While doing research for the St. Louis, Missouri area the name of Benjamin E. Shively was located. Benjamin E. Shively was born in Kentucky and was the son of Benjamin F. Shively and Margaret J. (last name unknown). The grandparents of Benjamin E. Shively were William Henry Shively (1786-1866) and Nancy Earickson (born 1791) of Jefferson County, Kentucky. The following newspaper article was extracted from The Republic, St. Louis, MO, Sunday morning, March 21, 1897, Part III, Page 2, Column 4:
Fireman Shively Injured
About 8:30, after the Gaus Plaining Mill fire had been gotten under control, several firemen were standing on an adjoining building playing a stream of water on the burning building. Benjamin Shively of truck No. 2 was standing near the edge of the building. He suddenly lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of about 25 feet. He was picked up and taken to the North End Dispensary, where it was found that he had sustained a fracture of his right foot and was severely bruised about the head and shoulders. His injuries are not serious and he was taken in an ambulance to his home at 901 North Garrison avenue.
Benjamin E. Shively is listed with his parents on the Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1st Ward of Louisville in 1860. Listed are B F Shively born in KY, age 40, a pilot; wife Maggie born in KY and age 32; daughter Margaret born in KY and age 14; daughter Ann P, born in KY and age 10; son Ben born in KY and age 8; daughter Annie age 5 and daughter Maggie age 2. Benjamin was found on the 1900 City of St. Louis census record but note the dates of birth and ages are different than the info in the 1860 census record. Listed on the 1900 City of St Louis census record is Benj born Sept 1861, age 38; sister Albina born March 1859, age 41; sister Margaret Stauf born July 1865, age 34; and nephew Conrad Stauf born Oct 1889, age 10.
Listed in the 1885 Gould's city directory for St. Louis, page 1068 are:
Shively, Benjamin E. clk. residence 2618 Wright
Shively, Margaret widow of Benjamin F residence 2618 Wright
Additional dates of death for the family were extracted from the St. Louis, MO death records:
Shively, Benjamin T. (note from other records middle initial was F.) died 2-Sep-1882, address 2618 Magnolia, buried Calvary Cemetery
Shively, Margaret J. aged 62, died 6-June-1888, residence of her son, Benjamin E. Shively, No. 2618 Wright street, buried Calvary Cemetery
Shively, Albina, died 24-Sep-1905, buried Calvary Cemetery
Shively, Benjamin E., died August-1912, buried Calvary Cemetery
The following death notice was located in The Republic, St. Louis, MO., Thursday morning, June 7, 1888, Part 1, Page 5, Column 5:
SHIVELY.--On Wednesday, June 6, 1888, at 12:40 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Margaret J. Shively, aged 62 years.
The funeral will take place Friday, 8th inst., at 2 o'clock from residence of her son, Benjamin E. Shively, No. 2618 Wright street, to St. Teresa's church, thence to Calvary cemetery. Friends are invited to attend.