Sometime between 1910 and 1920 Luther C. Shively moved from Henry County, Indiana to Hemet, Riverside County, California. Located in The Riverside Daily Press, Riverside, California, Monday Evening, July 25, 1932, Page 8, Column 6:
Has 75 Tons 'Cots He Will Give Needy
(Special Correspondence) HEMET, July 24 -- L. C. Shively, Hemet apricot grower, has about 75 tons of 'cots at his ranch at the southwest corner of State street and Johnston avenue which he will give away to needy people of the valley. Those wishing the apricots should bring their boxes or other containers to the ranch and pick what fruit they want, hauling them away themselves.
Mr. Shively had been drying his big crop, but decided that he was losing money on the deal and has since been giving his fruit to all worthy people who will pick them and haul them away.
Luther Shively is living with his parents in Henry County, Indiana in 1880. Listed on the census in Prairie Township are John age 53 stock dealer, Mary age 51 keeping house, daughter Lina age 25, son Philip age 23, son William J age 22, son Frank age 20, son Charles age 18, daughter Millie age 16, son Luther age 14 and son Salem age 12.
Approximately 1897 Luther Shively married Lillian Byrikit. Luther and Lillian are listed on the 1900 and 1910 Henry County, Indiana census records. Lillian's mother, Charlotte Byrkit, is living in their household in 1910.
By 1920 Luther and Lillian Shively had moved to Hemet in Riverside County, California. Lillian Shively passed away in 1928. From the Riverside Daily Press, Riverside, California, Friday Evening, September 28, 1928, Page 13, Column 5:
Funeral Lillian B. Shively
Funeral services are to be held this afternoon at the Roulston & Harford funeral home for the late Mrs. Lillian B. Shively who passed away Wednesday after an extended illness. Rev. WIlliam I. Newman of Pilgrim Congregational church will officiate at the service and music will be by members of the choir of that church. Interment will be made in the Valley cemetery, pallbearers being John L. Woolry, Charles Grainger, L. E. Brockman, H. Cooper, B. F. Trapp and Fred Garbani.
Mrs. Shively was 60 years old and had been a resident of Hemet for the past decade. She is survived by her husband, L. C. Shively. The deceased had been seriously ill for some time and had undergone two major operations in the past six months, the second one about six weeks ago, and when she was brought home two weeks ago from the Riverside Community hospital but little hope was held for her recovery. Mrs. Shively had a large circle of sincere friends who will miss her very much indeed.
Located in The Riverside Daily Press, Friday Evening, January 18, 1929, Page 11, Column 1:
Vital Statistics - Intention To Wed
Luther C. Shively 63, Hemet and Emma Aden 53, Champaign, Illinois
On the 1930 Riverside County, California census in Hemet is the listing for Luther C Shively age 64, Farmer-fruit ranch and wife Emma age 54.
The marriage for Luther Shively and Emma Aden was the second for each. From the Riverside Daily Press, Saturday Evening, November 29, 1913, Page 1, Column 6:
Worry Over Husband Drives Woman Insane
Sad Case Comes to the Attention of the Court This Morning --Mrs. Aden of Hemet the Victim--Committed to Patton
Worry over the serious illness of her husband and completely exhausted in caring for him during his present illness, was too much for Mrs. Emma Aden, of Hemet, and this morning she was committed to Patton in a serious condition.
Mrs. Aden is a young woman of 35 years, while her husband is 65. For some time past he has been suffering from gangrene, and the announcement that his case would prove fatal was too much for the patient and loving companion, and she broke down, becoming violent.
She was removed to the county hospital, where it was believed good care and kind treatment would improve her mental condition. Yesterday, however, it was decided that Patton would be the better place for her, and this morning Doctors Martin and Van Zwalenburg conducted an examination and on their testimony the court committed her to Patton. It is believed in time she will recover her mind. The husband, it is said, has but a few days to live so serious in his condition.
The death of Emma Aden's husband, Mimke Aden, is recorded in the Riverside Enterprise, Wednesday, December 17, 1913, Page 2, Columns 4-5:
Death Of Resident
Mimke Aden, for the past three years a resident of Hemet, died at his home on Carmalita street Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock. The cause of his death was arteriosclerosis with gangrene as a contributing cause. He had been ill for more than a month and his life had been despaired of for some time.
The deceased retired three years ago from active life and came to Hemet to live. Last summer he was compelled to undergo and operation on one limb from which he never entirely recovered. He is survived by a wife and ten children.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon in the First Methodist church and Rev. Harkness conducted the services. After the funeral services the body was removed to the undertaking parlors of Owen & Turner, where it remained until Tuesday morning, when it was taken to Garrison, Neb., the former home of the deceased.
From the California death records it is listed that Luther C. Shively was born 25-September-1865 and died 4-September-1948.