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, December 31, 2011

Civil War Widow Pension Of Harriett Woods Shively, Wife Of Louis (Lewis) Byram Shively

Captain Louis (Lewis) Byram Shively was killed in action during the Civil War near Atlanta, Georgia on 22-July-1864.  His widow, Harriett Woods Shively, filed for a Civil War pension.  She did not receive any payments because she died before date of certificate.  The children of  Louis and Harriett Shively did receive the pension payments.  Their living children who received benefits were Samuel Woods Shively, Hardin B. Shively, and Anna Helen Shively.
With some of the war pension applications there can be some very useful genealogy information.  In this application there was some good information.  Jacob B. Shively, father of Louis Shively, filed the following:
State of Indiana)
Dubois County)
Jacob B Shively of Dubois County and State of Indiana being duly sworn on his oath declares
That he has at this time in his possession the Family Bible formally owned by Capt Louis B Shively late of the 53rd Reg Ind Vol and now deceased and Harriet Shively his wife, and that in Said Family Bible in the blank leaf normally devoted to that purpose appears an Entry of which the following is a literal and Exact copy twit
Samuel W Shively Son of Capt Louis B. Shively and Harriet Shively his wife was born April 15th, 1855.
Hardin B Shively Son of Capt Louis B. Shively and Harriet Shively his wife was born September 11th, 1857
Anna H Shively daughter of Capt Louis B. Shively and Harriet Shively his wife was born December 9th, 1859
Affrant further declares declares that he was the father of said Capt Louis B Shively now deceased but late of the 53rd Reg Ind Vol. and is the Grand Father of Said Samuel W., Hardin B. and Anna H. Shively, that he lived near his Said Son and Harriet his wife during their married life and knew that the Entry above given is a correct Record of the Births of Said Children                                                      Jacob B Shively
Subscribed and Sworn to before me this the 11th day of December 1865
                                                                      A H Miller, Justice   (Seal)

Also in the pension application is a copy of the marriage of Louis B Shively and Harriet Woods. The marriage took place in Dubois County, Indiana on 19-June 1853.  

In the application is the "Guardians Declaration for Minor Children's Army Pension".  John T. Karr (Carr) was the guardian of the children of Louis and Harriett Shively.  Included in the information "these being the only children of deceased, under sixteen years of age, whose father was a Captain in Company F, Commanded by himself, in the 53rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in the war of 1861; who died on the 22nd day of July in the year 1864 at Atlanta in the State of Georgia.
That the mother of the children aforesaid Harriet Shively departed this life on the 12th day of December 1864....Samuel W. and Anna H.  live with said guardian in Spencer Co. and Hardin B. lives with his grandfather in Dubois Co. Ind."

Lewis Shively and Harietta Shively are listed on the 1860 Dubois County, Indiana, Patoka Township census record. In the household are Lewis age 34, Harietta age 30,  Samuel age 6, Harden age 3, Anna  and 3 others.    The family of John T Carr is listed on the 1870 Spencer County, Indiana, Luce Township record.  In the household are Samuel W Shivly age 15 and Annie Shivly age 10.  

Louis (Lewis) B. Shively was the son of Jacob B Shively and Anna Mavity.  Jacob B Shively was the son of Henry Shively and Mary Banta.  

The pension papers for Harriett Shively can be seen on the Internet on the Fold3 website.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Harry R. Shively And Wife, Jennie Fertig, Of Jefferson County, Kentucky

The following newspaper article was located in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Friday, June 17, 1910, Page 7, Column 6:
Signature On Will Reveals Secret Of Girl's Elopement
By Associated Press. Louisville. June 17.--Fate conspired against pretty Jennie Fertig and willed that the secret of her elopement two days before last Christmas should be wrung from her yesterday afternoon.  Miss Fertig is a stenographer in the office of an attorney here and she was called on to sign a will as a witness.   Fearing that she might invalidate the will by signing her maiden name she resolutely laid aside her pen and declared that she could not sign it.
  Her employer did not ask any questions but comprehending that the situation looked a bit mystifying, she took the pen again and singed "Mrs. Jennie Fertig Shively".
  Then she admitted that she eloped with Harry R. Shively, an electrical worker, last Christmas. She is the daughter of Martin L. Fertig, assistant traffic manager of the Louisville & Portland canal.

Harry R. Shively was born on 14-Sep-1886 in Jefferson County, KY and died on 15-May-1958 in Jefferson County, KY.  Jennie Fertig was born about 1883 and died in Jefferson County, KY on 19-March-1960.   The information on the time of their marriage differs from the public records as their marriage can be located in Clark County, IN records dated 7-June-1910.  Jennie Fertig was the daughter of Martin Luther Fertig and Katherine Cassandra Barmore.  Harry R. Shively was the son of Harry Shively and Mary "Mollie" A (last name unknown).  

Harry and Jennie are listed on the 1920 Jefferson County, City of Louisville census record.  In the household are Harry age 33, wife Jennie B age 36, son Raymon E age 9, daughter Dorothy May age 6, son Floyd age 4, and son Walter C age 1.  This family is also listed in the 1930 Jefferson County, City of Louisville census record. The consists of Harry R age 44, wife Jennie age 46, son Raymond age 19, daughter Dorothy age 16, son Floyd age 14, son Carl age 11, daughter Elizabeth age 8 and daughter Jen age 6.  Also in the household are two boarders; Emma E Reese age 43 and Katheryn Reese age 18.  

Harry R. Shively's grandfather was William Shively who who born about 1830 and died on 19-Jan-1906 in Jefferson County, KY.  He was married to Margarett J (last name unknown).  William Shively was the son of Henry Shively (1794-1847) and Maria Hambleton.  Henry Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1746-1826).  Christian Shively was an early pioneer in Jefferson County, KY.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Augustus R. Shively Who Lived In Wayne County, Ohio

Wooster Republican, April 17, 1862
There is still more information needed to complete the genealogy of Augustus R. Shively (A. R. Shively) who lived in Wayne County, Ohio.  Following is an attempt to compile what information was found for this article.
Augustus R. Shively was born about 1830 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He is listed on the 1850 Berks County, Pennsylvania census in the household of who is assumed his mother, Keziah Shively (born about 1808). Also listed are a possible sister, Keziah age 15 and brother, William age 10. 
A. R. Shively was married in Wayne County, Ohio on 15-May-1856 to Martha A. Robison.  She was the daughter of Thomas Robison and Jemima Dickey.
A.R. Shively, "Kissiah" Shively, and William Shively are listed on the 1860 Wayne County, Ohio census in the town of Wooster.   Also listed in the household is Martha, wife of A.R., and children Ella and John. 
In the Wooster Republican, Thursday, May 5, 1859, Page 3, Column 1 is located the following article which indicates that Mr. Shively was a business man in Wooster having purchased a foundry and machine shop.  There are numerous advertisements that appear in the Wooster newspaper.  An example of one of these ads is above.
Foundry and Machine Shop
   By advertisement in another column it will be seen that Mr. A. R. Shively has purchased the entire Foundry and Machine Shop of Mr. Harrison, and will push the business in a more extensive scale than ever.  It is his determination to not only do all kinds of casting, and mill work, but to build and repair engines of every description.  Mr. Shively has had long experience in the business, is an industrious, energetic, thorough business man, and we have no doubt will largely increase the business of this well known establishment.  He will keep the most competent workmen, and of course will turn out the best of work.  We know, from experience, that he has in his employ, one very skillful workman, Mr. Peabody, who has few equals in his department, in Ohio.

