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, June 25, 2011

William Thomas Shively And Wife, Terresa Hayden, Of Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Family of William T. Shively
The following information was taken from "History Of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, From The Earliest Historic Times to 1907" by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, copywrite date 1907, pages 743-746, a book found in the Council Bluffs, Iowa Library, and retyped by Richard Dale Shively, of Ralston, Nebraska, great grandson of William Thomas Shively.

William Thomas Shively, who is living in honorable retirement in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was born in Taylor county, Kentucky, March 8, 1830.  His father, John B. Shively, was likewise a native of that state, born in 1804.  Death came to him August 12, 1864, he being killed by Union soldiers, and it is said that the reason was that he owned slaves.  At the same time he had six sons serving in the Union Army, including William T. Shively of this review.  The father's death occurred in Lebanon, Marion county, Kentucky.  His wife bore the maiden name of Sarah Heavrin and was a daughter of Robert Heavrin, of Marion county.
In the district schools of Taylor county, Kentucky, William T. Shively acquired his education, and afterward began flatboating on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, going down to New Orleans in 1850.  He was thus engaged for three years and on the 15th of October 1853, he married and settled on a farm on Cloyd's creek in Marion county, Kentucky, where he continued for five years.  He then removed to Taylor county, Kentucky, and bought four hundred acres of land, upon which he remained until after the outbreak of the Civil war.  Espousing the cause of the Union he entered Company H, of the Tenth Kentucky Infantry, serving under Colonel John M. Harlan, now one of the judges of the supreme court of the United States.  He was in that command for nearly four years and was mustered out at Louisville.  He joined the army as a private and won promotion of the rank of captain.
When the war was ended Mr. Shively bought a farm in Taylor county, Kentucky, which he sold after a year and then gave his attention to the milling business until he came to Pottawattamie county, Iowa, in the summer of 1866.  For several months hs worked in the steam sawmills at Lewins Grove near Avoca, and in the spring of 1867 he began farming, in which he continued until the following winter, when he entered the employ of the Rock Island Railroad Company. He worked at grading until the road was completed to Council Bluffs in the same year.  Subsequently he entered the car repairing department of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and so continued until 1869.  In that year he removed to Lemars, Iowa, where he homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres of land and turned his attention to farming, cultivating and developing that place until the spring of 1882, when he went to O'Neill, Nebraska.  He there pre-empted one hundred and sixty acres of land, which he brought under cultivation, and upon that farm lived for sixteen years, his labors converting it into a rich and productive property.  Removing to the city of O'Neill, he there lived for six years, and in 1904 he came to Council Bluffs, where he has since lived retired, enjoying well earned ease.  His life has been one of untiring activity and enterprise and thus he acquired a handsome competence, enabling him now to live in honorable retirement.
On the 4th of October 1853, Mr. Shively was married to Miss Terresa Hayden, a daughter of James and Elenor (Hayden) Hayden, who though of the same name were not related.  The marriage was celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Calvary, Marion county, Kentucky.  Mrs. Shively was educated in the convent there.  Her father was a physician but practiced only among his friends and neighbors, devoting much of his time to farming and to the cooperage business.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively traveled life's journey together for more than a half century and were then separated by the death of the wife in Council Bluffs on the 26th of April 1907. She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church and was a lady of many excellent traits of character.
Sarah Elenor Shively, the eldest daughter of the family, was born May 28, 1855, in Marion county, Kentucky, was educated at Calvary Academy, and was married in Sioux City, Iowa, March 27, 1871, to Samuel Agnew Anderson, a son of Robert and Dorcas Ann Simms (Hopkins) Anderson.  He was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1845, and for eighteen years was yardmaster for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad at Council Bluff.  He was killed while on duty by a train November 30, 1887.  Mrs. Anderson is a member of the Degree of Honor in the Ladies of the Maccabees.  Her husband was a Mason and was buried with Masonic honors.  Mrs. Anderson is a trained nurse by profession and is now acting as her father's housekeeper.  Her son, William R. Anderson, born in Sioux City, July 5, 1872, was educated in the common schools of Council Bluffs and is at present engaged in railroad work in Waco, Texas, and is a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.  Samuel E. Anderson, the second son of Mrs. Sarah E. Anderson, was born March 21, 1878, in Council Bluffs.  He was educated in the public schools and on the 11th of June, 1907, married Clara Chesnut, the daughter of William Chesnut, of Omaha.  He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and of the Royal Highlanders.
