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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

John Wesley Shively And Wife, Ada Armenta Karns, From Vinton County, OH To Caldwell County, MO To Washington County, AR

John W. Shively was born ca.1850 in Hocking County, Ohio and died 10-December-1917 in Washington County, Arkansas.  He was the son of David Shively and Rachel Amy Bell who can be found on the census records of Vinton County, Ohio.  John was married, this being possibly a second marriage, on 23-January-1883 in Caldwell County, Missouri to Addah A Karns. (On the 1910 Washington County, Arkansas census John is listed with Addia as his second marriage, her first). Ada Armenta Karns was born 10-January-1867 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio and died 7-August-1956 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Nicholas Karns and Mary Louise Dennison. Listed on the 1900 Gomer Township, Caldwell County, Missouri census is the household of John Shively born April 1850, wife Adda A born January 1867, son Arthur N born October 1883, son Lawrence D born February 1885, daughter Daisy I born February 1888, daughter Nellie L born May 1894, son John M born May 1896, grandfather James M Dennison born March 1817 and servant Perry Green born November 1873.

Located in The Fayetteville Democrat, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Thursday, December 13, 1917, Page 2, Column 4:
J. W. Shivley
Funeral services fro J. W. Shivley, aged 67, who died late Monday night at the Peel place, the family residence north of City Park, were held at the residence Wednesday morning at ten o'clock with the Rev. Ashley Chappell officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.  Bruce Holcomb, Clyde Walters, Dr. J. R. Southworth, C. C. Yarrington, Best Lewis and Art Lewis served as pallbearers.
Mr. Shively and his family had resided here since October, coming here from Harris, where they had lived twelve years.  The deceased was well known all over the county.
Deceased is survived by his widow and seven children, Mrs. Daisy Gaines of Lennox, Iowa; Lawrence, who has been away and unheard from for a few months and Arthur, Nellie, John, William and Clyde, who are at home.

The notice of the passing of the wife of John W. Shively was extracted from The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday, August 9, 1956, Page 23:
SHIVELY--Mrs. Ada Armenta, age 89, passed away Aug. 7, at Harrisonville, Mo. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. R. D. Gaines, Lenox, Ia., and Mrs. R. N. Duncan, Cleveland, Mo.; 4 sons, John M. Shively, Warrensburg, Mo., A. N. Shively, Fayetteville, Ark., William R. Shively, Braymer, Mo., and Clyde F. Shively, 1103 E. 30th, K. C., Mo.  Services 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist church, Braymer, Mo. Interment Evergreen cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark., 11 a.m. Friday.      Geo. E. Myers Funeral Home, Cleveland, Mo.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Amos Jacob Shively And Wife Udora "Dora" Pettit Who Lived In Black Hawk County, Iowa And Marshall County, Iowa



















The following news article was extracted from The Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, March 28, 1910, Page 7, Columns 3-4:
Waterloo People Who Expect Great Riches
The above people are chiefly concerned in the location and securing of a vast estate, amounting to many millions of dollars, in Plymouth, England.  The tale is so strange as to be almost beyond belief.   The principal heir in this city is Mrs. Jane Stroud Pettit.  She and her husband, Irving Pettit, are both blind and are cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Amos J. Shiveley, residing at their home on Linden avenue near the city limits.  Mrs. Shiveley is a daughter of Mrs. Pettit.  Another family interested in Waterloo is that of W. E. Perkins, a son of Mrs. Shiveley.
Other heirs represented by a Waterloo attorney are Richard Stroud of Marble Rock and Henry Stroud of Kansas City.
Many years ago it is claimed an  estate was founded in England by David Stroud. At his death a portion of the heirs were found and distribution of the wealth made in their cases.  That which should come to the American heirs was held in trust.  Mrs. Pettit and her two brothers, Richard and Henry, could not be located and when they were first informed of the good luck in store for them refused to credit.  The founder of the estate was an uncle of the three people named as direct heirs.
Investigation has led the Waterloo attorney to place confidence in the report and he is in communication with a solicitor at Plymouth, England.  Those who expect to profit by the distribution of the estate are borne up by excitement and naturally believe that the money will come to them quickly, but on the other hand the attorney is loth to believe that any great part of the estate will be received before many months, possibly two years. Mrs. Pettit and her two brothers trace a direct descent from a brother of David Stroud.
The heirs state that between twelve and fifteen millions of dollars are ready from immediate distribution and that the estate in all amounts to nearly fifty millions of dollars.

