The following newspaper article was located in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Friday, June 17, 1910, Page 7, Column 6:
Signature On Will Reveals Secret Of Girl's Elopement
By Associated Press. Louisville. June 17.--Fate conspired against pretty Jennie Fertig and willed that the secret of her elopement two days before last Christmas should be wrung from her yesterday afternoon. Miss Fertig is a stenographer in the office of an attorney here and she was called on to sign a will as a witness. Fearing that she might invalidate the will by signing her maiden name she resolutely laid aside her pen and declared that she could not sign it.
Her employer did not ask any questions but comprehending that the situation looked a bit mystifying, she took the pen again and singed "Mrs. Jennie Fertig Shively".
Then she admitted that she eloped with Harry R. Shively, an electrical worker, last Christmas. She is the daughter of Martin L. Fertig, assistant traffic manager of the Louisville & Portland canal.
Harry R. Shively was born on 14-Sep-1886 in Jefferson County, KY and died on 15-May-1958 in Jefferson County, KY. Jennie Fertig was born about 1883 and died in Jefferson County, KY on 19-March-1960. The information on the time of their marriage differs from the public records as their marriage can be located in Clark County, IN records dated 7-June-1910. Jennie Fertig was the daughter of Martin Luther Fertig and Katherine Cassandra Barmore. Harry R. Shively was the son of Harry Shively and Mary "Mollie" A (last name unknown).
Harry and Jennie are listed on the 1920 Jefferson County, City of Louisville census record. In the household are Harry age 33, wife Jennie B age 36, son Raymon E age 9, daughter Dorothy May age 6, son Floyd age 4, and son Walter C age 1. This family is also listed in the 1930 Jefferson County, City of Louisville census record. The consists of Harry R age 44, wife Jennie age 46, son Raymond age 19, daughter Dorothy age 16, son Floyd age 14, son Carl age 11, daughter Elizabeth age 8 and daughter Jen age 6. Also in the household are two boarders; Emma E Reese age 43 and Katheryn Reese age 18.
Harry R. Shively's grandfather was William Shively who who born about 1830 and died on 19-Jan-1906 in Jefferson County, KY. He was married to Margarett J (last name unknown). William Shively was the son of Henry Shively (1794-1847) and Maria Hambleton. Henry Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1746-1826). Christian Shively was an early pioneer in Jefferson County, KY.