Susan Ann Shively, the second daughter of William T. Shively, was born in Marion county, Kentucky, September 10, 1856, and died on the 8th of December of that year.  Mary Josephine Shively, born April 14, 1858, died February 27, 1863.
William Thomas Shively, Jr., born in Taylor county, Kentucky, August 11, 1860, lives at Norfolk, Nebraska.  He married Rosa Hershiser, of Waterloo, Iowa, a daughter of Henry Hershiser, and their children are May, Ruth, Jacob M., Louise and Glen.  William T. Shively, Jr., is an engineer for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, and socially is connected with the Highlanders, the Maccabees, and the O.E.S.
Richard Columbus Shively, born in Taylor county, Kentucky, August 2, 1862, lives in Council Bluffs and is a steamfitter for the Union Pacific Railroad Company at its shops in Omaha, Nebraska.  He was educated in the schools of Sioux county, Iowa, and married Katie Belle Jones, a daughter of William and Sarah Jones, of Council Bluffs.  The children of this marriage are Lawrence Ray, an electrian; Sarah Clara Fay, Franklin Emanuel, and Harry William.
John B. Shively, born in Taylor county, Kentucky, May 1, 1865, acquired a public school education and married Clyde Fullington at Denison, Texas.  He died February 2, 1904, and his wife in 1905, leaving two children, Gladys and Brent.  John B. Shively in his active business career was a conductor and he belonged to the Ancient Order of United Workmen and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, while his wife was connected with the auxiliary of the latter order.
James Hayden Shively, the next member of the family of William T. Shively, was born near Avoca, Iowa, November 3, 1867, and was educated in the rural schools.  For several years he was a stationary engineer and is now engaged in the automobile business in Omaha, Nebraska.  He belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Stationary Engineers Union.  He wedded Stella Jane Smith, a daughter of O. F. Smith, at Centerville, South Dakota, and they have two sons -- Roy and Oscar.
George Edward Shively, born in Sioux county, Iowa, April 18, 1871, is a motorman on the electric line between Council Bluffs and Omaha and lives in the former city.  His fraternal relations are with the Modern Woodmen of America, the Woodmen of the World and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Bertha Alice, born in Sioux county, July 13, 1873, and educated in Council Bluffs, was married June 27, 1900, to Frederick George Loper, a son of Louis and Ellen (Roach) Loper, of this city.  Mr. Loper is engaged in the Rock Island train services at  Council Bluffs.
Frances E. Shively, born December, 15, 1875, in Sioux county, died July 28, 1879.
Estella Gertrude, born in Lemars, Iowa, March 25, 1878, was educated at Chadron, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa, and taught school in Nebraska for five years.  On the 16th of May, 1899, she became the wife of Edmund Joseph Gallagher, a son of John and Mary (McCaffrey) Gallagher, natives of Ireland and Scotland respectively.  They came to America in early life and Mr. Gallagher, who was a tailor at Galena, Illinois, made the first uniform ever worn by General U. S. Grant, at the breaking out of the Civil war.  His son Edmund was born at Galena, September 2, 1873, and there began his education.  Following the removal of the family to the west in 1883 he resided at different points in Nebraska and Iowa.  He engaged in merchandising and in railroading prior to locating in Council Bluffs in 1905, and at the present writing he is engine inspector for the Illinois Central Railroad.  He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and he and his wife are communicants of the Catholic church.  They have one child, France Irene.
Francis Jesse Shively, born October 3, 1881, near Lamars, Iowa, and educated in the Nebraska public schools, was married in 1904 to Emma Koche, of Norfolk, Nebraska, and they have two children, Lester and Ralph.  The father is manager of a telephone company at Windom, Minnesota, and is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.
