The early newspapers in Stark County, Ohio have many articles relating to the surname Shively. Frederick Shively was born about 1798 and died in Stark County on 29-Oct-1883. He was married to Elizabeth Ream on 3-Sep-1828. Frederick was the son of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer. The parents of Conrad Shively were John Shively (born 24-Jul-1748, later carried away by Indians) and Eve Shively.
The death of Frederick Shively was recorded in The Canton Daily Repository, Canton, Ohio, Monday evening, 29-Oct-1883, Page 1, Column 6:
Mr. Frederick Schively Died After A Few Minutes Sickness
About noon to-day the startling news that Mr. Frederick Shively, of No. 294 South Market street, had dropped dead was current on the street. A Repository reporter repaired to Mr. Joseph Shively (his son’s) residence, No. 66 East Tuscarawas street, to learn the truth of the rumor, and there, lying cold in death, was the corpse of the well and favorably known citizen. He had been up town this morning, and while walking on Seventh street suddenly fell to the pavement. A passer-by helped the old gentleman up and with difficulty he walked to his son’s residence, and was met by Mrs. Joseph Shively and helped up stairs, this being about 11:15 o’clock. He sat in a chair for a few moments and then laid down on a bed, saying he was not feeling well.
Dr. Johnson was sent for, but before he arrived he died. The doctor attributed the sudden demise to paralysis of the heart.
Mr. Shively has been a resident of this city for a great many years and is known by nearly every one, and stood high in the estimation of all who knew him. He leaves five children to mourn his loss. The children all well advanced in years. Mr. Shively was nearly eighty years of age.
Frederick is listed on the 1850 Stark County, Ohio, Nimishillen Township census . In the household are Fred Shively age 42 a shoemaker, wife Elizabeth age 38, son Seraphin age 13, son Josiah (also listed as Joseph in the records) age 10, son Ed age 5, and daughter Ellenora age 2.
The obituary for Seraphin Shively was found in The Evening Repository, Monday, August 8, 1892, Page 4, Column 2:
An Aged Citizen Dead
Seraphine Shively Dies At His Home On Jackson Street This Morning – His
Family In Goshen, Ind. And The Time Of The Funeral Not Decided Upon
Mr. Seraphin Shively, aged about 60, an old resident of Canton, died at his home, No. 8 Jackson street, at 10:30 o’clock this morning from neuralgia of the stomach. Mr. Shively is well known in this city and his many friends will learn with regret of his demise. His family, excepting his daughter Carrie, are in Goshen, Ind., and until their arrival the time of holding the funeral cannot be decided upon. He was a man of generous heart and had gained for himself hosts of friends. To them and his family this will be a sad blow.
The obituary for Josiah Shively was found in The Repository, Wednesday, December 6, 1911, Page 16, Column 4:
Josiah Shively Is Dead At 71 Years
Josiah Shively, 71, died Tuesday night at his home, 219 Hazlette avenue. Bronchial asthma caused his death. Mr. Shively had lived in Canton since early youth, coming here from Louisville.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. George Sweatt, 721 Fulton street, and Mrs. Ed T. Johnson, 1025 West Fourth street, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services, which will be private, will be held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Westlawn cemetery.
Seraphin Shively was married to Francis F. Cunningham. Her obituary is recorded in The Evening Repository, Wednesday, February 11, 1908, Page 1, Column 6:
Death Of Mrs. Shively From Paralysis – Former Teacher In Public Schools
Mrs. Francis F. Shively, relict of Seraphim Shively died at 5 o’clock, Wednesday morning at her home, 532 South McKinley avenue from paralysis, her father, Thomas Cunningham, was one of the principal builders and contractors many years ago. Her mother, Mrs. Cunningham, died at Mrs. Shively’s home a few years ago, the oldest person in Canton then. Mrs. Shively for more than 12 years, was a teacher in the public schools and was popular and efficient, in that capacity. In 1865 she was married to Seraphim Shively who died in 1892. Mrs. Shively had four children, Nora C., Caroline E., Fred and Thomas C. Shively, who are living with their mother, the two daughters being school teachers in the city. When Mrs. Shively was 15 years old she joined the First Baptist church and had at all times been active in Christian work. One sister, C. B. Campbell, of this city, and Oliver and Henry Cunningham of Indiana, survive.
The children of Seraphin and Frances Shively remained in the Stark County, Ohio area. The dates of their deaths are recorded as: Nora C. Shively died 22-June-1940 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio; Caroline E. Shively died 4-May-1952 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery; Fred M Shively died 25-March-1921 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery; and Thomas C. Shively died 24-June-1947 with burial in Westlawn Cemetery.