Another account regarding the issue was located in The Waterloo Evening Courier,  Friday, March 25, 1910, Page 11, Column 4:
Prospects Of Great Wealth
Fortune Flirts With Several Waterloo People
Attorneys Engaged In Investigating Reported Estates Held In Trust
To have the prospect of shortly securing vast sums of money after having worked hard and been deprived of nearly all of the luxuries and even some of the necessities of life is held before a number of Waterloo people.  Recently it came to the attention of Mrs. Amos J. Shiveley, residing on lower Lafayette street, that an estate valued at perhaps a million and a half of dollars was held in Plymouth, England awaiting the appearance of the rightful heirs.  The estate is known as the Stroud estate.  Mrs. Shiveley's maiden name was Stroud, being a granddaughter of the founder of the immense fortune.  It appears that the mother of Mrs. Shiveley was notified of the existence of the fortune, but refused to credit the good luck in store for her.  Later other inquiries were sent out and Mrs. Shiveley located.  Other heirs that will probably participate in the division of the fortune are Frank and William Petitt and Mrs. Irving Petitt.  For some time an attorney of the city has been investigating the matter, but so far no definite information has been imparted to those chiefly concerned.
W. E. Perkins, a motorman on the street car line, is a son of Mrs. Shiveley and participation in the wealth will bring much needed comfort to his home in which are a number of children.
"Luck" Very Generous
Not content with holding up this prospect before these people a recent advertisement in a newspaper asked for the location of one A. J. Shiveley, stating that an immense estate in Pennsylvania awaited the rightful claimant.  This advertisement for some time passed unnoticed in this city, but friends finally took the matter up and called Mr. Shiveley's attention to it.
Mr. Shively has given the matter to an attorney to investigate, and it is hoped by friends of the family that the good fortune will not prove a myth.  The Mr. Shiveley referred to in the second instance is the husband of Mrs. Shiveley of the first part of the story.  Mr. Shiveley is the step-father of Mr. Perkins.
Whatever comes of these reports the members of the family are loth to credit them until they see the actual coin in their hands, but it is certainly a pleasure to anticipate what might be done if all of them should suddenly become millionaires.

Amos J. Shively was born 22-Feb-1853 in Allen County, Ohio and died 24-Sep-1941 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.  The following newspaper obituary was located:   Amos J. Shively, 1112 Bromely Street, a resident of this city since 1886, died at the Deaconess Hospital at 10:30 Wednesday Morning.  He had been in poor health for the past three years and his last illness confined him to the hospital for two weeks.  Death was due to age debility.
Mr. Shively was born in Allen County, Ohio, February 22, 1853, the son of Jacob and Sadona Shivley.  His early years were spent in Ohio and later in Kansas.  He married udora Perkins, June 12, 1884, at Stockton, Kansas.  They lived there for eight years and then came to Marshalltown.  Mrs. Shively died in Marshalltown in 1926.
There were three children born to Mr. & Mrs. Shivley.  One daughter proceeded him in death, and surviving are:  Mrs. Harley (Lillie) Carkhuff of Quarry and Mrs. Dewy Bailey of this city.  There are also two step-sons, W. E. Perkins of Fredricksburg, and W. S. Perkins of this city.  An adopted son, Clarence Shively of this city, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the Pursel Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Iowa River cemetery.