Mr. Shively (William T.) was a democrat until 1896 but he now casts an independent ballot.  Ever since going to Council Bluffs he has lived retired, deriving a good income from his properties and money otherwise invested.  He lives at No. 3256 Avenue A, and is well known in the city, a life of activity, integrity and honor gaining for him the respect and confidence of all with whom he has been associated in every community.

The following newspaper obituary was located for William T. Shively.  This article was extracted from The Omaha World Herald, December 24, 1922, Page 3:
Capt. Wm. T. Shiveley Dies Here At 92 Years
Civil War Veteran, Former Resident of O'Neill, Had Been Nebraska Resident 41 Years
Captain William T. Shively, civil war veteran, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stella Rose, 2114 South Thirty fourth street, at the age of 92 years.  He had been a resident of Nebraska for forty-one years, and came to Omaha ten years ago from his former home at O'Neill.
Captain Shively was born in Green county, Kentucky.  He enlisted in the union army in 1861, and was made a captain less than a year later of Company H. Tenth Kentucky volunteer infantry.  He was mustered out December 4, 1861.
Surviving him are a brother, Sylvester Shively, Lebanon, Ky.; five sons, William T., O'Neill, Neb.; George, Ralston, Neb.; Richard, Council Bluffs, and Frank and James of Omaha, and three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Anderson and Mrs. Stella Rose, Omaha, and Mrs. Fred Loper of Council Bluffs.  There are twenty-three grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday from the home of Mrs. Rose, to Lady of the Lourves church, Thirty-second avenue and Francis street, at 9 o'clock.  Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery, Council Bluffs.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Joy And Sorrow For Charles Martin Shively, Jr. Of Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Charles Martin Shively, Jr.
The joy and sorrow in the life of Charles Martin Shively, Jr. from Northampton County, Pennsylvania is preserved in newspaper articles from Philadelphia, PA.  The joy is recounted in an article found in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday Morning, June 29, 1903, Page 3, Column 1:  Wedding Came As Reunion Surprise - Prof. Shively, of the Camden, N.J., High School, Takes As His Bride Miss Helen Kehm - Special to The Inquirer....Sellervsille, Pa., June 28 -  At a family reunion at the home of the bride's uncle, Rev. J. Kehm, of this place, Miss Helen M. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Kehm, of Mount Holly, N.J., was married to-day to Professor Charles M. Shively, teacher of mathematics in the Camden High School.  The wedding plans were kept a secret until within a half an hour of the ceremony, when the groom quiety informed his friends of his intentions.  Immediately after the ceremony the dinner, intended as a banquet, was served as a wedding breakfast.  Miss Mariam Ritter, of Philadelphia, and C. Harry Kehm, cousins of the bride, were the attendants.  After a short wedding trip through Western Pennsylvania the couple will be at home in Camden, N.J.
Just two months later the sorrow of Charles Martin Shively, Jr. is told by the newspapers accounts.  Located in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday Morning, August 29, 1903, Page 3, Columns 6-7:  Was Marked By  Death On His Wedding Trip - Professor C. Martin Shively, Jr., A Popular Camden Instructor, Succumbed To Consumption Just Two Months After Taking A Mount Holly Bride - Proffesor C. Martin Shively, Jr., aged 26 years, instructor in Greek and mathematics at the Camden High School and one of the most popular of the school faculty, died at his home, at 433 Stevens street, Thursday night from hasty consumption, which developed after an attack of typhoid pneumonia.  The circumstances surrounding the death of Professor Shively are peculiarly sad.  Just two months ago yesterday, with a promising career before him, he married Miss Helen Kehm, an estimable young woman of Mt. Holly.   They were enjoying their honeymoon when Professor Shively was suddenly stricken with typhoid pneumonia.  The bride at once turned a willing faithful nurse, being constantly at the bedside of her stricken husband.  Despite her care and tender nursing, the bridegroom grew worse and consumption developed.  Two weeks ago hope was abandoned, but the bride of so short a period continued her vigil night and day.  Mrs. Shively is now prostrated.  Professor Shively was a native of Easton, Pa.  He was graduated from Lafayette College in 1900 with high honors.  Almost immediately he was called to the Mt. Holly Academy, where he did such excellent work that the Camden Board of Education elected him to a professorship in the High School about two years ago.  The dead instructor was very popular with the boys, entering into their sports and assisting in training them in general athletics.  His untimely death has created a feeling of genuine sadness among the entire student body and faculty of the school.  The funeral will take place Monday.