Mr. Shively had a financial loss from a fire which occurred in his stable in 1866.  Recorded in the Wooster Republican, Thursday, June 21, 1866, Page 4, Column 1:
Fire In Wooster
   Our citizens were aroused by the cry of fire, on Monday morning last, about 2 A.M., which proved to be in the stable and adjoining building of A. R. Shively.  The engines were on hand as soon as possible, but the fire had made such headway that the buildings were nearly destroyed.  The loss to Mr. Shively will be from $500 to $600, there being no insurance.  The fire was undoubtedly the work on an incendiary, as it commenced in the hay in the upper story, and there had been no fire kept in the building for some days previous.  There was a Meat Market in one of the lower rooms, being the only place where any fire had been kept in the building.  Mr. Shively intends rebuilding immediately, and the Meat Shop will be carried on as usual at the same place.

A. R. Shively died at the age of 40 in 1870.  Located in the Wooster Republican, Thursday, February 17, 1870, Page 3, Column 5 is the following:
DIED - February 7th, 1870, Mr. A. R. SHIVELY, in the 40th year of his age.

More information was located in the Commemorative Biographical Record Of Wayne County, Ohio, Containing Biographical Sketches Of Prominent and Representative Citizens, And Of Many Of The Early Settled Families, Illustrated, Chicago, J. H. Beers & Co., 1889, Pages 461-462:
MARTHA A. SHIVELY is the widow of A. R. Shively, one of Wooster’s formerly well-known citizens.  She was born in the house where she now lives, in Wooster, May 5, 1831.  Her family is more fully given under the name of her brother, Dr. James D. Robison, on another page.
On May 15, 1869, she was united in marriage with A. R. Shively, a native of Reading, Penn.  At the age of twenty-two he came to Wooster, and embarked in the foundry business, which he had learned in his native State, carrying it on in connection with an uncle.  Here he lived the rest of his life, dying in February, 1870, when but thirty-nine years of age.  By this marriage Mrs. Shively became the mother of six children:  Ellen D., wife of Rev. W. S. Cochran, of Caryopolis; John McB., a resident of Montana;  Ann, Mrs. Hugh M. Annat, of Wooster; Edward, living in Cleveland, Ohio; and George I. and Martha L., with their mother.  Mr. Shively was one of Wooster's progressive business men, and his loss was felt in the community, where he was esteemed as an upright man and a good citizen.  Since he husband's demise, Mrs. Shively has continued to live in her old home.  She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, and is much respected.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

David R. Shively From Montgomery County, Ohio To Miami County, Indiana

There are times when I discover a new Shively biography that is so full of genealogy information that no further explanation is needed.   Following is an example found this week:
Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana, Vol. II, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1898, Pages 967-970.
DAVID R. SHIVELY, one of the most venerable citizens of Bunker Hill, Indiana, and a respected pioneer of Miami county and of Pipe Creek township, is of the sturdy Pennsylvania Dutch stock.  His first American ancestors were from Switzerland, being two brothers.  The name then spelled Shiveley.  They were among German Baptists who emigrated to the Keystone state between 1708 and 1729, on the establishment of the Pennsylvania government, to escape religious persecution.
John Shively, the grandfather of David R., was a native of Pennsylvania, in which state he married Miss Susanna Cripe, and their children were David, Christian, John, Jacob, Susanna and Elizabeth.  John Shively was a pioneer farmer in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, and was a resident there during the Indian troubles, when he was obliged to leave his home for three years and take shelter in a safe place.  In religion he was a German Baptist.  Later he emigrated to Montgomery county, Ohio, where it is believed he settled as early as 1806, entered land and cleared and cultivated a portion of it, making a good tillable  farm.  He was one of the earliest pioneers of that county and a highly respected citizen.  He was an elder in the German Baptist church.  He could have bought the land where the court-house in Dayton now stands for ten pounds of butter.  His son, David  Shively, the father of our subject, was born in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, in 1787, and was taken to Montgomery county, Ohio, by his parents when a boy.  They came down the Ohio on a flat-boat from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. After he grew up he was married, in Montgomery county, to Hannah Cripe, also a native of the Keystone state and a daughter of Jacob Cripe. His children were Jacob, Daniel, Barbara, Hannah, Esther and Elizabeth.  Elder Cripe was a pioneer of Montgomery county, Ohio, where he cleared a tract of land and reduced it to cultivation and was a prosperous farmer.  David Shively settled on land which his father had entered six miles west of Dayton, between Liberty and Wolf creek, and about two and a half miles from the present Soldiers’ Home.  Here he cleared land a developed a farm of about one hundred and ten acres, to which he added by later purchase until he had one hundred and sixty acres, all of which was fine farm land.  He gave eighty acres to each of his children—Elizabeth, Samuel and David R.  He emigrated to Pipe Creek township, Miami county, Indiana, in 1853, buying eighty acres of land and clearing it, and here he died, about the age of eighty years, a sincere member of the German Baptist church.
David R. Shively, whose name heads this sketch, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, December 13, 1820, received a limited common-school education and was married in his native county in October, 1843, to Annie Haines, who was born in 1826, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Myers) Haines.  Her father was of sturdy Pennsylvania Dutch stock, and also German Baptist, a man of strict principles and consistent conduct.  By his first wife his children were:  Isaac, George and Samuel.  The mother of these children died and subsequently Mr. Haines was united in marriage with Elizabeth Myers, and the children by this union were:  Annie, Michael, Catharine, Samuel, Stephen, Rudy and Jesse.
After marriage Mr. Shively located first in Montgomery county, Ohio, on a tract of eighty acres of land which his father had given him and lived there four years, when he moved to Germantown Pike and was a resident there also for four years.  Here he had a fine farm of one hundred and twenty-eight acres a half mile from the Soldiers’ Home, which he ultimately sold in 1854, for five thousand five hundred dollars.  Moving to Pipe Creek township, Miami county, Indiana, he purchased two hundred and twenty acres of land, mostly in timber, and cleared it, bringing out a good farm.  For ten years he also owned and ran a gristmill on Big Pipe creek.  By his never failing industry and concentration of energies and active judgment, he at length had for himself a splendid home, was prosperous in all his business and an influential citizen.  By his first wife his children were John and Elizabeth.
Mrs. Shively died October 9, 1864, having always enjoyed a reputation for industry and the accomplishments of a good house-wife, and she was a devoted member of the German Baptist church.  By his second marriage, February 3, 1867, at Arcadia, Hamilton county, Indiana, Mr. Shively was united with Mrs. Fanny S. Murray, whose maiden name was Correll and who was born January 14, 1828, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stouffer) Correll.  Her father was of French and German ancestry and a son of David and Susan (Hess) Correll.  John Correll also was a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, was a distiller by trade and a farmer.  His children were Christopher, Fannie, Elizabeth, John, Susanna, Annie, Catharine, Mary, Sarah, Barbara, Joseph, Jacob and Andrew.  Mr. John Correll moved to Indiana in 1838, locating in Wayne county, and after a residence there of five years removed to Hamilton county, also in this state, settling upon one hundred and forty acres of land, where he made a farm in the forest and established a good home for his children.  His days were ended in Hamilton county, where he died, December 4, 1885, at the venerable age of eighty-five years, having been born June 29, 1800.  He was a member of the Mennonite church and was much respected.  He brought up his children in good habits and was himself a very exemplary citizen.  Mrs. Shively was about ten years of age when she came in 1838 and joined her parents in Hamilton county, and at the age of seventeen was married to John Murray, who was born November 13, 1818, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and was a farmer by occupation.  Their children were Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary, Christopher, Catharine, Annie, Daniel and John.  Mr. and Mrs. Murray located in Hamilton county, this state, where he finally died, at the age of forty-one years.  He was of Pennsylvania Dutch stock and an industrious, straightforward man.
After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Shively settled upon the Shively homestead in Pipe Creek township, and in 1876 removed to Bunker Hill, where they have a pleasant residence, with about twenty acres in a high state of cultivation.  On this plat they have planted all kinds of fine fruit trees that can be successfully cultivated in this latitude, besides many ornamental trees; this very comfortable home they richly deserve in return for their many long years of ardous labor.
They are members of the German Baptist church, and politically Mr. Shively votes with the Democratic party.  Concerning all the subjects of the foregoing sketch in general we can quote with hearty indorsement the language of Daniel Webster: “Real goodness does not attach itself merely to this life; it points to another world.  Political and professional reputation cannot last forever; but a conscience void of offence before God and man is an inheritance for eternity.”