Udora "Dora" Petitt was born 30-Oct-1853 in Illinois and died 26-Mar-1926 in Marshalltown, Marshalltown County, Iowa.  The newspaper obituary for her is as follows:  Mrs. Udona Shively, wife of Amos Shively, 112 Bromely Street, died at the Deaconess Hospital at 11:40 Sunday night of pneumonia following a week long illness.
Mrs.Shively was born in Rockford, Ill, October 30th, 1853, daughter of William Petitt and Jane Strout Petitt.  She was married to James Perkins whom she divorced. In 1883 she married Mr. Shively in Rooks County, Kansas.  After making their home at Wichita, Kan. for eight years, Mr. & Mrs. Shively came to this city, which had since been their home.
Mrs. Shively is survived by her husband and five children, Walter E. and William Perkins, Mrs. Harley (Lillie) Carkhuff, Mrs. Julia Bailey and Clarence Shively of this city.  Two brothers, Charles Petitt, of Fredericksburg, and Francis Petitt  of Waterloo, and a sister Mrs. Mary Moody of Fredericksburg, also survive.  Funeral services were held from the Persel-Davis Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial in Iowa River cemetery.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Elmer "Zeb" Shively, Son Of John Shively And Mahala Bigelow, Who Lived In Wells County, Indiana

Elmer "Zeb" Shively was born in Auglaize County, Ohio and died on 13-October-1914.  He was the son of John Shively who was born in Germany and Mahala Bigelow.  John and Mahala were married on 15-May-1870 in Auglaize County, Ohio (Marriage Vol. 3, Page 553).   John Shively was born ca. 1848 and died 15-Feb-1904 in Wells Co., Indiana.  Mahala Bigelow Shively was born ca. 1846 and died 21-Dec-1902 in Wells Co., Indiana.  Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton, Wells Co., Indiana.

Listed on the 1900 Harrison Township, Bluffton Ward 3, Wells County, IN is the household of John Shiveley born in Germany, wife Mahala who is listed as having given birth to 6 children and 6 children are living, son Sherman, son Elmore, son Ellsworth and son John C.

The newspaper obituary for John Shiveley was located in The Bluffton Banner, Wednesday, February 17, 1904, Page 4, Column 1:
John Shiveley Died Monday
John Shiveley, the carpenter who residing in the south end, died at his home about 10 o'clock Monday.  The deceased was about 60 years of age, and leaves a family of several children, most of whom are grown.  He was the father of Zeb, Dave, Clyde and Sherm Shiveley.  The funeral was held Tuesday.

The following newspaper article regarding  Elmer "Zeb" Shively was extracted from the Fort Wayne Sentinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1914, Page 12, Columns 2-3:
Jail Prisoner Dies
Edward ("Zeb") Shively, of Bluffton, Ind., died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night in the Allen county jail, less than two hours after he had been seized with status epilepsy. Shively was aged 39 years and was sent to jail last Saturday from the city court, where he and Corbett Conkley had been convicted of obtaining money by false pretense and were sentenced to pay fines of $20 and costs and forty days in jail.  It was shown that they had swindled Mrs. Harley I. Burgett, wife of a well known farmer, residing three miles east of Fort Wayne, on the Maumes road, out of $3.50 by pretending that Mr. Burgett had sent them to repair the cistern.  They meddled with the pumping apparatus for a time, broke a part of it, covered it up, collected their money and disappeared.  They came to town and got on a spree, during which they were arrested.  In court Saturday morning Shively showed the effects of excessive dissipation.  Drs. Kane and VanBuskirk were called Tuesday night to attend Shively, but he was past aid.  Brothers of the deceased man residing in Bluffton were notified and the body was turned over to Klaehn & Melching.

Located in the Fort Wayne Sentinel, Saturday, October 17, 1914, Page 13, Column 1:
Investigate Brother's Death
Bluffton Men Inquire Into Dying Of "Zeb" Shively In Fort Wayne Jail
Bluffton, Ind., Oct. 17. -- David and Sherman Shively went to Fort Wayne this morning to make a personal investigation of the facts surrounding the death of their brother, Elmer or "Zeb", in the Allen county jail last Tuesday night.  They talked with the officers at the jail, with the doctors who were called to attend their brother and with Corb Conklin, of this city, who was arrested with Mr. Shively and who is still in jail there.
They stated on their return to Bluffton that they are far from satisfied with their discoveries and that they will investigate further.  They say that their brother was a sick man when he was placed in jail and that he was not given medical attention until his condition became desperate.  He had been a sufferer from heart trouble and his condition was serious from this and other causes when he was placed in jail.  The doctors told them that when they were called there was nothing that could be done for their brother.  The Messrs. Shively feel that he should have had medical attention long before.  They say that Conklin assured them that the statement from Fort Wayne that he was well and ate heartily is false.
Conklin also told them that he and "Zeb" were not guilty of getting money under false pretenses and that they actually cleaned the cistern and were entitled to the money they received from the Fort Wayne woman whose husband later caused their arrest.