Funeral Notice - The Philadelphia Inquirer, Saturday Morning, August 29, 1903, Page 7,Column 5:  SHIVELY - On August 27, 1903, Professor Charles Martin Shively.  Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, 433 Stevens at Camden, N.J.  Interment private.

Account of the burial from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tuesday Morning, September 1, 1903, Page 3, Column 6:    Prof. Shively Buried - Popular Camden Instructor Laid Away in Harleigh Cemetery - Scores of students, members of the Camden High School faculty and local educators attended the funeral of Professor C. Martin Shively, who died on Thursday from consumption.  Services were held at his late home, 433 Steven street, and were in charge of Rev. R. W. Peach, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church.   There were many beautiful floral offerings.   Mrs. Shively, a bride of two months, sat by the casket overwhelmed with grief. Interment was made in Harleigh Cemetery.  The Camden Board of Education last night adopted a minute of regret on the death of Professor Shively.

Charles Martin Shively, Jr. was the son of Charles Martin Shively, Sr. and second wife Mary Jane Kutzler.  (First wife was Rebecca, last name unknown at this time).  Charles M. Shively, Sr. was a Civil War Veteran and during the war was captured on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg.  He was later released and mustered out with his company.  The grandparents of Charles Martin Shively, Jr. were Peter Shively (born ca. 1788) and wife Margaret (born ca. 1788).  The ancestors of this family can be located on the census records in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

M. C. Shively and George L. Shively In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

A review of the newspapers from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania produced information regarding the deaths of two brothers, M. C. Shively and George L. Shively, and their wives.  The brothers are listed on the 1870 Tyrone Township, Blair County, PA in the household of their parents, Samuel W and Elizabeth Shively.  Listed in the household also is their grandfather, Daniel Shively.
The Shively surname appears on the Blair County, PA census records beginning in 1870.  Prior to 1870 the same families can be located on the Huntingdon County, PA census records.   It appears that the patriarch of these Shively families was a Daniel Shively born ca. 1798 and his wife Mary (last name unknown) born ca. 1804.  Daniel is found on the 1830 and 1840 Huntingdon County census records.   The 1850 Huntingdon County census is the first census that lists names of the family and children listed include Samuel born ca. 1834, Mary born ca. 1837, Minerva born ca. 1838 and John W. born ca. 1844.    There is an entry in The Herald, Shirleysburg, PA, April 1858 which lists a marriage by Rev. J. B. Crist for Mr. Samuel W Shively to Miss Eliza Sailor, both of Alexandria, PA.  
In 1860 this Samuel Shively is found on the census for Alexandria and living in his household is his father, Daniel Shively (age 62) and his brother John Shively who is listed as age 18. It appears that Mary, the wife of Daniel, may have passed away between 1850 and 1860 as her name does not appear again on later records. Samuel and Eliza have one child, a son named Morris age 1, on this census record.  
 By 1870 the Samuel Shively family has moved to Blair County, PA.  Samuel Shively and family are found in Tyrone Township.  His father, Daniel Shively (age 72) is still living in his household.  John W. Shively, brother to Samuel, appears to have gotten married between 1860 and 1870 as he is listed in the borough of Birmingham (still in Huntingdon County) with wife Nancy and two children; son Henry S and daughter Maria. 
The period between 1870 and 1880 seems to have been a period of many changes for this Shively line. At the time this information is being written Samuel Shively and family could not be located on an 1880 census record.  After the 1870 census record Daniel Shively is no longer found in the census records.  (Note it may be that if Samuel Shively is located in 1880 that Daniel may still be living with him.)    John and Nancy Shively have moved to Blair County, PA, Snyder Township with children Henry, Maria, Sarah S and Robert.