Saturday, December 3, 2011

George Rudy Shively From Jefferson County, Kentucky To Pettis County, Missouri

It interests me to think about how many of our ancestors did move and to think of what they had to endure prior to the days of moving vans and interstate highways.  One Shively ancestor that made a move was George Rudy Shively who traveled approximately 450 miles from Jefferson County, Kentucky to  Pettis County, Missouri sometime between 1860 and 1868.
George Rudy Shively was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky on 22-Jan-1847.  He was the son of Christian Shively and Susan Jane Rudy.  Christian Shively was the son of  Henry Shively who was the son of Christian Shively.  This Christian Shively was one of the early settlers in Jefferson County.    It is known that George Shively's uncles, Samuel Rudy and John  Fredrick Rudy, moved to Pettis County, Missouri and that George's mother, Susan Rudy Shively, may have wanted to be close to her brothers and followed them to Missouri.
George Shively and Margaret "Maggie" Wright were married on 22-December-1868 in Pettis County, Missouri.  Maggie Wright was born on 31-May-1850 in Cooper County, Missouri and was the daughter of Andrew M. Wright.   On the 1900 census George and Maggie note there were 3 children born to their union and two children were still alive.  The two children that survived were daughters,  Anna Jane Shively and Susan M. "Susie" Shively.  Anna Jane married Samuel W. Coleman and Susan M. Shively married Frederic "Fred" Benz.  
This Shively family seemed to stay in the Pettis County as there are records from various sources for their passing.  Susan Jane Rudy Shively Powell, mother of George, passed away on 1-September-1887 in Pettis County.   The brother of George, Samuel Shively was born 11-January-1845 in Kentucky and died on 1-December-1863 and buried in Salem Cemetery.  George Rudy Shively died 24-March-1914 in Pettis County.   Margaret "Maggie" Wright Shively died on 5-February-1920.  
George Shively is found on the 1850 and 1860 Jefferson County, Kentucky census records.  By 1870 he has moved to Missouri and is located on the Pettis County, Missouri census record.  George remains on the Pettis County census records in 1880, 1900 and 1910.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Wedding In 1934

Lyle Joseph Shively and Edna Mary Steintrager were married on Thanksgiving day on 29-November-1934.  A record of the wedding was extracted from The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio, Friday November 30, 1934, Page 14, Columns 3-4:
Miss Steintrager, Mr. Shively Wed Thanksgiving Day
Ceremony In St. Peter’s Church With Reception Afterwards
The marriage of Miss Edna Steintrager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore A. Steintrager of 1413 8th St NW and Mr. Lyle J. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Shively of 900 Maryland Ave SW, took place Thanksgiving day at 10 o’clock in the morning.  There was a nuptial high mass in St. Peter’s Catholic church, Rt. Rev. Msgr. George N. Habig officiated.
Mr. Edward J. Betzler, organist, played the nuptial music and the mass.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.  She wore a lovely bridal gown of old ivory moirĂ© with a long train of graduated ruffles, a yoke and long sleeves ending in ruffles over her hands.  Her veil was of ivory tulle and was held in place with a band of orange blossoms.  She carried a Colonial shower bouquet of Johanna Hill roses, sweet peas and lilies of the valley.
Miss Pearl Steintrager was her sister’s bridesmaid.  She was charming in a gown of ashes-of-roses taffeta made with a short train of ruffles and ruffled trimming on the bodice.  Her accessories matched her gown and her flowers were Talisman roses in a Colonial bouquet.
Nancy Jane Keffler, cousin of the bridegroom was flower girl.  Attired in a ruffled yellow taffeta frock made with a yoke of Irish lace, she carried a Colonial bouquet of mixed flowers.
Mr. Donald L. Betzler was the best man.  Mr. Paul V. DeVille and Mr. Leonard A. Betzler were the ushers.
Immediately following the ceremony there was a wedding breakfast for the members of the immediate families at University Manor.  Decorations were in yellow and white.  The bridal table was arranged with a tiered wedding cake, yellow flowers and greens.  Lighted tapers were at either end.
In the afternoon from one to three an informal reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents.
Later in the day, Mr. Shively and his bride left on a motor trop.  They will be home after Dec. 9.  For her going-away costume the bride chose a brown swagger suit with matching accessories.

