This site was created by Larry Shively who is researching the history of the Shively families. The goal is to have a site where all Shively researchers can share and ask questions in regards to their Shively lines. The largest majority of the Shively family records are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are early records of Shively's also in Virginia and Kentucky. There are not many established Shively lineages back to Europe. There are documented lineages to Switzerland and Germany. Through the sharing of information from all of our research it is desired that all can learn about our Shively families.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The following newspaper article was located in The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Tuesday Afternoon, July 19, 1949, Page 3, Column 1:
Shively Sisters Gather For First Time In 21 Years
The home of Mr. and Mrs. James Riner of 118 Reservoir Road, was the scene of the reunion of three members of the Shively family Sunday. This was the first time that Mrs. Riner and her sisters, Mrs. Paris Snead, of Beaver, and Mrs. Hattie Prince, of Affinity, had been together in 21 years.
Other guests of the day included: Paris Snead, Mrs. E. C. Meredith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurst, Jr., of Radford, Va.; Mrs. Dora Payne, of Gordonsville and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gilkerson and family, of Beckley.
Additional articles regarding the Shively sisters include:
The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Thursday Afternoon, November 11, 1954, Page 21, Column 3:
Mrs. Eva Riner, 78, Lanark, Dies
Mrs. Eva Lee Riner, 78, Lanark, died at her residence at 12:35 a.m. today after a long illness.
Born in Christiansburg, Va., June 12, 1876, she was a daughter of Fleming and Ellen Janey Shively, both deceased. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Beckley. Her husband, James Edward Riner, preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1953.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Blanche Snead, Beaver; one son Sgt. James E. Riner, serving with the Army at Aberdeen, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Violet G. Bailey, Lanark, Mrs. Vera W. Gilkeson, Beckley, and Mrs. Eva M. Leffel, Bluefield, 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted, at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church, Beckley, with Dr. Alvin J. Cook officiating. The body will be taken from the Keyser Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Friday where it will remain until one hour prior to the services.
The Beckley Post Herald And Raleigh Register, Saturday Morning, February 6, 1965, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
Church Worker At Beaver Marks Her 86th Birthday
A charter member of the First Baptist Church of Beaver, Mrs. Blanche Shively Trent Snead marked her 86th birthday on Jan. 31.
A patient in the Christian Nursing Home at Fayetteville for the past 30 days, she came to West Virginia in a covered wagon in 1909 with her husband, Charles Trent, whom she married Feb. 22, 1899. They were the parents of two children, Mrs. Agnes Decker of Detroit, Mich., and Pete Trent of Florida. They lived in Hinton where Trent was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and after his death she moved to Beaver in 1913.
On Oct. 12, 1914, she married Paris Snead, who died in 1954. She made her home in Beaver until 1964.
An ardent worker in church, she organized the first Sunday school in Beaver in November of 1916. It was held in the grade school and she served as superintendent.
After that she helped promote the Sunday school at the Baptist Church in Daniels, and through her leadership lumber was secured and funds were raised for carpenters to build the Beaver Community Church. With the increasing need for Sunday school classrooms because of attendance, Mrs. Snead led a project to build classrooms, and with the cooperation of the area people they were built and paid for.
The years Mrs. Snead was able to attend services she was a faithful church member, and gave a helping hand to the ill in the community.
Unable now to attend church services, one of her friends says she continues to read her Bible and pray, and would like to hear from her friends in her former home at Beaver.
The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Monday Afternoon, September 9, 1974, Page 2, Column 6:
Mrs. Blanche Snead
The funeral for Mrs. Blanche T. Snead, 95, Beaver, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Calfee Funeral Home with the Rev. L. A. Garten and the Rev. Gene Lowe officiating. Burial will be in the Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor.
Mrs. Snead died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a local hospital after a long illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1879 in Montgomery County, Va., a daughter of Fleming and Eleanor Jannie Shivley. Mrs. Snead was a member of the Beaver Baptist Church.
Mrs. Snead was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles Trent and Paris Snead, and two children, Everett Trent and Mrs. Agnes Trent Decker. Survivors include four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Calfee Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Jack, Frank and Jon Rakes, Henry Lilly, James St. Clair and Moot Rice.