M. C. (Morris) Shively and G. L. (George) Shively , sons of Samuel Shively, appear on the census records in Luzerne County, PA beginning in 1900.  From the newspaper information we learn the following:
The Wilkes-Barre Times, Monday Evening, September 10, 1906, Page 10, Column 3:
According to the will of M. C. Shively, of Grove street, this city, which was admitted to probate on Saturday, his personal property, valued at $2,500, is to be divided among his children.  Among the personal property is the following:  A $1,000 life insurance policy in the Life Insurance Company of Binghamton, N.Y.; a $500 policy of the Knights of Maccaees of Port Huron; a $250 certificate of the national council of the Jr. O.U.A.M. and a funeral benefit in the William J. Byars Council, No. 282, Jr. O.U.A.M. of this city.  The children are Rev. Bernard A. Shively, of Naponee, Neb.; Maurice Charles Shively, Jr.; Misses Alice M. and Eliza Shively, of this city.  Rev. Mr. Shively is named as executor of the estate and guardian of his two sisters, Alice and Mary.
The Wilkes-Barre Times, Wednesday Evening, December 13, 1905, Page 6, Column 5:
Mrs. Kate Shively, wife of M. C. Shively, died at her home, 105 Grove street, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a long illness, her death being hastened by pneumonia, aged 43 years and 8 months.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, Rev. Bernard A., of Shelton, Neb.; Maurice, of Park avenue; Alice and Mary, at home; also by her mother and father, two brothers and three sisters.   Deceased was a faithful and consistent member of the First United Evangelical church, Dana street, being an ardent worker in the Ladies' Aid society and Keystone League of that church.   Services will be held at the home this evening at 7:30, conducted by Rev. S. H. Chubb.  The remains will be taken to Newport, Perry county, to-morrow morning on the 7:15 Pennsylvania train for  interment at that place on Friday.
The Times-Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Friday Evening, March 26, 1915, Page 4, Column 4:
George L. Shively, aged 54, a highly respected resident of this city died at his home, 28 parson Court, yesterday after a year's illness of complications.  He was well known throughout the city and has for years conducted a grocery business near the Armory, on South Main street.  He was always active in church and Sunday school work and was a member of the Dana street Evangelical Church and Dr. Kisler's Sunday school class.  He is survived by two daughters, Ethel and Mary.  His wife proceded in death a year ago.  Funeral services will be held at the home this evening at 7:30 by Rev. J. P. Miller of Dana street Evangelical Church. The body will be taken to Altoona, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for interment.
The Times-Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Monday Evening, November 3, 1913, Page 12, Col 2:
Mrs. Amanda C. Shively, aged 54, of 37 South Main street, died yesterday afternoon at her home.  Death was due to complications.  Surviving her besides her husband, G. L. Shively, are two daughters, Mary and Ethel, her mother, Mrs. Daniel Nall, and the following brothers and sisters:  Daniel Nall of Juaniata, William of Pittsburgh, Grant, David and Frank Nall of Bellwood, Mrs. Anna Krasher of Florida, Mrs. Mollie Gurthrie of Alabama, Mrs. G. A. Grunt of Altoona, Mrs. Webb Nelson of Williamsburg, Pa., and Miss Edith Nall of Bellwood.  Services will be conducted this evening at 7:30, the remains will be taken to Altoona tomorrow for interment.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

1908 Cyclone In Fillmore County, Nebraska And John Howard Shively

Postcard Of 1908 Cyclone
Rose Marie Hulse who lives in Exeter, Nebraska did research in Fillmore County, Nebraska for the Shively researchers.  She found information on John Howard Shively who was a son of James Shively and Susan Williamson of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.  James and Susan are found in West Township on the 1850 and 1860 Huntingdon County, PA census records.  On the 1880 census they are listed in Logan Township, Huntingdon County, PA. 
