Who are Francis M Shively and wife, Emily Crites who are located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio records? There are several records which were located that give the researcher working on this family some clues.
The following article gives interesting information regarding the family:
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Thursday, April 5, 1917, Page 4, Column 4:
Wedding Germ Surely Struck These Families
Three Marriages Among Kin Take Place In One Day
Is there a matrimonial germ and is it contagious?
That is the questions asked by Mrs. Anna Rapp, 891 E. 73rd street, and Mrs. Emily Shively, 1202 E. 170th street, five members of whose homes, together with a neighbor of Mrs. Shively, were principals in three marriages yesterday.
It all began when a week or so ago Guy C. Campion, 30, pressman with the Cleveland Press and son of Mrs. Rapp, announced he a Miss Beaber, 23 who had been making her home with her fiance’s mother, were to be married yesterday. Not to be outdone by his brother, Ray Rapp, 22 motion picture operator, and Miss Eva Shively, 20, 12 E. 170th street, decided Tuesday to make it a double wedding.
At the last moment Joseph F. Shively, 29, brother of Miss Shively, made it known that he and Miss Ruth Prill, 20, a neighbor living at 1136 E. 169th street, had likewise determined to get married.
Licenses were issued yesterday to all there couples. The first two couples were married in the forenoon by Justice W. J. Zoul. Mr. Shively and Miss Prill were married by Rev. Jacob H. Merkel, 65 Emily stree, East Cleveland.
The marriage for Francis M Shively and Emily Crites is located in Wayne County, Ohio. Per the record they were married on July 24, 1882.
The 1900 Cuyahoga County, Newburgh Township, lists Emily Shively as head of the household. She records that she has given birth to eight children and that all eight are still living. Listed on this census are seven of the eight children. Also living with the family is her father, John Crites, a widow, who was born September 1832 in Ohio. Listed on this record are the following children and dates of birth for Francis and Emily: Ella M born July 1883; Edwin W born April 1885; Joseph F born December 1887; Glen born June 1892; Earl born April 1894; twin sister Pearl born April 1894; and Eva born June 1896. It is not known why Emily’s husband, Francis Shively, is not listed with the family. A date of death was not located for him but he does not appear on any of the census records with the family. Most of the 1890 census records were destroyed but had they survived it is probable he would have been located with the family.
Emily Shively is listed on the 1910 Ashtabula County, Ohio census with a job listed that she runs the district school wagon. Emily is listed in the Ohio death records as being born on December 27, 1864 and died August 7, 1925. She was buried in the Lakeview Cemetery. Her parents are listed as John Crites and Mary Weinner (Waisner).
Francis M Shively is listed on the 1870 and 1880 Wayne County, town of Wooster, Ohio census records. He is in the household of Joseph A Shively and wife, Margaret. Records show that a Joseph Shively married Josephine Margaret Poncler in Cuyahoga County, Ohio on 29-August-1857. From these census reports Francis M Shively would have been born about 1861.