The following article was found in The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Monday Morning, October 1, 1906, Page 16, Column 4:
Five Hundred Drunkards In Wells County
George Cotton Is Compilling A List Of Them And Says There Are 
Fully That Many To Go On His Books
(Bluffton News.)    Some man in each township of the county will assist George Cotton in his crusade against the saloons, but he is not yet ready for their assistance.  The law provides that a notice not to sell liquor must be given by some resident of the township in which the man resides and so Cotton cannot give notices against any man who does not live in Harrison township.  Here is where his assistants come in.  If a man in another township is to be placed on the list a man residing in the township will serve the notices so as to make them legal.  Cotton says that when he has completed his list it will contain 500 names and that there are fully that many drunkards in the county.
"Zeb" Shively is consulting attorneys with a view to bringing suit against Cotton for defamation of character by placing his name on the list.  He not only objects to having his name there, but further to being called "Zeb" Shively, as Cotton has done in his notices.  "Zeb" Shively is a nickname and his right name is Elmer, which title he wants Cotton to use. Cotton served thirty-five more notices to-day, most of them going by registered mail.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Frank S. Shively - Native American Indian Ancestry

For the first time while searching the census records it has been discovered that there is a record of one of the Shively lines having a documented Native American lineage. The following record is found on the 1900 Idaho census record in Nez Perce County  and recorded on the Nez Perce Reservation with a date of 4-June-1900:
           Head of Household                               Date of Birth     Age
2-2       SHIVELY, Frank        Indian    Male    4-Nov-1877        23       Single

Born           Father Born     Mother Born        Other Name       Tribe of This Inman
Montana       Indiana             Montana        Frank S Shively            Crow

Tribe of Father      Tribe of Mother     Has This Indian Any White Blood
     White                     Crow                             1/2

Living in Fixed of Movable Dwelling                   Occupation
            Fixed                                                Clerk Indian Department
(Supervisor District 43, Enumeration District 148,  Original Sheet 1A, Stamped Sheet 275)

From the 1910 census record for Yellowstone County, Montana and Rosebud County, Montana there is a duplicate record for Frank S. Shively. The Crow Reservation is found in both counties hence the reason for duplicate entres. The Rosebud County entry was easier to transcribe so this source is cited below:     
Crow Indian Reservation      5-May-1910 Supervisor District 2 Stamped Sheet 162             Enumeration District 218
                                                                           Marital             Father  Mother
                            Relation   Sex  Race   Age     Status    Birth  Birth     Birth
Shively, Frank S                    M    Indian   37   M1-7yr      Mont  Utah    Mont
              Lucy        Wife          F    Indian   24    M1-7yr     Mont  Mont   Mont
                        4 children born – 4 children living
              Serenus S  Son       M     Indian    5     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
              Ethel M       Daug     F     Indian    4     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
              Esther T      Daug    F      Indian    3     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
              Frances M   Daug    F      Indian    2     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
The 1910 census record shows that Frank S Shively and Lucy had been married for seven years.  They had four children and all four children are living in 1910.   Attempts were made to find more information on this wife and children but at this time no other genealogy information could be found.

The Montana Crow Land Patents are a source of information:
Patentee Name                    Date                 Doc. Number        Accession Number
Shively, Frank S                 1/06/1910           108251-09               100400
Shively, Lucy Hawk            1/24/1910           112546-09               106020

Additional information found includes the following article from The Anaconda Standard, Sunday Morning, January 25, 1903, Page 11, Column 3:
To Be Wedded To-Day
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Billings. Jan. 24. -- A marriage license was issued to-day to Frank S. Shively of the Crow agency and Miss Lucy Hawk of Ballantyne.  The couple will be married in Billings to-morrow. Mr. Shively is a graduate of the Carlisle school and at present is chief clerk to Agent Reynolds of the Crow Indians.

