|Anna C. Shively|
This 1912 post card was postmarked in Springfield, Missouri. From the Lawton Constitution-Democrat, Lawton, OK, Thursday, October 8, 1908, Page 11, Column 3: Woman Preacher Doing Good Work
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Rev. Anna C. Shively
The Holy Ghost Evangelist
The above is the likeness of the woman evangelist now at the Methodist Protestant Church holding revival meetings. Mrs. Anna C. Shively is a woman of wide experience in bringing souls to Christ.
She was born in Southeastern Ohio and came to Kansas in 1889 and was licensed to preach in 1897 and ordained in 1904. She is now a member of the North Illinois conference of the Methodist Protestant Church and was appointed by that body as "Evangelist at large". About half of her work as a minister began in the evangelistic field and she is by no means a beginner in the work. She has also served some of the strongest churches of her denomination in Kansas and Illinois.
She was pastor of a very aristocratic church in Chapia, Illinois and it was there a long protest that she persuaded her people that it was best for her to go into the evangelistic field.
Extracted from the Iola Daily Register, Wednesday, September 6, 1905, Page 7, Columns 1-2:
The Methodist Protestant Conference Opened at LaHarpe Last Night
Hundred Ministers Expected
.....The Ottawa Republic has the following to say of Rev. Anna C. Shively, who is attending the convention:
Rev. Anna C. Shively, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church for four years, left today for the conference at LaHarpe, where it is expected that she will be assigned to a more important field.
In her honor all of the North Ottawa churches united in a union service at her church Sunday evening. Over 400 persons were present. Mrs. Shively preached from "The Divine Call", and in the course of her remarks, by special request told of the manner in which she was called to ministry.
Mrs. Shively's ministerial work here has been one of record-breaking results. When she came here four years ago the church had a membership of seven; it now affords over 100. In all its affairs, temporal as well as spiritual, conditions are now very satisfactory. Under Mrs. Shively's efforts a large debt has been paid off and in addition the church buildings and the parsonage have been extensively repaired.
Mrs. Shively has not confined her efforts for humanity exclusively to her denominational charge; she has been an active co-worker with all who are engaged in reform and charitable effort. She has been especially of great help to the W.C.T.U. She has many warm friends throughout the city.
Anna C. Shively is found on the 1900 Linn County, Kansas, Sheridan Township, Prescott City census. Listed in the household are David W. Shively born July 1859, wife Anna C. born April 1856, stepdaughter Myrtle Baker born April 1882 and William L. Baker born April 1887.
Rev. Ann Shively is listed on the 1905 Franklin County, Kansas state census. Listed in her household is William Baker.
By 1910 Anna C. Shively has moved to Illinois. On the 1910 census she is listed as a widow and occupation of Pastor of a church. She is listed on the 1910 Hancock County, Illinois, Rock Creek Township, Ferris Village census.
David W. Shively is located on the 1880 Daviess County, IN, VanBuren Township, census. He is enumerated in the household of Andrew J Smiley and is listed as a farm laborer.
David W. Shively is located in the household of his parents on the 1870 Daviess County, IN, VanBuren Township census. Listed are Henry S Shively age 23(but should be 33), wife Mary age 23 (but should be 33), David W age 11, Willet age 9, Mary age 8, Jane age 4 and Henry B age 74.
On the 1860 Daviess County, IN census David W age 1 is listed with his parents Henry age 23 and Mary age 22.
The father and grandfather of David W. Shively are found on the 1850 Daviess County, IN census. In this household are Henry Shively age 51(grandfather of David), Mary age 49, Susan age 27, John age 21, William age 17 and Henry age 14(father of David). From documented research it is known that Henry S. Shively, son of the Reverend Henry B. and Mary Hunter Shively, was born 4 September 1836 in Orange County, IN. He married Mary Herron on 29 August 1858 in Daviess County, IN. Henry B. Shively was the son of Henry Shively and Mary Banta and was born 1 January 1799 in Shelby County, KY
The death certificate for Anna C Rhodes Baker Shively Shaw was located in the Missouri records. She died in Greene County, Missouri on 16 October 1937. She was born 25 April 1857. Her parents are W. W. Rhodes born in the District of Columbia and Cynthia Morris born in Ohio. The informant for the death certificate was Mrs. Myrtle Parkhurst (Myrtle Baker).
It has been suggested but not verified that Anna C Rhodes married 1st Gameliel Baker in 1875 in Noble County, Ohio. It is has not be located where Anna C. married 2nd David W. Shively. Her 3rd marriage to a Mr. Shaw has not been located.
Anna C. Shaw is located on the 1930 Greene County, Missouri, city of Springfield, census. She is listed as being 73, a widow, married at age 19. This age of marriage agrees with the marriage date in Noble County, Ohio.