From the Beckley Post Herald, Friday Morning, October 9, 1953, Page 1, Column 6:
Mrs. Prince, 80, Of Minden Dies
Mrs. Hattie Prince, 80, of Minden, formerly of Raleigh County, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wilda Chambers of Minden, at 4:10 p.m. yesterday, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 25, 1873, and was the daughter of the late Jennings and Ellen Shively. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott Prince.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and a resident of Raleigh County for 70 years until about eight months ago when she went to live with her daughter.
She is survived by a son, Sylvian of Midway; five daughters, Brooke Spencer of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Lois Wiseman fo Sophia, Mrs. Thelman Branson of Rupert, Mrs. Wilda Chambers of Minden, and Mrs. Ruby Vaught of Hornsbyville, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Snead, and Mrs. Eva Rhiner of Lanark.
The body will remain at Calfee Funeral Home until funeral arrangements are completed.
A newspaper article for a brother to the above three sisters was located in the Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Tuesday Afternoon, June 3, 1974, Page 12, Column 1:
Services Set For Mount View Man
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Powell Shivley, 76, Mr. View, who died at a local hospital Monday morning. The Rev. Charles Walker, of East Beckley, will officiate at the Mt. View Church. Burial will be at the Mr. View cemetery.
Shivley was born in Franklin County, Va., but has lived in Summers and Raleigh counties since boyhood. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rosa Mae Ambra Shivley; one son, Rupert Shivley, Beckley; and three sisters, Mrs. Eva Riner, Beckley; Mrs. Blanche Sneed, Raleigh; and Mrs. Hattie Prince, East Beckley.
Friday, May 3, 2013
|Oliver J. Shively/Emma C. Brown Marriage|
Oliver J. Shively was the son of Daniel C. Shively and Hannah Burkholder. He was born 24-Oct-1866 and died 21-Jul-1957 in Marshall County, IN, buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. He was married first to Emma Clara Brown in Marshall County on 16-Jun-1894. He married second to Laura May Wisebrook on 27-Jan-1934 in Marshall County.
The following article was extracted from the Plymouth Pilot News, Wednesday, October 24, 1956, Page 2, Columns 1-4:
4 Shively Brothers' Ages Total 339 Years
1st Anniversary Of Over 80 Club
What better way to observe the first anniversary of the "Over 80 Club" than to honor four brothers whose age total 339 years! Three of them are over 80 and the fourth is very close to that mark.
Eldest of the brothers, Oliver Shively, is observing his 90th birthday today (born Oct. 24, 1866) at home in Bremen. John, 87, was born Dec. 9, 1868 and lives in Nappanee. Jacob, 83, already a member of the club--was born March 14, 1873, and lives at R. R. 2, Plymouth. Ullery, the "baby" of the four, was born April 30, 1877 and resides in Nappanee.
Born In Marshall County
All were born within a radius of two miles, about 6 miles east of Plymouth and north of Inwood. Their parents were Dan and Hannah Shively. After death broke up the home, John and Ullery lived with one grandmother near Nappanee and Jacob and Oliver lived south with their other grandmother near Plymouth.
Oliver was married to Emma Brown who passed away in 1931. In 1934 he married Mae Wieshbrock and they moved to Bremen about 23 years ago after his retirement from farming. John married Ida Widmar in 1900 and she passed away in 1925. He was married in 1928 to Doshia Culler. He has three sons, Bernard of Harrisburg, Pa., Daniel of Florida, and Warren of Nappanee, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Oliver worked with his father in the elevator business in Inwood until he was 26 years old and he and John then went into the implement business. They later had a harness and buggy business in Nappanee and when they saw business was beginning to slip, they decided to "slip" into something else, too. Oliver went into farming.
In Nappanee Business
John was joined in the Shively Corporation, Nappanee, by Ullery. John has been in it for 62 years and Ullery, 56 years. The store is divided into three parts, hardware, department and furniture. They have seen many changes in Nappanee in these years inasmuch as the town had a population of about 1,800 when they started the business and now it is approximately 3,500. Both are still active in the business.
Jacob married Rena Jones who lived only about 3 miles away but whom he never met until three years before they were married. They have six children, Rueben, R. R. 2, Plymouth; Mrs. Esta Sutter of near Argos; Mrs. Bessie Barber of South Haven, Mich.; Mrs. Pearl Mitschelen of Michigan City; Orville Shively of R. R. 1, Groverton and Guy Shively, R. R. 1, Plymouth. They also have 12 grandchildren and eight great grand-children.