Lyle J. Shively was the son of Frank J. Shively and Almeda Manly.  He was born 15-March-1905 in Ohio and died 7-February-1973 in Los Angeles, California.  His wife, Edna Steintrager Shively, was born 25-September-1911 and died 19-August-1990 in Newport Beach, California.
Frank J. Shively (1860-1936) and Almeda Manly (1871-1941) are located in the following census records:  1900 Stark County Ohio, Nimishillen Township, Louisville Village; 1910 Stark County Ohio, Canton Township, Canton City; 1920 Stark County Ohio, Canton Township, City of Canton; and 1930 Stark County Ohio, Canton Township, Canton City.   From the census records it is known that Frank and Almeda had the following children:  Marie born December 1890, Charles born February 1893, Zoe born ca. 1901, and Lyle born March 1905.
Frank J. Shively was the son of Samuel Shively and Eugenia “Jennie” Vauthier.  Children of Samuel (ca 1821-1881) and Eugenia (June 1830- unknown) included:  Mary E. born ca 1847; Frances born 29-January-1852; Hannah born ca. 1855; Eugenia “Jennie” born 28-March-1857; Seraphine (Frank J.) born 3-May-1860; and Dora born 15-October-1861.
Samuel was the son of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer.  Conrad Shively was the son of John Shively and Eve (last name unknown).  John Shively was captured by Indians in 1781 and never heard from again.  This information is located in the Arthur G. Black work entitled Descendants of Christian Shively of Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co. and Later York Twp., York Co., Penna., (1941).  John Shively (1748-1781) was the son of Christian Shively (1719-1773) and Esther Naffin.  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

John B. Shively, Son Of William Thomas Shively And Theresa Hayden

John B. Shively, son of William Thomas Shively and Theresa Hayden,  was born 1-May-1865 in Kentucky and died 2-February-1904 in Texas.  Finding genealogy information is difficult for John because he died at age 39.

Located in the Texas marriage records it is found that J. B. Shively married W. C. Fullington on 29-April-1896 in Grayson County, Texas.   Located in The Dallas Morning News, Saturday, May 2, 1896, Page 3, Column 4 is the following entry:
Shively-Fullington -- Denison, Tex., April 30--John B. Shively of Jonesboro, Ark., was married to Miss Clyde Fullington at 8:30 last night.

Additional information on John B. Shively is found in the biography of his father, William Shively, in The History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa From The Earliest Times To 1907, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, 1907:
John B. Shively, born in Taylor county, Kentucky, May 1, 1865, acquired a public school education and married Clyde Fullington at Denison, Texas.  He died February 2, 1904, and his wife in 1905, leaving two children, Gladys and Brent.  John B. Shively in his active business career was a conductor and he belonged to the Ancient Order of United Workmen and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, while his wife was connected with the auxiliary of the latter order.

A newspaper obituary was found for John B. Shively.  The article has the middle initial incorrect and this obituary lists him as John C Shively.  Located in The San Antonio Daily Express, Wednesday Morning, February 22, 1905, Page 5, Column 2 is:
John C. Shively
John C Shively, aged 39 years, died Tuesday morning at his home, 101 Denver Boulevard, South Heights, of pulmonary trouble.  Deceased was a native of Kentucky and came here for his health six months ago from Waco.  He was a railroad brakeman by occupation and belonged to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Ancient Order of United Workmen.  Surviving him are his wife, one son and one daughter, also his parents who reside in O'Neill, Neb., and five brothers and three sisters.  Two of his sisters are now here, Mrs. S. A. Anderson and Mrs. F. G. Loper,, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The funeral will take place Tuesday morning from his late home under the auspices of the above orders, Rev. Mr. Killian officiating.

Gladys and Brent Shively are listed with their uncle and aunt, Frederick Loper and Bertha Shively Loper, on the 1910 Pottawattamie County, Iowa census.  Gladys and Brent are also found in the 1915 Pottawattamie County, Iowa state census records.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

David Henry Shively From Macon County, Illinois To Bonneville County, Idaho

Sometimes a story is so interesting that further research needs to be done. There are several newspapers that record the following incident. This account was extracted from The Morning Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Saturday, June 23, 1928, Page 1, Column 4:
Farmer Survives Bolt
Lightning Tears Man's Clothes But Hoe Saves Life
Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 22.-- (AP) - Although a bolt of lightning tore his clothes to shreds, splintered a hoe handle in his hands and rendered him unconscious for an hour last night, Dave Shively, 44, farmer living near here, apparently suffered no ill effects except  burns about his head and arms and slight shock.   A physician said the hoe, by forming a ground contact, saved Shively's life.
Almost eight months later the story was still appearing in the newspapers.  Found in The Bradford Era, Bradford, Pennsylvania, Saturday, February 2, 1929, Page 4, Column 3:
Although a bolt of lightning tore his clothes into shreds, splintered a hoe handle in his hands, and rendered him unconscious for an hour, Dave Shively, 44, a farmer living near Idaho Falls, Idaho, apparently suffered no ill effects.  His cap was destroyed, his overalls and underwear were torn to strips, one shoe was ripped off, and his socks were set on fire.

Special thanks are given to Kimberly Rafferty and her staff at the Idaho Falls Public Library for locating the obituary for David H. Shively.  Located in The Post Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, February 4, 1938 is the following newspaper obituary:
David H. Shively Dies In Hospital
David H. Shively, a resident of this community for the past 23 years, passed away in a local hospital Friday morning at 8:05 o'clock.   His death came following an operation performed a few days ago.
Mr. Shively was born on May 29, 1881, at Cerrogordo, Ill.  He moved to Decatur when a boy and lived there until 23 years ago when he came to Idaho Falls.
Mr. Shively was a farmer by occupation and also did some construction work.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. J. Shively of Idaho Falls;  four brothers, W. O. Shively and Steve Shively, both residing in Idaho Falls; J. E. Shively of Twin Falls and Joseph P. Shively of McKeon, Calif.,and three sisters, Mrs. John Metzbar of Iowa, La., Mrs. Charles Sleppy and Mrs. Ben Moore, both of Idaho Falls.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.   The body is at the McHan Funeral Home.
Further information was located in The Post Register, February 6, 2011, Page 10:
Shively Rites Will Be Held Here Sunday
Funeral rites will be conducted in the McHan Funeral chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for David Shively, resident here for the past 23 years and farmer residing west of Idaho Falls.  He passed away in a local hospital Friday morning following an operation.
The Rev. J. Samuel Bailey will officiate.  Interment will be in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Thank you to those who recorded the burials in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Find-A-Grave.  Among those listed in the burials is David H. Shively born 29-May-1881 and died 4-Feb-1938, David (in researching I believe this should be Donald George Shively, son of William O. Shively) died 25-Feb-1934, Solomon C Shively born 16-Apr-1855 and died 8-Feb-1926 and his second wife, Mary J. Shively born 8-Mar-1859 and died 29-Mar-1939. Also buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery are William Oren Shively and May Shively Sleppy, who were the step-brother and step-sister of David Henry Shively.

David Henry Shively was the son of Solomon C Shively and his first wife, Sophrona.  It is recorded in The Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, Illinois, Friday, June 1, 1883, Page 4, Column 4:     Solomon C. Shively vs Sophrona Shively, divorce, decree pro confess; evidence heard by court, and decree granted.    Solomon Shively married 2nd to Mary Jane Yount Peck on 21-June-1883 in Macon County, IL.  

In reviewing the census records Solomon and Sophrona Shively had at least the following children:  Joseph born ca. 1874, Lilly born ca. 1877, Lucy born ca. 1879 and David Henry born 1881.   Solomon and Mary Jane had the following children:  twins William Oren and Vinnie May born September 1883, Catherine born July 1888, twins John and Stephen born November 1891, and Mary born July 1893.  There is an obituary in the Post Register for a J. E. (Jack) Shively which mentions he was born Nov. 21, 1892 and was a brother to the children of Solomon and Mary Jane Shively.  It is not known at this time if this is the twin brother of Stephen or if this is another son of Solomon and Mary Jane.

