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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Joy And Sorrow For Charles Martin Shively, Jr. Of Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Charles Martin Shively, Jr.
The joy and sorrow in the life of Charles Martin Shively, Jr. from Northampton County, Pennsylvania is preserved in newspaper articles from Philadelphia, PA.  The joy is recounted in an article found in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday Morning, June 29, 1903, Page 3, Column 1:  Wedding Came As Reunion Surprise - Prof. Shively, of the Camden, N.J., High School, Takes As His Bride Miss Helen Kehm - Special to The Inquirer....Sellervsille, Pa., June 28 -  At a family reunion at the home of the bride's uncle, Rev. J. Kehm, of this place, Miss Helen M. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Kehm, of Mount Holly, N.J., was married to-day to Professor Charles M. Shively, teacher of mathematics in the Camden High School.  The wedding plans were kept a secret until within a half an hour of the ceremony, when the groom quiety informed his friends of his intentions.  Immediately after the ceremony the dinner, intended as a banquet, was served as a wedding breakfast.  Miss Mariam Ritter, of Philadelphia, and C. Harry Kehm, cousins of the bride, were the attendants.  After a short wedding trip through Western Pennsylvania the couple will be at home in Camden, N.J.
Just two months later the sorrow of Charles Martin Shively, Jr. is told by the newspapers accounts.  Located in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday Morning, August 29, 1903, Page 3, Columns 6-7:  Was Marked By  Death On His Wedding Trip - Professor C. Martin Shively, Jr., A Popular Camden Instructor, Succumbed To Consumption Just Two Months After Taking A Mount Holly Bride - Proffesor C. Martin Shively, Jr., aged 26 years, instructor in Greek and mathematics at the Camden High School and one of the most popular of the school faculty, died at his home, at 433 Stevens street, Thursday night from hasty consumption, which developed after an attack of typhoid pneumonia.  The circumstances surrounding the death of Professor Shively are peculiarly sad.  Just two months ago yesterday, with a promising career before him, he married Miss Helen Kehm, an estimable young woman of Mt. Holly.   They were enjoying their honeymoon when Professor Shively was suddenly stricken with typhoid pneumonia.  The bride at once turned a willing faithful nurse, being constantly at the bedside of her stricken husband.  Despite her care and tender nursing, the bridegroom grew worse and consumption developed.  Two weeks ago hope was abandoned, but the bride of so short a period continued her vigil night and day.  Mrs. Shively is now prostrated.  Professor Shively was a native of Easton, Pa.  He was graduated from Lafayette College in 1900 with high honors.  Almost immediately he was called to the Mt. Holly Academy, where he did such excellent work that the Camden Board of Education elected him to a professorship in the High School about two years ago.  The dead instructor was very popular with the boys, entering into their sports and assisting in training them in general athletics.  His untimely death has created a feeling of genuine sadness among the entire student body and faculty of the school.  The funeral will take place Monday.

Funeral Notice - The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday Morning, August 29, 1903, Page 7,Column 5:  SHIVELY - On August 27, 1903, Professor Charles Martin Shively.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, 433 Stevens at Camden, N.J.  Interment private.

Account of the burial from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday Morning, September 1, 1903, Page 3, Column 6:    Prof. Shively Buried - Popular Camden Instructor Laid Away in Harleigh Cemetery - Scores of students, members of the Camden High School faculty and local educators attended the funeral of Professor C. Martin Shively, who died on Thursday from consumption.  Services were held at his late home, 433 Steven street, and were in charge of Rev. R. W. Peach, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church.   There were many beautiful floral offerings.   Mrs. Shively, a bride of two months, sat by the casket overwhelmed with grief. Interment was made in Harleigh Cemetery.  The Camden Board of Education last night adopted a minute of regret on the death of Professor Shively.

Charles Martin Shively, Jr. was the son of Charles Martin Shively, Sr. and second wife Mary Jane Kutzler.  (First wife was Rebecca, last name unknown at this time).  Charles M. Shively, Sr. was a Civil War Veteran and during the war was captured on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg.  He was later released and mustered out with his company.  The grandparents of Charles Martin Shively, Jr. were Peter Shively (born ca. 1788) and wife Margaret (born ca. 1788).  The ancestors of this family can be located on the census records in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Everyone- I am a small bookseller in Phoenixville PA- and came across the marriage book, marriage certificate and a photo of your relatives- the wedding of Helen Kehm and Charles Shively June 28, 1903. Please let me know where I can send it, as it truly belongs to your family. Best, Julie Winkler, owner Retold Tales Books