The following was extracted from The Billings Gazette, Tuesday, June 15, 1943, Page 3, Column 1:
Illness Fatal To Crow Indian
F. S. Shively Dies At Local Hospital
Frank Samuel Shively, 68, Crow Indian, died Monday at 12:05 p.m. at a local hospital of pneumonia.  He had been a patient for the last eight days.  Before coming to Billings he was retired chief clerk at the Crow Indian reservation.  He lived in Hardin.
Mr. Shively was born in 1875 at the Crow mission, formerly located near Absarokee and later moved to the Hardin vicinity.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shively.  H and Lucy Hawk, who died in 1915 at Crow Agency, were married in Billings.
Except for the time he attended Carlisle Indian institute at Philadelphia, and was a football coach, Mr. Shively was a resident of Big Horn county.  Following his graduation, he became a professional runner and coach.  He attended business college in Philadelphia and later became football coach at Washington State university.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. H. Barnes of St. Xavier and Miss Frances Shively of Los Angeles, Cal., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Smith Chapel with the Rev. C. A. Bentley, past of the Baptist Mission at Crow Agency, officiating.  Burial will be in Mountview cemetery.

Friday, August 29, 2014

William E. Shively, Son Of John Henry Shively And Mary Ann Withers, Who Lived In Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

William E. Shively
William Elmer (Ellmore) Shively was born on 23-April-1882 a son John Henry Shively and Mary Ann Withers. He was baptized on 15-January-1883 at Saint John's Lutheran Church, Lykens, Dauphin County, PA. He died on 5-May-1944 and time at death was Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA. Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Northumberland County, PA.  William E. Shively was married to Anna "Annie" Kreisher, daughter of George and Jennie Kreisher. 

The picture at the left of William E. Shively was included with the following article extracted from the Mount Carmel Item, Tuesday, October 23, 1923, Page 6, Columns 1-2:
Wm. Shively For Sheriff
William Shively, of Kulpmont, who captured the Democratic nomination for High Sheriff of Northumberland county in one of the most interesting campaigns ever waged, is a typical man of the common people, and his fellow workers and neighbors are doing everything in their power to make his election in November a certainty.
Born in Lykens 41 years ago, William Shively came to Mount Carmel with his parents when he was six years of age.  Eighteen years ago he lost an arm while working in the mines at Alaska.
Shortly after the accident that has sadly handicapped the young man, the Shively family moved to what is now the thriving borough of Kulmpmont, becoming the first settlers in that locality.  Fifteen years ago the father and head of the family, John Shively, was killed in the mines of the Scott colliery.
Although he attended the elementary schools here, Mr. Shively is a self-educated man.  All his life he has been a close student, and he has acquired a fund of useful information that fits him admirably for the duties of the high office he seeks.
Mr. Shively is now employed in the mins at the Scott colliery, and works side by side with able-bodied men, toiling to support his family. He has been a loyal member of the United Mine Workers for over twenty years.
We know that Mr. Shively is going to get a tremendous vote here, where we know him best, and if he is elected the county will have a splendid official.

The accident mentioned above was recorded in the Daily News, Mount Carmel, PA, Tuesday Evening, October 10, 1899, page 1, Column 5:
Boy's Awful Accident
William Shively, of Fifth and Vine streets, employed as a driver at the Alaska colliery, last evening had a narrow escape from losing his life.  He attempted to sprag a wagon when he slipped and fell alongside the tracks, his left arm falling beneath the wheels.  It was terribly crushed and he narrowly escaped bleeding to death.  Miners who were in that section of the mines at the time went to his assistance and bandaged the member.  He was removed to his home at eleven o'clock and Drs Williams and Millard amputated the arm at the shoulder. This afternoon he was resting easily.