Jacob has farmed most of his life though he worked for 20 years in a box and furniture factory in Nappanee. Peppermint raising was one of the interesting sidelines of his farming.
Nora E. Early became the wife of Ullery in 1907 and they have two children, Miss Helen Shively of Ashland, Ohio, and Robert Shively of Valparaiso.
The brothers are all members of the Church of the Brethren in their respective communities.
Oliver recalls Broad, an ox, they had when he was a boy that was something of a pet. He would go out when Broad was lying in the barnyard and jump onto him. He remembers vividly the day he did this and Broad got up and decided to go places. Oliver says he stayed on until they got to the corner of the barn and then was thrown off.
Another incident that stands out in their memory was one day when Broad fell head first into an open well. Their father got some other men to help him get the ox out of the well with the use of ropes but they were too late--he drowned by the time they got him out.
They recall how bills in those days were often paid with notes instead of money. Then when a person needed cash, he simply sold the notes to obtain the cash.
Traveling has added interest to their lives. Jacob says he has never traveled much but John has seen the Pacific Ocean once and the Atlantic twice as well as visiting in Florida.
Travel Adds Interest
Ullery has seen most of this country except the South and has traveled in Canada and Mexico as well. Oliver spent one summer traveling all over the West and two winters in Florida.
When he and his wife visited her half-brother in Oregon--whom he had not seen in over 50 years--they took him, a Baptist preacher, up into the mountains to Mitchell, Ore., where he was to preach a funeral sermon. They then went on to a lumber mill where they stayed overnight sleeping out of doors. When he asked what would keep the bears away he was told the two dogs would take care of that. However, during the night they did hear something gnawing at the building but it was only a porcupine!
Best wishes not only to Oliver, who observes his birthday today, but to each of the brothers, too!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Joseph M. Shively was born on 21-Sep-1836 in Stark County, OH and died 17-Apr-191 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. He was the son of Isaac Shively and Susanna Snyder. Joseph was married to Mary Ulrich born 9-Jul-1842 and died 26-Sep-1923 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA. They were the parents of Sarah born Jul-1863 KS died 1937 and who married Mr. Hartman; Lutitia born 15-Oct-1865 in Douglas Co., KS died 25-Mar-1904 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA and who married William Manford Stustsman; Edward M. Shively born 9-Sep-1867 KS died 14-Jan-1943 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA and who married 1st Sarah Ellen Stutsman and 2nd Ora Nine; Arminta "Minnie" born 29-Sep-1870 died 27-Apr-1941 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA and who married Elijah Allen Stutsman; Lydia born 1872 died 1887; and Alice born 1876 died 1951 and who married Mr. Garst. Joseph M. Shively and family are found on the 1870 Douglas Co., KS census, 1880 Douglas Co., KS census, 1895 Douglas Co., KS State Census, 1900 Douglas Co., KS census and 1910 Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA census.
Joseph M. Shively and son, Edward, invented and patented a "corn shocker". Several articles were located. In the U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletin 303, Corn-Harvesting Machinery, By C. J. Zintheo, Expert in Farm Mechanics, Office of Experiment Stations, Prepared Under the Supervision of the Office Of Experiment Stations, A. C. True, Director, Washington, Government Printing Office, Issued August 8, 1907, page 20: "In 1893 a shocker as constructed by J. M. Shively, similar in principle but somewhat departing in its construction from the Hadley shocker in that the cutting apparatus and the dividers were like those of the corn harvester, and the retaining wall surrounding the shock".
In the Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS newspapers the following articles relating to this invention were located. In the Weekly World, Thursday, September 17, 1896, Page 5, Column 5:
Corn Cutting And Shocking
Shively & Son will give a public exhibition of the working of their patent corn cutting and shocking machine at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, September 25th, in the field of Joseph Reece, four miles south of the city at the Crowel bridge. This is the only machine of the kind manufactured and is worth seeing. Everyone interested invited to see the machine work.
In the Gazette, Thursday, November 25, 1897, Page 2, Column 2:
John Shively, of Alfred, the inventor of the Shively corn cutter, sold his patent last week to the Derring Harvestor Co., for fifteen thousand dollars. (Overbrook Herald)
Extracted from the Jeffersonian Gazette, Thursday, August 17, 1899, Page 3, Column 5:
Shively and Son have just received one of their corn harvesters from the factory at Chicago. This machine is the invention of Mr. Shively and is the only successful corn shocker on the market.
