The newspapers are a good source for clues when searching for family history. In doing research for Shively families in North Dakota several clues from the newspapers helped establish the lineage of Fred Shively who was born December 1882 in Taylor County, Kentucky.
The following newspaper article gives a clue as to who were the parents of Fred Shively. In the Grand Forks Daily Herald, Wednesday Morning, August 21, 1912, Page 5, Column 4:
A pretty wedding took place at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Shively, near Ruby, Wednesday afternoon, when their daughter, Vernie, was given in marriage to William Bowles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bowles. Rev. W. A. Dunnett performed the ceremony and a sumptuous wedding dinner was served. In the evening a reception and supper were given at the home of the groom's parents. The bride is a sister of Dr. Fred Shively of Rugby, and her only attendant was Miss Lillian Hagen of Devils Lake.
A search for Dr. Shively produced the following article found in The Evening Times, Grand Forks, ND, Saturday, August 6, 1910, Page 8, Columns 6-7:
Nineteen Pass The Exam
Dr. Philip A. Eckman Of Grand Forks Was Among Successful Applicants At Fargo
Nineteen applicants for dentist's certificates successfully passed the examination given by the North Dakota board of dental examiners at its session in Fargo on July 12. A very large class was on hand to take the examination which must be passed before a certificate is issued.
Dr. Philip A. Eckman, who recently engaged in partnership with his brother, L. L. Eckman, was the only Grand Forks dentist included in the list, which follows: (for this blog the others will not be listed except).......Fred S. Shively, Pleasant Lake, N.D.
Several articles were found relating to the wedding of Fred Shively and Maude Hanson. From the Evening TImes, Grand Forks, ND, Thursday, July 10, 1913, Page 5, Column 1:
A wedding of interest to scores of friends throughout the state will occur at Fargo on Wednesday, July 16, when Miss Maude Hanson will be united in marriage to Dr. F. Shizley of Rugby. The bride elect is the daughter of Mrs. Anna Hanson and is well known in this city. She graduated from the St. Bernard's Academy and later attended the Moorhead Normal school. Dr. Shizley is a prominent young physician of Rugby. A large circle of friends will join in extending congratulations.
The Evening Times, Grand Forks, ND, Saturday, July 19, 1913, Page 5, Column 4:
Miss Lillian Paulson has returned from Fargo where she attended the wedding of Miss Maude Hanson to Dr. Frederick SHively of Rugby, which took place on Wednesday. Miss Paulson played the wedding march.
In the Grand Forks Daily Herald, Tuesday Morning, August 17, 1915, Page 3, Column 3:
Miss Lillian Paulson, 513 Cherry street, has returned from Rugby, where she was the guest of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Shively, fromerly Miss Maude Hanson of this city. Miss Paulson also spent some time at Lake Metigoshe and was accompanied home by Mrs. Shively and her sister, Miss Verna Hanson, who left yesterday for Moorhead, where they will attend the wedding of their cousin, Miss Dora Hanson, whose marriage will take place the 25th of this month.
Fred Shively is living with his parents in 1900 in Pierce County, ND. From the census record is listed the names of his parents and siblings: John R. Shively born Dec 1856 in KY, Thomas A (wife) born Dec 1856 in KY, Fred born Dec 1882 in KY, Nora born Sep 1884 in MO, Agnuss born July 1887 in MO, Vernie born April 1889 in MO, Ernest M. born March 1893 in MO, Charley B (female) born July 1897 in MO. For some reason John R. Shively left North Dakota for a short time and lived in Texas. John, wife Thomas A, and family are located on the 1910 Floyd County, Texas census record. From the newspaper articles it is known that by 1912 at least some of the family members had returned to ND.
Newspaper articles of the weddings of a sister and brother to Fred Shively are recorded as follows:
Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, Tuesday Morning, June 26, 1906, Page 6, Column 2:
Northwood Groom ------William T. Heising, Northwood, will be married at Pleasant Lake tomorrow to Miss Agnes Shively.
Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND, Saturday Morning, January 10, 1914, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends occurred this week in Devils Lake, when Miss Lillian Irene Haggen, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Haggen, was united in marriage to Ernest Marley Shively of Knox. The wedding took place at the Presbyterian church and Rev. Albert Torbett officiated. The attendants were Miss Stewart of Penn. and Sanford Haggen. Miss Fern Haggen acted as ringbearer. Following the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Shively will be at home to their friends on the groom's farm near Knox.
The parents of John Robert Shively were Edmond Shively and Perosa Fisher from Taylor County, Kentucky. The parents of Edmond Shively were Samuel Shively and Mary Penn of Taylor County, KY. The parents of Samuel Shively were Michael Shively and Nancy Payne who were married on 6-Jan-1797 in Washington County, KY.