The loss of his left arm did not seem to hamper William Shively as this article mentions he was a very capable baseball player.  Located in the Mount Carmel Item, Monday, September 17, 1923, Page 6, Column 5:
Shively Asks For Your Vote 
William Shively, Kulpmont, formerly of this city, is a strong candidate for the nomination of sheriff on the Democratic ticket.  He has conducted a clean campaign and has a large number of friends who are doing all in their power to bring him in a winner.
Mr. Shively was handicapped early in life by the loss of his left arm.  Twenty-four years ago while driving at Alaska colliery he fell under a car and was maimed for life.  Despite his affliction he looked on the bright side of life and continued active.
As a youth he was interested in sports and developed into a wonderful baseball player. He was a resident of west Second street, this city, when he first sprang into fame as a pitcher and despite the face that he had but one arm he was also a heavy hitter.
Mr. Shively's friends feel that he has proven himself to be the kind of a man that is entitled to the consideration of the voters for their support.  He is fully capable to perform the duties of the office he weeks to be nominated for.  He is held in high esteem by every person who knows him and if elected can be depended upon to do his duty.

In 1928 Sheriff William Shively changed his public duty positions when he became County Treasurer.   Transcribed from the Mount Carmel Item, Thursday, January 5, 1928, Page 1, Column 1:
County Begins Yr. With Nest Egg of $59,000
James Phillips, Retiring Treasurer, Turns Over Cash To Wm. Shively
Northumberland county is doing business at the old stand, corner of Second and Market street, Sunbury today with new hands on the purse strings.
William Shively, Kulpmont, former coal miner, who lost an arm in the hazardous occupation some years ago, stepped from the sheriff's to the treasurer's office next door, as James Phillips, who served four years as deputy treasurer stepped out.............
Treasurer Phillips and his wife, Mrs. Sadie Phillips, who has served four years, made an exceptional record in office.  The detailed work of the treasurer's office was handled in a most efficient manner.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Phillips are trained business executives of  wide experience.
Treasurer Shively goes into office with his wife as deputy treasurer and Howard Wadrop of Shamokin, a nephew of the treasurer, as clerk...........

William Shively maintained an interest in public service as shown in this article from the Mount Carmel Item, Tuesday, March 31, 1942, Page 9, Column 8:
William Shively For State Committeeman
William Shively, formerly of Mount Carmel, now of Sunbury, R.D. 3 has filed his petition as a candidate for State Committeeman from the Democratic ticket to represent Northumberland County.
"Bill" is a former Treasurer and Sheriff of Northumberland County so that he is well known all over the district.  In Mount Carmel he is particularly well known.
Shively is a Mount Carmel boy.  He spent a great part of his life here, the most active part of his life.  Possessed of but one arm "Bill" was one of the best baseball pitchers, fielders and hitters ever to play here.  In football he was a halfback and also played full back and did the kicking for his club.  He was also a wing shot of great ability.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thomas Shively And Wife Catherine Seigle Who Lived In Ingham County, Michigan

Thomas Shively was born ca 1822 in Ohio and died 4-Mar-1904 in Ingham County, Michigan. (When researching this lineage the surname is spelled Shively, Shiveley and Shivley in the records). He was married to Catherine Seigle (Siegel) who was the daughter of Fredrick Seigle and first name unknown Sadler.  Catherine was born 1-Sep-1824 in Germany and died 24-Apr-1899 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.  Thomas and Catherine Shively are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.

Thomas and Catherine Shively are listed in the 1850 Union township District No. 48, Hancock County, Ohio census with sons Daniel age 5 and Levi age 1.  The family is recorded in the 1860 Meridian, Ingham County, Michigan census as Thomas Shiveley, age 38, wife Catharine age 35, son Daniel age 14, son Levi age 12, daughter Elizabeth age 9, daughter Sarah age 7, son John age 5, son George age 3 and daughter Alice age 4 months and John Wirts age 38.  The family is listed on the 1870 1st Ward of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan census with additional children being daughter Alice age 9, son Andrew age 7 and daughter Frances age 5.  In 1880 Thomas and Catherine are still living in Lansing Ingham County, Michigan.

