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, 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).
Shively-Caldwell
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.

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