A Shively cousin received a calendar from the Fleet Reserve Association for 2012. For the month of December there is a view of the U.S.S. Arizona memorial which shows the name of B. F. Shively. A request was made to see if any information on B. F. Shively could be found. B .F. Shively's full name was Benjamin Franklin Shively and he was the son of Harry Wilbur Shively and Agnes Martha Albright.
Benjamin Franklin Shively was a fireman, 1st class, U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Arizona when the ship was attacked in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was on the casualty list and is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan.
Also buried in the Riverside Cemetery are his parents. His father, Harry Wilbur Shively was born on 4-March-1886 in VanBuren County, Michigan and died 12-Aug-1976 in St. Joseph County, Michigan. His mother, Agnes Martha Albright Shively was born 24-Sep-1888 in Rock County, Wisconsin and died 3-Dec-1966 in St. Joseph County, Michigan.
The family of Harry and Agnes Shively are located on the census records in 1930 Lockport Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan and 1920 Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. From these records it is known there were at least the following children: Louise born ca. 1915, Wilbur born ca. 1917, Benjamin born 1919 and James born ca. 1923.
Harry Wilbur Shively is found on the 1900 census records in the household of his parents, Benjamin F Shively born October 1834 and 2nd wife Hattie May Doolittle born June 1863. The family is located in Laurel, Cedar County, Nebraska.
Benjamin F Shively born in 1834 was the son of Benjamin Franklin Shively, Sr (1799-1844) and Barbara Asherman (Eshelman) (1809-1887). Input from Shively researchers indicate that Benjamin Franklin Shively, Sr may be a twin to Christian Shively (1799-1827). Further it is believed that Benjamin and Christian were sons of Jacob Shively and Barbara Thomas. The Shively researchers continue to look for documentation to prove this lineage.