The following was found in the Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, July 16, 1930, Page 2, Column 4:
Visiting Old Friends
Edward Shively And Son Here From California
Edward Shively and son, Floyd, of Glendale, Cal., a suburb of Los Angeles, are now visiting old friends and relatives in Lawrence and nearby. They made the drive of nearly 2,000 miles in four days, arriving Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Hoover at Overbrook.
Many years ago finding shocking corn to be hard work, the boy, Edward, and his father invented a machine for doing the work by horse power. The machine cut the corn and shocked it. It was finally sold to a manufacturer of implements on the basis of a good cash bonus and royalty. The machine was manufactured for some years.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Jonas Shively was the son of Isaac Shively and Susanna Snyder. He is listed on the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 Elkhart County, IN census records. Searching through the Elkhart County, IN newspapers several articles relating to Jonas Shively were extracted:
Goshen TImes, Goshen, IN, Thursday, July 24, 1873, Page 3, Column 1:
We received a call the other day from Mr. Newton Jackson, business agent of the manufacturing establishment of Mr. Jonas Shively, located six miles southwest of this city, who called to try the virtue of printers ink, as will be seen by an advertisement in this paper. This concern has formed a business connection with the Mishawaka Furniture Company which enables it to do a large business and cope with any establishment of this kind in the county is offering inducements to parties wishing to buy furniture, spring wagon seats, lumber, etc. They are shipping large quantities of these articles to the Mishawaka house.
Goshen Times, Thursday, September 11, 1873, Page 2, Column 1:
We regret to learn that the manufacturing establishment located about six miles south-west of this city, and owned by the Mishawaka Furniture Company, in connection with Mr. Jonas Shively, was entirely destroyed by fire about noon on Tuesday last. The loss of the building, with machinery and material, is not less than $20,000, on which there was no insurance. By hard work, several hundred thousand feet of lumber on the yard was saved. The fire caught--perhaps from a spark--in the roof or upper part of the building, where considerable dry lumber and other material were stored, and was so far under way when first discovered by Mr. Jackson, connected with the firm, as he was returning from dinner, that it was impossible to stay the flames. We hope the Company will be able to re-build and resume business at once, for the loss of such, an establishment will be seriously felt in that neighborhood.
The following article was located in the Goshen Weekly Independent, Friday, October 31, 1884, Page 5, Column 3:
A Close Call
Last Friday afternoon Mr. Jonas Shively had a narrow escape from being killed, together with his team of horses, and it was owing to his presence of mind in the matter that such was not the result. While driving along the public road south of South West, and the day being windy and cold, the horses were going at a good gait. When passing through a belt of woods Mr. Shively noticed, just a few feet in advance of him, a large deadened tree, standing by the wayside, start to fall across the road. It required quick action and he drew quickly back on the lines, stopping the horses just in time to escape being crushed by the falling tree, which struck the end of the wagon tongue, drawing one of the horses to the earth, breaking the neck yoke and harness. It was indeed a lucky escape, and it seems that some one is responsible for allowing dead trees to stand along the public road that are ready to be toppled over by a gust of wind.
The following article was extracted from The Goshen Daily News, Friday, January 13, 1893, Page 1, Column 3:
Long Journey on Wheels
(North Manchester Journal)
We received a call last Saturday from Jonas Shively an old gentleman from Goshen, who can lay some claims to being an extensive traveler. July 6, 1891, Mr. Shively started from his home with a horse and wagon to make a trip to Nebraska and leisurely look at the country as he went along. He is now just on his return, having spent eighteen months on the journey in his visits over Nebraska, and has the same horse and wagon with which he started and which is none the worse for the wear. In his travels Mr. Shively has seen many curious and wonderful things, some of which he brought back with him. While at McPherson, Kansas, he bought a sheepshead fish which had been shipped to a fish dealer there from a port on the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. The peculiarity of the sheepshead fish is that its head and it has teeth in its mouth resembling those of a sheep. This species of fish is caught in the sea and is esteemed a great delicacy on the table, but inland their appearance renders them quite a curiosity. Mr. Shively has preserved the fish in alcohol and takes great pleasure in exhibiting it. He is a relative of Mrs. John Myers, on North Mill street, and called at this office in company with Mr. Myers. He left for Goshen Monday.