There is a report of a law suit recorded in the National Reporter System -State Series, The Northwestern Reporter , Volumn 136, June 7-August 12, 1912, St Paul, West Publishing Company, 1912:  "The case involved a claim presented by Joseph W. Stockwell against the estate of Mary E. Reid, deceased.  The claimant and deceased were formerly husband and wife, having been married on the 5th day of May, 1879.  The lived together until some time in the year 1900.  They were subsequently divorced on a bill of complaint filed by the wife on January 7, 1901, in the circuit court for Benzie County, in chancery.  At the time of the decree of divorce was granted, claimant had been arrested and was thereafter tried in the circuit court for the county of Genesee for the crime of conspiracy and sentenced to the state prison at Jackson on or about the 22nd day of January, 1903.  In the month of May, 1905, Mary E. Stockwell was remarried to a many by the name of Reid with whom she lived but a short time; she having been killed in the month of August of the same year leaving a last will and testament.  
The law suit involved the issue of an insurance policy from the Royal Arcanum Insurance Association.   The claimant offered testimony showing that Thomas Shivley, the father of deceased, was insured in the association above stated.  The date of the policy was September 2, 1881, and the amount was $3,000.  The original beneficiary was Catharine Shivley, the wife of the insured.  The beneficiary was changed November 28, 1886 to Andrew J. Shively, son; and again in August, 1891, to Catharine Shivley two-thirds, and Andrew Thomas Shivley, grandson, one-third.  It was changed again November 7, 1894, to Andrew T. Shivley, grandson, $1,000, Mary H. Stockwell, daughter, $2,000.  It was changed on March 27, 1895, to Mary E. Stockwell, daughter, $3,000.  That was the last change, and Mary E. Stockwell was the beneficiary at the time of the death of Thomas Shivley, which occurred March 4, 1904.     The report is full of good genealogy information.

From the Ingham County, Michigan death certificate for Catharine Seigle Shively it is listed she was the parent of 13 children, with 7 children living in 1899.  Additional information on nine of the thirteen children include:  1) Daniel born 27-Oct-1845 died 5-Apr-1874, buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.  The tombstone reads "s/o Thomas & Catherine Shiveley, loved one, "a loved one has gone from our circle, on earth we will meet him no more.  He has gone to his home in heaven, and all his afflictions are 'oer"  2)  Levi born 1848 died 1923 who married Carrie A last name unknown born 1848 died 1939 buried in Mount Hope Cemetery 3) Mary Elizabeth born 1851 died 1905 buried in Mount Hope Cemetery 4) Sarah E died Aug-1905 married 1st Joseph W. Stockwell, 2nd Mr. Reid   5) John W born 18-Mar-1855 died 10-Jul-1913 in Gilmore, Benzie County, Michigan   6) George N born 1857 died 1930  7)  Alice Martha born 23-Aug-1859, died 24-Jul-1939 in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, married 12-Jun-1882 to John C Reichert  8) Andrew J born 1862 died 1891 and 9) Frances A born Jun-1866, died 1935, married 24-Dec-1885 to Thomas Henry Sedina. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Samuel Edward Shively And Wives From Butler County, Ohio

Samuel Edward Shively was born on 9-August-1889 in Gallia County, Ohio.  He was the son of Richard Shively and Emma Lyon (per Samuel's third marriage recorded in Butler County, Ohio in 1930). Samuel has left a good deal of history in the newspapers and records of Butler County, Ohio.

Samuel was married several times. His first marriage was ca. 1906 to Fay Blizzard. On the 1910 Walnut Township, Fairfield County, Ohio census is the household of Samuel Shively age 21, first marriage, married 4 years, wife Fay age 23 and son Raymond age 2.  Faye Blizzard Shively married second to P. E. Moury and they are found on the 1920 Marion County, Ohio census with stepchildren Raymond Shively age 12 and Bernice Shively age 8.

Samuel Shively married a second time to Nellie M. Sturgeon on 26-June-1911. From The Hamilton Evening Journal, Hamilton, Ohio, Wednesday, September 11, 1929, Page 15, Column 3 is the following:     Riotous living and associations with other women were charged against Samuel E. Shively, Hamilton, by Nellie M. Shively.  She asked custody of four children.  They were married June 26, 1911.