Solomon Shively was the son of Stephen Shively (1828-1912) who married in Clinton County, Indiana ca. 1850 to Catharine Metzger (1831-1914).  The parents of Stephen Shively were Jacob Shively (1805-1872) and Susan Metzger (1806-1883).  The parents of Jacob Shively were Johannes (John) Shively, Sr (1775-1848) and Esther Wolf (1785-1822).  The parents of Johannes (John) Shively were Christian Shively, Sr (1744-1834) and Susanna Cripe (1748-1818).  The father of Christian Shively was Ulrich (Uli) Shively baptized 8-Jan-1722 in village of Oberdorf, District of Waldenburg, Canton of Baselland, Switzerland.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Shively From St. Joseph County Michigan

A Shively cousin received a calendar from the Fleet Reserve Association for 2012. For the month of December there is a view of the U.S.S. Arizona memorial which shows the name of B. F. Shively.  A request was made to see if any information on B. F. Shively could be found.   B .F. Shively's full name was Benjamin Franklin Shively and he was the son of Harry Wilbur Shively and Agnes Martha Albright.  
Benjamin Franklin Shively was a fireman, 1st class, U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Arizona when the ship was attacked in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  He was on the casualty list and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan.  
Also buried in the Riverside Cemetery are his parents.  His father, Harry Wilbur Shively was born on 4-March-1886 in VanBuren County, Michigan and died 12-Aug-1976 in St. Joseph County, Michigan.  His mother, Agnes Martha Albright Shively was born 24-Sep-1888 in Rock County, Wisconsin and died 3-Dec-1966 in St. Joseph County, Michigan.
The family of Harry and Agnes Shively are located on the census records  in 1930 Lockport Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan and 1920 Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.  From these records it is known there were at least the following children:   Louise born ca. 1915, Wilbur born ca. 1917, Benjamin born 1919 and James born ca. 1923.
Harry Wilbur Shively is found on the 1900 census records in the household of his parents, Benjamin F Shively born October 1834 and 2nd wife Hattie May Doolittle born June 1863.  The family is located in Laurel, Cedar County, Nebraska.  
Benjamin F Shively born in 1834 was the son of Benjamin Franklin Shively, Sr (1799-1844) and Barbara Asherman (Eshelman) (1809-1887).  Input from Shively researchers indicate that  Benjamin Franklin Shively, Sr may be a twin to Christian Shively (1799-1827).  Further it is believed that Benjamin and Christian were sons of Jacob Shively and Barbara Thomas. The Shively researchers continue to look for documentation to prove this lineage.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

William Henry Shively From Franklin County, Virginia

The newspapers are a great source of information for the genealogist.  Many times information that is not recorded any where else can be gleaned from the newspaper articles.  An example is found in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday, December 19, 1915, Page 7, Columns 5-7:
Taking Wedding Clothes Home When Killed By Train
Pamplin, VA., December 13.--Henry Shively, oldest son of W. H. Shively, was killed last night by a material train on the Norfolk and Western Railway, about two miles from here.  Mr. Shively, who was employed by Franklin Brothers as clerk in their store, started home about 6 o'clock, accompanied by Sam Price.  He carried a new suit of clothes, which was said to have been for his wedding, to have taken place soon.  When they reached Bet Davis Crossing, Price turned off the track for his home.   Just as Mr. Shively said good night, the train which had  approached unobserved, struck him.  His body was badly mangled, and death was probably instantaneous.  The remains were taken to his home, near Martinsville.  He is survived by his father and mother, a sister and brother.

William Henry Shivey was born in 1893.  He was buried in the Ward Feazell Cemetery in Ferum, Franklin County, Virginia.  His stone identifies him as W. H. Shively, 1893-1915,  and erected by Yokefellows class, Pamplin, Va.

William Henry Shively was the son of Walker Henry Shively born 11-Jul-1870 died 2-Feb-1947  and Martha Jane Feazell born 3-Jan-1871 died 13-Feb-1951.  The family is located on the 1910 Franklin County, Virginia census and listed as follows:  Walker H Shively age 38,  wife Martha J. age 39, son William H age 16, daughter Nora A age 14, and son Samuel R age 11.  Nora A. Shively married Gurnie Cook and Samuel Shively married Nannie Ethel Stone.

Walker Henry Shively was the son of William H. Shively born ca. 1842 and Mary (last name unknown) born ca. 1844.  This family is located on the census records in 1880 in Franklin County, Virginia, Long Branch District.  

Sunday, October 9, 2011

John M. Shively From Kentucky To Missouri And On To Oregon

There are numerous accounts recorded regarding the life of John M. Shively. From the Orgegon Encyclopedia, written by Susan Badger Doyle, is the record that "John M. Shively was an Oregon pioneer who was active in terriorial affairs as a businessman, lobbyist, postmaster, surveyor, and gold seeker. He was born April 2, 1804, in Shelby County, Kentucky.  He taught school and opened a dry goods store before marrying Martha Meade Johnson in 1836.  In the Panic of 1837, he lost five stores that he had built in St. Louis, and he became a surveyor.  When his wife died in 1842, the decided to go to Oregon.
As a promoter for immigration to Oregon, Shively enlisted 300 people to travel with him.  After failing for receive military protection for the journey from the U.S. Congress and losing the confidence of almost all of his fellow travelers, the left St. Louis in spring 1843 with six others.  At Independence, Missouri, he joined the large train that made the first great migration to Oregon.  When they reached Fort Hall, Shively was one of thirty who broke off from the rest and made an unsuccessful attempt to find a more direct route to the Willamette Valley.  They rejoined the main train at Fort Boise and arrived at Fort Vancouver, by way of Whitman mission and the Dalles, in October.
In 1844, Shively settled on a land claim at Astoria and laid out a town, but the Hudson's Bay Company disputed his claim and forced him to leave the area.  In April 1845, he travled east on the Oregon Trail to St. Louis and then to Washington, D.C., where he lived for more than a year.  While there, he participated in the Northwest boundary negotiations, lobbied for mail service to Oregon, and published a guidebook, Route and Distances to Oregon and California (1846), which includes general advice to emigrants.
In March 1847, the U.S. Postmaster General appointed Shively postmaster of Astoria, the first postmaster west of the Rocky Mountains.  That summer, he and his second wife, Susan Eliott, traveled to Astoria, carrying the first U.S. mail overland to Oregon.  He served as postmaster and justice of the peace in Astoria until he was lured to California by the gold rush in 1849.  On his return voyage home the next year, he lost all his earnings in a shipwreck and then learned that he had been replaced as postmaster.  From 1851 to 1854, he served as Clatsop County surveyor and road commissioner.
When gold was discovered in southern Oregon in the early 1850s, Shively left for the goldfields and made a good deal of money at Shively's Gulch near Jacksonville.  He eventually returned to Astoria to administer his extensive properties there.  His wife, Susan died in 1883.  Shively died ten years later, on April 4, 1893, after spending five years bedridden in an Astoria hospital."