The following newspaper obituary was located in the Goshen Weekly News-Times, Friday, September 26, 1902, Page 3, Column 3:
Old Resident Passes Away
Jonas Shively, aged seventy-seven years, died of a complication of diseases this morning at three o'clock at his late home, 611 South Eighth street. Deceased had been sick for a long period. About a year ago he was taken with paralysis and had not been able to walk since that time. During the past seven months, he had been bedfast. For the past three days, the condition of the deceased had been critical.
Jonas Shively was the son of Isaac and Susanna Shively, deceased. He was born in Starke county, Ohio, July 14, 1825, coming to this county with his parents twenty years ago when they settled on a farm near New Paris. Deceased was married to Hester Miller, daughter of the late John D. Miller of Jackson township, June 5, 1852, locating at Waterford shortly after where he engaged in the manufacture of pumps. Later he located on a farm of 240 acres in Harrison township where he lived thirty-five years. During this period he operated a large furniture factory and saw mill which burned after he had established a prosperous business. The plant was rebuilt immediately and was destroyed by fire a year later when he retired from the manufacturing business. Deceased removed to Goshen about twelve years ago. He had been a life long member of the German Baptist church. Six sons and two daughters were born to the deceased. Those who survive him are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Berryman, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Ella Stutsman, Goshen; three sons, Alonzo and Joseph Shively, Elkhart; Reuben Shively, Goshen. The surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased are Daniel Shively, Goshen; Mrs. Barbara Cripe, residing in Illinois; Mrs. Lydia Harshman, residing in Kansas; Joseph Shively at Los Angeles, Cal.
Funeral will occur Friday at ten o'clock from the German Baptist church, corner of Clinton and Fifth street; interment will occur at Oak Ridge cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the family residence Thursday from two to four o'clock.
The following obituary for Hester Miller Shively was located in The Weekly News, Friday, March 2, 1917, Page 2, Column 4:
Mrs. Hester Shively, aged 83, and widow of Jonas Shively, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. G. Stutzman, at 613 South Eighth street, Sunday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock of complications of old age, after an illness of six weeks. Mrs. Shively was born in Ohio and had lived in Elkhart county since she was a girl. She is survived by three sons, Reuben Shively of Goshen, Alonzo and Joe Shively of Elkhart, two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Berryman of Detroit, and Mrs. A. G. Stutzman, at whose home she died. There are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Four brothers, David and Ira Miller of New Paris, Aaron of Benton and George W. Miller of Goshen, also survive her, and three sisters, Mrs. Jane Blough of Warsaw, Mrs. Matilda Butts of Milford and Mrs. Hiram Ferrida of Leesburg.
The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon, friends meeting at the house at 2:00 and at the Church of the Brethren at the corner of Fifth and Clinton at 2:30 Rev. Hiram Forney and Rev. Kitson officiating. Burial in Oakridge.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sanford Hunter Shively, Henry S. Shively And William L. Shively, Sons Of Henry B. Shively And Mary Hunter Shively
From information contained in the Descendants Of Henry And Mary Banta Shively, by Lottie Compton McDowell,1972, page 11: "Henry B. Shively, son of Henry and Mary Banta Shively, was born 1 January 1799 Shelby County, Kentucky. He was married in Nelson County, Kentucky to Mary (Polly) Hunter, daughter of Eliphalet and Frances Hunter, 19 August 1822. She was born May 1798 in Virginia. His wife, Mary, died 19 November 1869 and he married Margery Allen Burton, widow of Hutchings Burton, 2 March 1871 (Marriage Book C6-page 68) Orange County. Henry B. was a minister of the Gospel, as were his two brothers, Jacob and Philip. He died 12 February 1882 in Daviess County. Children of Henry B. and Mary Hunter Shively: Susannah E., Sanford Hunter, Eliphalet H., John M., David S., William L., Mary Jane and Henry S."
Newspaper obituaries were found for Sanford Hunter Shively, Henry S. Shively, and William L. Shively who were sons of Henry B. Shively and Mary (Polly) Hunter. Located in The Washington Gazette, Washington, IN, Friday, April 5, 1901, Page 1, Column 5:
Died At Petersburg
Sanford Shively, a Well Known Old Solider Died Tuesday at Petersburg.