When Nellie M. Shively filed for divorce in 1929 she had most likely had enough of Samuel Shively as the following 1924 newspaper article was extracted from The Hamilton Daily News, Wednesday, May 7, 1924, Page 15, Column 4:
Wife Thwarts Proposed Trip
Samuel Shively Sentenced For Non-Support After Charge of "Triangle"
Samuel Shively, 34, of 648 Maple avenue, today was sentenced to serve 60 days at the Dayton workhouse on a charge of non-support filed against him late Tuesday at police headquarters by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Shively, 36.
Shively was arrested by police at a local shop just as he was preparing to quit his job and leave town with another woman, the police say.
According to the complaint registered by his wife, Shively has been going with another woman for two weeks and during that time failed to contribute to the support of his wife and five children ranging in ages from 10 months to 12 years.  

Samuel didn't waste any time being unmarried as a record of his third marriage to Martha Chiles Sebalj (she was married prior to this marriage to John Sebalj) on 3-May-1930 is recorded in the Butler County, Ohio marriages.  Records indicate Martha and her first husband, John Sebalj, had some marital problems as recorded in The Hamilton Evening Journal, Tuesday, May 6, 1930, Page 16, Column 6:
"Stay Apart", Court Tells Couple
John Sebalj, 935 South Eleventh street, and his former wife, Mrs. Mary Shively, had a lively spat in municipal court Tuesday morning when each charged the other with disorderly conduct.
John and Martha were divorced 10 months ago.  The wife was given the children and a half interest in the South Eleventh street house and its contents.  John said Martha came to "his house" Monday and cut him in the face with a pair of scissors.  Martha showed black and blue marks on the arms, saying John put them there.
Martha was married last Saturday.  She said she will continue to go to "her house" until it is sold and the money divided.
Dismissing both charges, Municipal Court Judge Alphonse Pater ordered the couple to keep away from each other until the property is disposed of and proceeds distributed.

It appears things didn't go too well for Martha and Samuel Shively either because in The Hamilton Evening Journal, Wednesday, June 17, 1931, Page 15, Column 3-4:
Martha Shively Sues For Divorce
Martha Shively was compelled to support herself, children of her husband by another marriage, and his brother, her suit for a divorce from Samuel E. Shively, employe of a Hamilton shop, contends.  The petition, on file Tuesday in common pleas court, says they were wed May 3, 1930, and have no children.
Judge E. J. Kautz granted an order restraining Shively from molesting her and barring him from drawing his wages, after her plea that she has been "in fear of him at all times".
She has been afraid to go the their home to obtain her clothing, the petition says, following an alleged beating he administered May 16, last when he choked and struck her and tore her clothing.  She asks a share in crops growing on the farm of George Guenther.

The newspaper obituary for Samuel Shively was located in Journal-The Daily News, Monday, January 22, 1962, Page 4, Column 5:
Samuel Shively Called By Death
Samuel Edward Shively, 72, 1010 Stahlheber Rd., died in Fort Hamilton Hospital Sunday at 2 p.m., shortly after becoming ill at his home.  He was taken to the hospital by the Hamilton life squad.
Born in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1889, Mr. Shively was a son of Richard and Esterline Black Shively.  He married Martha Sebald on May 3, 1930, in Hamilton.
Educated in the Mt. Sterling Schools, Mr. Shively also attended the University of Cincinnati.  He took employment at the Hooven, Owens, Rentschler Co., later Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton, and became an expert machinist, working there for 45 years.  He retired seven years ago.
Skilled Workman
He was an unusually helpful and highly regarded machinist, considered by his company as an expert in the building of diesel engines.  Fond of hunting, he was also an avid gardener, who loved working in his yard and garden in later years.  He was a devoted husband and father, and had many friends.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Martha Shively; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Ruff, Old Oxford Rd., and Miss Vivian Shively, at home; two sons, Richard Shively, at home, and Ralph Shively, with the armed forces in Germany; three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Katherine Baker, Gallipolis; a brother, Elbert Shively, Uniontown; nieces and nephews, and many friends.  He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Shively in1949; a brother, Stanley Shively and a sister, Mrs. Emma Anderson, both of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Elmer A. Proeschel Funeral Home, 547 Main St., The Rev. E. Lee Niswander, pastor of the Westwood United Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday after 4 p.m. at the funeral home.