The following information was extracted from The Weekly Herald, August 30, 1845, Page 278, Column 6:
Very Interesting News From Oregon.--Another Revolution Probable In California.--We received by yesterday's Western mail the following late and interesting intelligence from California and Oregon.
According to the advices, there is likely to be another revolution in California, and that the emigrants to Oregon are making fine progress--fine for a trip through uninhabited regions.
[From The Western (MO) Expositor, Aug 6.]
A company arrived here on Thursday last, part of whom were from Oregon, and the rest from California.--The parties met in the wilderness on their way in, and then came here together.  Mr. J. M. Shively, from Oregon, informs us that he left October on the 19th of April last.  He states that the settlers have a fine prospect for an abundant crop this year; and that they were making ample preparations to have every thing necessary for the emigration which went out the present year.  He informs us that he met the advance party of the Oregon emigrants who went out this year on the 9th of July last at Green River, about 200 miles this side of Fort Hall.  The emigrants were travelling in detached parties, the last of whom he met only one day's travel beyond Fort Laramie.  Nothing had occurred to them on their route worthy of particular notice.  They were all well supplied with an abundance of provisions and their stock and teams had stood the trip exceedingly well, with the exception of their horses.  These he states were poor, and seemed much jaded and exhausted.  There was no sickness of any kind amongst the emigrants.  He states that the number of cattle was immense.  The emigrants numbered about 2375 souls, large and small.
Owing to recent disturbances in Oregon with the Wallawalla Indians, it was anticipated that the emigrants would be harrassed by them on their route.  They were advised however, of this anticipated attack, and intended gathering at For Hall in sufficient numbers to repel any attack that might be meditated against them.  Mr. Shively is of opinion that the settlers in Oregon will have disturbances with the Indians during the coming winter, but nothing serious was apprehended from this unexpected outbreak.
He states than many of the settlers are in favor of organizing an independent government, thinking themselves too far from the United States for protection unless the American government would act with more promptness and decision than it has done heretofore.
Major M. Harris, better known there as "black Harris", was in Oregon and engaged in hunting a better road than the one now travelled from Fort Hall to Oregon city.
Mr. Shively brought a large number of letters for the different sections of the United States.
From Mr. Sappington, who left California on the 4th of April last, we have confirmation of the recent revolution which has been published heretofore.  The citizens of the country have appointed a Governor of their own, but it was anticipated that another revolution would take place, and that the old government would be re-established.  He brings no other news of particular importance.
On yesterday evening another small company, under the superintendance of Mr. L. W. Hastings, left our place for California.  They seem to be men of the right stamp for such an undertaking, and leave right willingly for the plains.  Apparently regardless of all dangers, they venture forward bouyed up with hopes of success, and stimulated to deeds of daring, by the desire of bettering their condition and that of their friends who have gone before them.  The season of the year for such a jaunt, is unusually late; but they seem to think not, and appear determined to show to the world, that nothing need prove an obstacle to our crossing the plains.  Success to them. Below we give the names of the company and their residence:
Lanisford W. Hastings, (Captain), San Francisco, California; Dr. R. Semple, Alton, Ill, (6 ft., 8 in. high); O. S. Burnham, Cincinnati, Ohio; J. Nash, South Alabama; A. H. Crosby, Lexington, Mo.;  W. N. Loker, T. Merange, St. Louis, Mo.; T. E. Robbins, St. Charles, Mo.; J. Bristol, N.Y. City; C. Venerable, Hagerstown, Md; J. G. Ward, R Rankin, Springfield, Ill; N. B. Smith, H. Downing, J. B. Stebbins, P. Mendenhall, H. C. Smith, St. Josephs, Mich.; J. A. Simpson, C. Carroll, S. Bancroft, P. S. Phillips, A. Little, T. F. Waters, Iowa.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Benjamin E. Shively Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky and St. Louis, Missouri

While doing research for the St. Louis, Missouri area the name of Benjamin E. Shively was located.  Benjamin E. Shively was born in Kentucky and was the son of Benjamin F. Shively and Margaret J. (last name unknown). The grandparents of Benjamin E. Shively were William Henry Shively (1786-1866) and Nancy Earickson (born 1791) of Jefferson County, Kentucky.  The following newspaper article was extracted from The Republic, St. Louis, MO, Sunday morning, March 21, 1897, Part III, Page 2, Column 4:
Fireman Shively Injured
About 8:30, after the Gaus Plaining Mill fire had been gotten under control, several firemen were standing on an adjoining building playing a stream of water on the burning building.  Benjamin Shively of truck No. 2 was standing near the edge of the building.  He suddenly lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of about 25 feet.  He was picked up and taken to the North End Dispensary, where it was found that he had sustained a fracture of his right foot and was severely bruised about the head and shoulders.  His injuries are not serious and he was taken in an ambulance to his home at 901 North Garrison avenue.

Benjamin E. Shively is listed with his parents on the Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1st Ward of Louisville in 1860.  Listed are B F Shively born in KY, age 40, a pilot; wife Maggie born in KY and age 32; daughter Margaret born in KY and age 14; daughter Ann P, born in KY and age 10; son Ben born in KY and age 8; daughter Annie age 5 and daughter Maggie age 2.   Benjamin was found on the 1900 City of St. Louis census record but note the dates of birth and ages are different than the info in the 1860 census record.  Listed on the 1900 City of St Louis census record is Benj born Sept 1861, age 38; sister Albina born March 1859, age 41; sister Margaret Stauf born July 1865, age 34; and nephew Conrad Stauf born Oct 1889, age 10.  

Listed in the 1885 Gould's city directory for St. Louis, page 1068 are:
Shively, Benjamin E.  clk. residence 2618 Wright
Shively, Margaret   widow of Benjamin F  residence 2618 Wright

Additional dates of death for the family were extracted from the St. Louis, MO death records:
Shively, Benjamin T. (note from other records middle initial was F.) died 2-Sep-1882, address 2618 Magnolia, buried Calvary Cemetery
Shively, Margaret J. aged 62, died 6-June-1888, residence of her son, Benjamin E. Shively, No. 2618 Wright street, buried Calvary Cemetery
Shively, Albina, died 24-Sep-1905, buried Calvary Cemetery
Shively, Benjamin E., died August-1912, buried Calvary Cemetery

The following death notice was located in The Republic, St. Louis, MO., Thursday morning, June 7, 1888, Part 1, Page 5, Column 5:
SHIVELY.--On Wednesday, June 6, 1888, at 12:40 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Margaret J. Shively, aged 62 years.
The funeral will take place Friday, 8th inst., at 2 o'clock from residence of her son, Benjamin E. Shively, No. 2618 Wright street, to St. Teresa's church, thence to Calvary cemetery.  Friends are invited to attend.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Moses Shively And Wife Elizabeth Wentle Of Oliver Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania

Family Bible Of Elizabeth Wentle
This blog was created for the sharing of our Shively research.  It was also created for those who have questions and are looking for information on a Shively line to be able to see if others are working on the same lineage.
James Shively from Kansas City, Missouri is working on his Moses Shively and Elizabeth Wentle line.  If there are other researchers who are working on this Shively line he would like to make contact with you in order to work together.
Moses Shively is listed on the Pennsylvania census records from 1850 to 1900.  Moses is listed  in the Union County, Pennsylvania probate records (Book C, Page 43) in the records of John Shively of Hartle Township, Union County as "grandson Moses, son of my daughter Elizabeth".  In the Descendants of Christian Shively of Warwick Township, Lancaster County...,by Arthur Geiger Black, Moses Shively is mentioned as "Moses Shively, Oliver Township, Mifflin Co., Pa, eldest son of Elizabeth Shively, (now Elizabeth Valentine) and grandson of John Shively, late of Hartley Township, Union County, PA".
One of the mysteries that James Shively is trying to resolve is trying to find a record that lists the father of Moses Shively.  From the sources mentioned in the above paragraph his mother is named but no reference can be found naming his father.   James Shively has participated in the Shively family DNA project and the results did not match the Christian Shively participants. Therefore the concern that Elizabeth Shively may have born Moses out of wedlock and Moses given the surname Shively at birth.
Moses Shively married Elizabeth Wentle.  They had 5 children:  Thomas Charles Shively born 19-Nov-1854 and married on 24-Jan-1882 to Anna Houston, Scott Shively born 30-July-1856, Mary (Nannie) Shively born 14-Sep-1859 died 8-May-1882, Rachel Eliza Shively born 3-Aug-1866, and Nana born 6-May-1870.  
Mary Shively is listed with her father, Moses Shively on the 1900 census. They are located in Oliver Township, McVeytown Borough, Mifflin County, PA.  From the research of James Shively he records: "Mary Shively was born Sept. 14, 1859 in Oliver Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania and was the third child and oldest daughter of Moses Shively and Elisabeth (Wentle) Shively.  Her siblings were Charles Shively (my great x4 grandfather), Scott Shively, Rachal Eliza, and Nancy Shively, and one other unknown child. She is first documented in 1860 in Oliver Township, Pennsylvania with her parents and two brothers and her age is given as 1.  Some time around 1867 Mary was placed in an Almshouse or Alms house.  She is listed on the supplemental schedule Numbers, 1 to 7, for the Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes on July 19th, 1880 as spending two years in an Alms House where it is said she suffered from dementia where it said that her present attack lasted 2 days and has had a total of nine.  The form says that she was an epileptic.  She was only 8 years old when she was boarded there.   Mary is listed as spending two years in the Alms House and was released in 1869.  In 1870 she is listed living with her father, Moses, in Oliver Township and in 1880 she is is the same township living with her father, Moses, and mother, Elisabeth.  What happened between 1880 and 1900 is a mystery beyond being listed on the rolls of two churches; the Mcveytown Presbyterian Church in 1884 with her father Moses and in the Presbytery Church of Huntingdon in 1895.  In 1900 Mary is listed with her father, Moses, in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, PA where Moses is listed as having been born in 1803 and Mary is listed as having been born in 1869 (both of ages listed on this census record are wrong).  Moses must have passed away between 1900 and 1910 because Mary is next listed as single and a "boarder" in the home of Elmer E. Stine and his wife Ella and daughter and in 1920 she is still in the same household listed as "hired".  The last census record for Mary is on the 1930 census of Derry Township in an Alms House.  She is listed as being 70 and single and living in a home with 37 other "inmates".  The Alms House was a place for the poor and insane."
James Shively would appreciate any additional information on this Shively lineage.  You can find some of his research  at       If anyone has the cemetery records for Mifflin County, PA and can locate the records for Moses Shively or daughter Mary this information could help.  Once a date of death can be established for Moses Shively a search for a newspaper obit can be done.    If you comment to this blog James Shively will be able to read your replies.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Delbert A. Shively And Wife, Fannie Geiser, Who Lived In Kern County, California

Delbert A. Shively was born on 26-June-1866 in Iowa and died 2-September-1943 in Kern County, California.  He was the son of Samuel A. Shively and Cornelia Tisdale.  Delbert was married to Fannie Roselia Geiser on the 28-August-1887 in Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa. Delbert was a barber.
Information on the family history of Delbert Shively was extracted from the History Of Kern County, California With Biographical Sketches, History By Wallace M. Morgan, Illustrated, Complete In One Volume, Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California, 1914, page 583:
DELBERT A. SHIVELY.--The history of the Shively family in America dates back to a very early period in the colonization of Pennsylvania and one of the name, who removed from the Keystone state to Illinois during the first years of the nineteenth century, opened and conducted the first tailor shop ever started in Chicago, later relinquishing business in order to develop property at Freeport, Ill., and removed with his father to Chickasaw county, Iowa, when all that section of country was an undeveloped wilderness and prairie.  Scarcely had he arrived at man's estate when a call came for volunteers in the Union service and he volunteered in the Thirty-second Iowa Infantry, going with his regiment to the front and fighting in its battles until the expiration of his term of service.  The war ended, he engaged in farming near Lawler, Chickasaw county, Iowa, and on his farm there his oldest child, Delbert A., was born June 26, 1866.  The family contained two younger children, whose mother, Cornelia (Tisdale) Shively, now deceased was a member of a very old family of New England.
Taking the family to Minnesota about 1872, Samuel A. Shively home-steaded one hundred and sixty acres in Rock county and devoted ten years to the improvement of the tract.  Upon disposing of the property he returned to Iowa and settled in Lyon county, but later removed to Missouri and established a home at Springfield.  Thence he went to Chicago and took up the study of medicine.   After having graduated with the degree of M.D., he engaged in practice in Chicago until the time of his death.  His eldest son was six when the family went to Minnesota and thirteen when they became residents of Lyon county, Iowa.   After he had completed the studies of the common schools he learned the trade of barber in Rock Rapids, Lyon county, and there engaged in the business for himself.  The summer of 1895 was spent in Pasadena, Cal., and the visit gave him a favorable impression concerning the west.  Selling his business at Rock Rapids in 1901 he came to Bakersfield and purchased the Southern hotel barber shop, which since he has conducted with efficiency, securing a large trade by reason of recognized skill in the trade.  Meanwhile he has become interested in alfalfa ranching in the Rio Bravo country, where he has installed a pumping plant for irrigation of the one hundred and ten acre tract.  He has erected two bungalows, one of which he sold,  and the other (at No. 2021 Cedar street) he now occupies.  Fraternally he holds membership with the Knights of Pythias.
The marriage of Mr. Shively took place at Rock Rapids, Iowa, August 28, 1887, and united him with Miss Fannie Geiser, who was born at Normal, McLean county, Ill.  Their only child, Vera, is the wife of R. C. Hackett of Bakersfield.  A graduate of the Rock Rapids, high school, she was a teacher prior to her marriage.  She was the youngest among the three children forming the family of Frederick and Fannie (Eicher) Geiser, the former a native of Canton Bern, Switzerland, and the latter of France.  Shortly after his arrival in the new world Mr. Geiser enlisted in an Ohio regiment and served in the Union army throughout the Civil war.  After the death of his wife, which occurred in Normal, Ill., he removed to Iowa and embarked in business, and later he resided at Colby, Kans., where occurred his death, April 14, 1899, at the age of sixty-eight years.