Sanford Shively, one of Washington's oldest and best know citizens died Tuesday at Petersburg where he has been for several weeks. He had been in poor health for several months and died of general debility. He was seventy-eight years of age.
Mr. Shively leaves a wife and three daughters, Mrs. George Bright, Mrs. Susan Clark and Mrs. Mary Gilley. He also leaves two brothers and a sister. They are William L. and Henry S. Shively of this city and Mrs. Susan Gilley of Alfordsville.
Mr. Shively was an solider having been a member of Company D, twenty-seventh Indiana regiment.
The remains were brought to this city from Petersburg today and will be buried at the Osman cemetery in VanBuren township Thursday afternoon.
Extracted from the Odon Journal, Saturday, April 27, 1901, Page 3, Column 5:
Henry S. Shively died Thursday morning of Bright's disease. Mr. Shively had been sick for several weeks, and his death had been expected at almost any hour.
Mr. Shively was born in Orange county, Indiana, September 4, 1836 and at the time of his death was 64 years, 7 months and 21 days of age. When he was small he came to Van Buren township, this county, and until last March when he moved here, he resided in that township. In 1858 he married Mary Herron. To this union was born nine children, seven of whom are living. They are, David of Kansas, Willet of this place, Mrs. Felix Keller of Bogard township, John and Ira of Illinois, Mrs. Fred Brooks of Sugarland, and Effie who is at home.
Mr. Shively was a republican in politics, a member of the Christian church, and an excellent law abiding citizen, worthy of the highest esteem. In 1862 he enlisted in the U. S. army in the company of which Z. V. Garten was Captain, and served until the close of the Civil War.
The funeral services were conducted by Eld. G. H. Buchanan yesterday morning. Short services were held at the home and also at Liberty six miles south of here where the remains were laid to rest in that cemetery. He leaves an aged wife, and the seven children to mourn the loss of a husband and mother.
This obituary was located in The Washington Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1902, Page 2, Column 4:
Old Soldier Dead
W. L. Shively Dropped Dead Last Night
He Was Talking to a Neighbor and Suddenly Dropped Dead of Heart Trouble--Burial at Bethany Sunday
William L. Shively, a veteran of the civil war, dropped dead Thursday evening at about eight-thirty o'clock while standing in the front yard at his home on East Fourteenth street. He was talking to Gus Farrell, a neighbor, when he was stricken and fell to the ground. Robert Belcher, Will Davis and Milliard Webber were called and carried the body into the house. Heart failure is given as the cause of his death.
The deceased was sixty-nine years of age, having been born November 20, 1833, on a farm in Van Buren township. His early life was spent on the farm and when the civil war broke out he enlisted in Captain Stephens' company in the Twenty-seventh Indiana regiment. He fought in the war until its close after which he returned to this city where he had since resided. He was a carpenter by trade but his health has been so poor that he has not worked regularly for some time.
He had been married three times and is survived by his last wife, to whom he was married fifteen years ago, and several children. Two brothers of the deceased, Sanford and Henry died last year. The children of the deceased who are living are Mrs. Carrie Barber and Ira Shively of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Sarah Boller of Coffeeburg, Mo., Henry Shively of Gallaton, Mo., Mrs. Lot Henry, Miss Reha and Master Ray Shively of this city. Mrs. Ed Martin and Miss Dora Blakley are step-daughters.
The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial will be at Bethany cemetery.
Coroner O. K. McKittrick of Plainville, was notified of the death and arrived this afternoon to hold an inquest.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The following articles were extracted regarding Ray Shively who lived in Washington, Daviess County, IN. The story of young love did not end so well per the information.
The Washington Herald, Washington, IN, Saturday, August 8, 1903, Page 1, Column 3:
Nipped In The Blossom
Boy Who Desired To Become A Groom Put In Jail To Allow His Ardor To Cool
Relatives Say That Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Was About To Elope With Small Girl
Ray Shively, a lad of sixteen years residing in the east end, was in jail today to await the cooling of his feverish desire to wed a girl of fourteen summers named May Lawrence, who resides on Crosby street. The lad announced that he intended to marry the girl and do it quick. Then was when the lad’s relatives spoke up in meeting and forbade the match.