John H. Shively was married in Fillmore County, Nebraska on 28-February-1892 to Alla Merrill.  Alla was born in Fillmore County and was the daughter of William Merrill and Sarah Mercer.  John and Alla are listed in the Chelesa Pricinct on the 1900 Fillmore County census.  On June 5, 1908 a “cyclone” or tornado hit Fillmore County destroying the home of John and Alla.  Their two young children, Ralph Donald age 5 and Sarah Irene age 9, were killed in the storm.  Miss Lulu Schmidt, age 18, who was employed by the Shively family also expired.  Their story can best be told from the following information that Rose Marie Hulse found.
From the Nebraska Signal, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska Friday June 12, 1908, page 1 is the following account of the storm:
Death in Storm
Cyclonic Wind Kills Two Near Shickley and Three Near Geneva
Only Few People Injured
Some Remarkable Escapes From Death and Injury Reported-Estimated Property
Loss $100,000
Dead Near Shickley
Elijah Arganbright, aged 65 years, Mrs. Elijah Arganbright, aged 60 years
Dead Near Geneva
Miss Lulu Schmidt, aged 18 years, Sarah Irene Shively, aged 9 years, Ralph Donald Shively, aged 5 years
The Injured
Mr. and Mrs. John Shively, parents of Irene and Ralph, very badly
Edward Fussell, cuts, bruises and exposure, recovering
Henry Bohlen, severe bruises and exposure, recovering
            The four members of the John Shively family, Lulu Schmidt and Ed Fussell were in the Shively home on the Mrs. Jane Turner farm three-fourths of a mile due west of the Geneva courthouse.  Henry Bohlen was at his home near Martland.  No other injuries of a serious character were reported in this county.
       Shively Home Destroyed - Three Members of Family Killed, Two in Critical Condition And Another Less Seriously Hurt
At 11:15 last Friday night the ringing of the fire bell aroused the people of Geneva. Word had come that the John H. Shively family, residing on the Mrs. Jane Turner farm three-fourths of a mile due west of the Geneva courthouse, had been killed or injured and their home destroyed in a cyclone.  Many citizens hurried out in every available conveyance and gave every assistance possible.  John Shively and his wife were found badly injured and in a critical condition.  Their nine-year-old daughter Irene was dead and their only other child, five-year-old Ralph, was dying from his injuries.  Miss Lulu Schmidt, employed in the home, was dead.  Ed Fussell, employed on the farm, was seriously injured.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively and Ralph were brought to Geneva to the home of Mrs. Shively’s brother, Orlie Merrill.  Ralph died there Saturday night.  The remains of Miss Schmidt were brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schmidt Sr. of Geneva.  The body of Irene Shively was taken to Nicholas’ undertaking rooms.  Mr. Fussell was brought to the home of O.A. Beals in Geneva.  The funeral of Miss Schmidt took place at 10 a.m. Monday from the Catholic church and her body was interred in the Catholic cemetery.  The funeral of the two Shively children took place at 3 p.m. Monday from the Methodist church and their bodies were laid to rest in the Geneva cemetery.
Geneva people noticed the gathering of ominous storm clouds in the southwest last Friday evening and some sought safety in caves and cellars, but the storm remained too far away to bring serious apprehension to many Geneva people.  Probably no one in Geneva, unless on the west side, heard the roaring storm when it was crushing the buildings on the Turner farm and destroying the Shively family in its progress northward.  Henry Muhlenburg and family live a quarter of a mile west of where Shively’s lived.  About 9 or a little after they sought shelter in a cave.  After the cyclone passed they came out to see what damage had been wrought.  The flashes of lightning did not reveal any buildings where the Shivelys had lived and Mr. Muhlenburg and Irvie Zink, who was employed at Muhlenberg’s, took a lantern and went over to Shively’s to see if anything had gone wrong.  They found everything on the place destroyed and the members of the family probably dead or dying.  Irvie Zink came on to town for help, leaving Mr. Muhlenburg to give what succor he could.
The storm struck about 9:30 as nearly as the time can be calculated.  It was accompanied by a cloudburst that rendered walking well nigh impossible.  The road was strewn with telephone poles and wires and all sorts of wreckage.  One man had the forethought to put a pair of nippers in his buggy and he said he cut twelve telephone wires on his way out.  The water was so high around the Shively place that those not killed by the storm were in danger of drowning since everybody who had been in the house was too much injured to keep out of the water.
