|James W Shively Family|
A homeowner from Washington, D.C. found the following entry in The Washington Times, Washington D.C., Saturday, September 23, 1911, Page 9, Colum2: Real Estate Transfers in the District During the Past Week - Southeast - 1337 South Carolina avenue southeast - James Keliher et ux, to William E. Shively and Olive M. Shively, lot 55, square 1039, $10. Information was requested of the Shively researchers to see if some history of this family could be located.
The couple listed on this entry were James Edgar Shively and Olive Maude Kline. William was born on 17-Aug-1883 in Stockertown, Northampton County, PA and died in Pinellas County, FL in June 1965. He was married to Olive Maude Kline on 16-Aug-1905 in Easton, Northampton County, PA. William and Olive were the parents of at least two daughters, Mary Lois born about 1907 and Wilma M born about 1909.
William and Olive lived in the area, "around the corner" from the 1337 South Carolina avenue SE address in 1910. They are listed on the 1910 census in the District of Columbia at 204 Kentucky Avenue SE. They purchased the home on South Carolina Avenue in 1911 and are located at this address on the 1920 and 1930 census record. (The 1940 census records will become available in April of 2012).
The census reports list William E. Shively as a machinist who was employed at the Navy Yard. It was interesting to see that several of his neighbors were also listed as machinist working at the Navy Yard. The Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. is close to this neighborhood. On the 1930 census their daughter Lois is listed as a stenographer working at the Navy Yard and daughter Wilma is a stenographer for a heating company.
William Edgar Shively was the son of James W. Shively (Shiveley) born 22-Feb-1862 in Northampton County, PA died 11-Feb-1813 in Easton, Northampton County, PA and Sally Ann Yeisley born 25-Feb-1852 Northampton County, PA died 12-Mar-1917 Northampton County, PA. James and Sally operated a hotel or rooming house. J W Shiveley and wife Sallie A are listed on the 1900 Easton, Northampton County, PA census record. The entry includes J W Shiveley born Feb 1862, married 20 years, hotel keeper; wife Sallie A born Feb 1852, having 7 children with 6 living; son Harry born Feb 1882; son Frederick born Jun 1884; daughter Mabel born Apr 1887; daughter Elsie born Feb 1889; and daughter Katie born Jun 1891. The location of their son William Edgar could not be determined. When adding the 5 children listed, 1 child deceased, and William not located this number matches the number of children Sallie listed. From research located on the Internet the lineage of James Shively is documented back to Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany.
The obituary for William E. Shively's mother was located by a Yeisley researcher and shared: Mrs. James Shively Dead - Mrs. Sallie A., widow of James Shively, of Easton, died late this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Budge, Eighth and Bushkill streets, of paralysis, aged 65 years. Deceased was born in Palmer township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Yeisley. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church. Two sons and four daughters--William, of Washington, D.C.; Frederick, of this city; Mrs. William Kummer, Mrs. William Walline, Mrs. James Budge and Mrs. Frank Coughlin, all of Easton; one brother and one sister, Freeman Yeisley, of Tatamy, and Mrs. Wayne Stocker, of Palmer township, survive her. The photo of the family of James Shively was preserved by the same unknown Yeisley researcher.