In The Lyon County Reporter, Friday, September 2, 1887 is the newspaper account of the marriage of Delbert Shively and Fannie Geiser:
The marriage of D. A. Shively and Miss Fannie Geiser occurred Sunday evening at the residence of F. E. Barber.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties.  The Reporter takes pleasure in joining in the congratulations of their large circle of friends.  There is no worthier young man in Rock Rapids than Dell Shively and the lady of his choice is in every way worthy of him.  We predict for them a long life of prosperity and happiness.

The newspaper obituary of Delbert Shively records the following information:
Veteran Bakersfield Barber Dies At 77
Dean of Bakersfield barbers and one of the oldest in continuous operation, Delbert A. Shively, 77, died yesterday in a local hospital in Bakersfield.  Mr. Shively was stricken on Sunday after celebrating his fifty-sixth wedding anniversary Saturday.
Funeral rites has been set for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Chapel with the Reverend John Murdoch officiating.  Interment will be in the family plot in Union Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Fannie R. Shively, of 1813 Quincy Street, and a daughter, Mrs. Dell Godley of San Luis Obispo.
Mr. Shively had lived in Kern County for 40 years, after coming here from northwest Iowa in1902.  He had been actively engaged in the barbering trade for 63 years and had attended the duties of his shop on Saturday of last week.
Until recently, he had held membership in the Bakersfield Elks Lodge.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

James Buchanan Shively, M.D. Who Practiced In Cumberland And Chester County Pennsylvania

James Buchanan Shively was born in November 1856 and died on 2-December-1918 in Chester County, PA.  He was the son of Solomon Shively and his first wife, Rebecca Embick. James, also referred to as J. B. Shively in the records, was married 1st to Anna Lovella Hefflefinger on 6-February-1889.  Anna died in 1906. She was the daughter of David Hefflefinger and Eliza Baker.  James was married 2nd to Nellie Caldwell on 31-July-1907.  He was married a third time in 1917 to a Mrs. Kline. One known daughter, Helen E. Shively, was born in August 1892 to James Shively and Anna Hefflefinger.   She married George G. Gayman. Several printed records were located which give additional information on the life of James Buchanan Shively.

Extracted from Medical Men Of Franklin County 1750-1925, By Ambrose Watts Thrush, M.D., Chambersburg, PA., Published by The Medical Society Of Franklin County, 1928, page 269:
James Buchanan Shively, M.D.
J. B. Shively was born in Greene Township, the son of Solomon Shively.  He was educated in the common schools and read medicine with Dr. David Maclay in Greenvillage.  After attending the usual course of lectures he was graduated M. D. in 1887 from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.
He practiced medicine in Greenvillage 1887 to 1896 in partnership with his preceptor and then removed to Shippensburg, Pa.  After about ten years practice in Shippensburg he located in West Chester, Pa., and followed the profession there until his death some years later.
His wife's family name was Hefflefinger.

Located in The Patriot, Harrisburg, Penna., Thursday, August 1, 1907, Page 9, Column 3:
(Note from this newspaper article the middle name for James is recorded as Bruce not Buchanan).
The home of Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Paulsgrove, 122 North Hanover street, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday morning when their friend, Miss Nellie G. Caldwell, of the Children's Home Society of Pittsburg, was married to Dr. James Bruce Shively, of Shippensburg.  The wedding took place at 7:30 o'clock.
Dr. and Mrs. Shively left on the 10.44 train on a wedding trip of six weeks to the Thousand Islands and parts of Canada.  Upon their return they will reside in Shippensburg, where the bridegroom is a prominent physician.

From Chester County, Pennsylvania there was an unidentified obituary for James B. Shively:
Dr. James B. Shively
After months of lingering illness, Dr. James B. Shively passed away early this morning at his home at the corner of Church and Chestnut streets.  Dr. Shively came to West Chester in the spring of 1911, from Shippensburg where for years he had been a successful physician, making a speciality of diseases of the eye.  Although omparatively a newcomer here he made many friends, being cordial and kindly disposition, always ready to render a service whenever possible and doing many kindly acts unknown to any but the persons who benefited by them.  Dr. Shively was about two years ago elected a deacon in the first Presbyterian Church and as long as health permitted was earnest in the discharge of the duties attached to that office.
He is survived by a widow, formerly, Mrs. Kline, of Abington, near Philadelphia, to whom he was married a year ago today.
He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Geo. C. Gayman of Doylestown.

Additional information on the lineage of James B. Shively can be extracted from a biography of his father, Solomon Shively.  Located in the History Of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Illustrated, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, IL, 1887, page 790:
SOLOMON SHIVELY, farmer, P. O. Green Village, was born April 16, 18180, on the old homestead in Greene Township, this county.  The family traces its ancestry to French Huguenots who left their native country from Switzerland, from which place the great-grandfather of our subject emigrated to America.  He was married and had a son born on the ocean, Jacob, the grandfather of our subject.  The great-grandfather settled in Lancaster County, Penn., where he died at a good old age.  He had another son, Henry, whose descendants are still living in Lancaster County.  Jacob was a carpenter and farmer, and lived many years near Shippensburg, where he owned a farm; later he moved to near the residence of his son, John, where he built a house, and where he and his wife died.  they had the following children:  Samuel, John, Jacob, Henry, Daniel, Barbara, Nancy, Elizabeth and another daughter, name unknown.  Of these, John, a farmer, was born in Lancaster County.  He married Hannah, daughter of Henry Rhodes.  She died at about sixty years of age, the mother of six children:  Nancy (deceased), Solomon, Eliza, John, Daniel, and Rebecca (deceased).  John Shively, Sr., came to Franklin County about 1806, where his father bought about 250 acres of land, of which our subject, Solomon, has 120 acres.  John Shively, Sr., was a man who took a deep interest in political matters and was a strong Democrat.  He and his wife were members of the United Brethren Church, and he held several township offices.   Solomon was educated in this township, and for the last five years has lived in Green Village.  He has been twice married; first to Rebecca, daughter of John Embick.  She died in December, 1879, aged sixty five years.  She bore her husband twelve children, seven of whom are living:  John, Hannah, Sarah, Harriet, James, Jacob and Frank. Of these James is reading medicine with Dr. Maclay, of Green Village.  Our subject married for his second wife, Mrs. Catharine Gontz, nee Embick, a sister of his first wife.  Mr. Shively in a member of the Lutheran Church.  Our subject's brother, John, read medicine with Dr. Richards and attended one course of lectures, but his health failed and he died in the Isle of St. Croix, West Indies.