The Shivelys had seen the early approach of the storm and had gone into their cave once.  They thought the danger over and returned to the house.  Some members of the family undressed and went to bed.  When the cyclone actually came it found them unprepared.
  (The story continues but for sake of space this tells their involvement with the cyclone. Rose Hulse also sent a second article on the storm from the Nebraska Signal, Friday June 19, 1908.  This article is entitled “Work of Storm – General Review of the Course of the June 5 Cyclonic Wind”.)
   John and Alla did have one more child, Welcome Shively, who was born ca. 1911.  Welcome married Maurice McAvoy.

         Additional information on John Shively is found in his obituary taken rom a Geneva, Nebraska local paper dated Thursday May 3, 1962:
Last Rites for John H. Shively Held Friday
John Howard Shively, son of James and Susan Shively, was born at Petersburg, Pa., August 30, 1866.  He was the twelfth child of 13 children in the family.  He passed away April 24, 1962, at Kearney, Neb., at the age of 95 years, 7 months, and 24 days.  John resided in Pennsylvania until he was 20 years of age.  In 1886 he came west to work.  He arrived in Fairmont in April and secured a job as a farm hand on a farm north of Geneva, working for Jeptha Mosier.  February 28, 1892 he was united in marriage to Alla Rae Merrill.  To this union were born three children, Irene, Ralph and Welcome.  Irene and Ralph died at an early age when a cyclone destroyed the family home west of Geneva.  He resided in the Geneva community 60 years.  During most of his residency in Geneva he worked as a carpenter.  He continued to be active at his trade many years after the normal age of retirement.  In 1936 he became sexton at the Geneva cemetery, which position he held until June, 1942.  In 1950 he and Mrs. Shively moved to Franklin, Neb., to be near their daughter, Mrs. Maurice (Welcome) McAvoy, and family.  He made frequent trips to Geneva to visit relatives and friends of many years standing.  Mrs. Shively passed away October 28, 1953.  He continued to make his home in Franklin with his daughter.  In 1959 he suffered a stroke and he had been in poor health the past three years.  He is survived by his daughter, Welcome McAvoy of Lincoln; one grandchild, Francis Lee McAvoy of Lincoln; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Scott McAvoy, a number of nieces, nephews and friends.  He was baptized and became a member of the German Reformed church at Petersburg when a young man.  Funeral services were held Friday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Kritner-Farmer Funeral Home in Geneva, with Rev. Alden B. Sears of the First Methodist church of Geneva officiating…….Interment was in the Geneva cemetery.

Geneva, Nebraska local paper dated Thursday November 65, 1953
Mrs. J. Shively Native Genevan Dies at Franklin
Alla Rae Merrill, daughter of William and Sarah Merrill, was born at Geneva, Neb., February 11, 1875.  She was the fifth child of seven children in the family.  She passed away October 28, 1953, at Franklin, Neb., at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 17 days. She resided in the Geneva community from birth until 1950.  The last three and one half years she has lived at Franklin, to be near her daughter, Welcome McAvoy. She was baptized in the Methodist church at Geneva, Neb., June 3, 1894 , and remained a member during her life. She took an active part in church work until her physical condition prevented her from leaving home. She was  united in marriage to John H. Shively, February 28, 1892.  To this union three children were born, Irene, Ralph and Welcome.  The first two children died at an early age when a cyclone destroyed the family home west of Geneva.  Welcome, Mrs. Maurice McAvoy, resides at Franklin, Neb. Mrs. Shively is survived by her husband, John H. Shively; a daughter, Welcome McAvoy of Franklin; a brother, William J. Merrill of Geneva; two sisters, Nora Wyatt of Austin, Tex., and Bertha Eaton of Corpus Christi, Tex.; one grandchild, Francis Lee McAvoy of Franklin; a number of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  Services were held at the Kritner-Ashby Funeral Home in Geneva, at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, October 30. Dr. F. E. Pfoutz, minister of the Methodist church gave the tribute….Interment was in the Geneva Cemetery.