The boy threatened to elope with the child and it is said preparations were made several days ago to that end but the plans were defeated by the boy’s relatives. The would-be groom immediately started on a fresh set of plans, however, and last night Thomas Wade, a half-brother to Shively asked that the boy be placed in jail to prevent the affair. The police arrested young Shively and confined him. Relatives say that unless he promises to behave they will have him sent to the house of correction. The girl is aged fourteen years and is the daughter of Kenneth Lawrence, a shop man of Cosby street while the boy lives with his mother in the east end.
This afternoon Shively signed an agreement that he would not elope with the girl, that he would obey his mother and that he would go to work and try to help her. He was then released from jail and allowed to return home.
The Washington Herald, Washington, IN, Saturday, September 24, 1904, Page 1, Column 1:
Romantic Love Story Ends In Divorce Suit
May Shively Asks That The Court Restore Her Maiden Name
Was Married At Fourteen
The paths of love with the young and unexperienced are rough and wearsome, in the case of the story of Ray Shively’s and Martha May Lawrence’s early marriage may be taken as an ideal one. Mrs. Shively has filed suit against her husband for divorce, charging abandonment, cruel treatment, intoxication and numerous other things.
It will be remembered that the young couple experienced quite a romantic series of troubles in their attempt to wed last fall. The first stage of the affair was Shively’s arrest for his determination to visit the girl in spite of the objections of relatives, and his declaration at the police station that he would marry her. He was released on a promise to resign to the inevitable fate of remaining from the house, but a few weeks later it was learned that the two had made a secret visit to Lawrenceville, Ill. Here they were refused a license, she saying that she was fourteen years of age. They returned to this city somewhat crestfallen, but in a few days were encouraged by the parents of the girl agreeing to go with the pair to the Illinois town and giving their personal consent. The happy two were married, as she says in her complaint, on the 24th of December, 1903.
Mrs. Shively says that her husband abandoned her in March and that she was compelled to live with her father. Later he returned and the two lived together until July when they separated, she asserting that he cursed her and otherwise treated her cruelly. She also maintains that at her age she was not capable of contracting marriage and therefore she asks that her maiden name be restored to her.
The attorneys for the plaintiff are Hastings, Allen & Hastings.
Ray Shively is listed with his parents, William and Mary E Shively on the 1900 Daviess County, IN census. They are listed in town of Washington, Washington Township as follows: William Shively born Nov 1832, wife Mary E born Sept 1844, daughter Reva born March 1884, son Ray born Nov 1887 and step-daughter Dora Blakley born June 1879. William and Mary E state they have been married 13 years which would be approximately 1887. Mary E was Mary E Allen who was married on 28-May-1865 to Duncan Francis Wade in Daviess County, IN.
A marriage for William Ray Shively to Louise Boettinger is recorded in Vigo County, IN. The couple was married on 21-Aug-1907. The parents of William Ray Shively are listed as William Shively, deceased and Mary E. Allen. The following newspaper article regarding this event was recorded in The Washington Gazette, Washington, IN, Saturday, August 31, 1907, Page 1, Column 4:
Ray Shiveley Weds
Friends here will be surprised to learn of the wedding of Ray Shively, a former Washington boy, at Terre Haute, Wednesday evening, August 21. His bride was Miss Louise Boettinger, a Terre Haute girl. The ceremony was performed by the past of St. Pauls Lutheran church. A delicious wedding supper was served the couple after the ceremony. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Lutes, formerly of Washington, Mrs. Boettinger, Mr. and Mrs. Will Castle, Mrs. C. C. Sanders, Mrs. C. Uphouser, Harry Boettinger, Mr. and Mrs. James Ruse, Josephine and Frank Martin. The bride is the only daughter of Victor Boettinger of Terre Haute. The groom is a Washington boy, having moved to Terre Haute two years ago. He is a brakeman on the Vandalia lines between Terre Haute and St. Louis. The couple will live at 1526 Liberty avenue, Terre Haute.
The following marriage for Ray Shively was recorded in Vigo County, IN. Ray Shiveley was married to Marthella Farmer Denning on 27-Dec-1945. The parents of Ray are listed as William L. Shiveley, deceased, who was born in Orange County, IN and Mary E. Wade also deceased. Ray Shively was born 30-Nov-1887 and had been married twice before. The information says one marriage ended in the death of the spouse and the other marriage ended in divorce. Marthella Farmer Denning also had been married twice with one marriage ending with the death of the spouse and the other marriage in divorce.