The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Valley Sentinel, Wednesday, January 31, 1917, Page 8, Columns 5-6:
After a short illness with pneumonia, which followed an attack of measles, death Sunday night, at 10:30, claimed Henry Shively, aged 35, a well-known resident of Friendship, on the West Side.
The deceased was born near Lynx P.O., Adams county. He was married in Adams county about fifteen years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Shively moved to Friendship about ten years ago.
Mr. Shively had been living on a farm with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Shively. He worked for his father since locating in Friendship.
Mr. Shively is survived by his parents, his wife and five children, Paul, Adam, Stanley, Franklin and a baby son. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: George and Edward, of Portsmouth, Mrs. Jane Ayers, Mrs. Mollie Rodgers, Mrs. Mae Rodgers, of Adams county, Mrs. Ella Thornton, of West Union, Clark of Pond Run, and William of Strouts P.O., near Rome, Adams county.
The funeral was held from the Friendship M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. Davidson in charge. Interment at Friendship.
The Ohio death certificate for Henry A Shiveley records that he was born on 7-Apr-1882 and died on 28-Jan-1917 in Scioto County, Ohio. His parents are listed as William Shiveley and Nancy Easter. He was buried in the Friendship Cemetery, Nile Township, Scioto County, Ohio. It is believed that the wife of Henry A Shively(Shiveley) was Luella "Ella" Wolf, daughter of Adam Wolf, from Adams County, Ohio.
After the death of Henry Shively in 1917 his widow and children are located on the 1920 Scioto County, Ohio, Upper Nile Township census in the household of his parents. Listed in this household are M WIlliam Shively age 79, wife E Nancy age 79, daughter in law Luella age 36, granddaughter R Irine age 16, grandson A William age 14, grandson P Chester age 12, grandson F Stanley age 8, grandson F Henry age 6, and another grandson age 4. On the 1910 Scioto County, Ohio, Upper Nile Township census is the household of Henry Shively. Listed in the household are Henry Shively age 27, wife Ella age 26, daughter Irene age 6, son Adam age 4, son Paul age 2, daughter Mary age 1 and adopted son Volney Rigley age 15. In 1900 Henry A Shively, age 17, is not married and listed in Adams County, Ohio with his parents.
Extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, December 26, 1925, Page 11, Column 5 is the newspaper obituary for William Shively, father of Henry A Shively:
William Shively, 85, a pioneer resident of Adams county died Thursday at his home in Rome, his death being due to gangrene. He is survived by one son, Edward, of this city and numerous relatives at Friendship, West Side. Burial took place Saturday afternoon in the Friendship cemetery.
The Ohio death certificate for Willam Marion Shiveley records that he was born on 9-Oct-1840 and died 24-Dec-1925 in Adams County, Ohio. His parents are listed was Jacob Shively and Ellen Hornback.
Extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, May 30, 1923, Page 9, Column 7:
Mrs. Nancy Shively
Mrs. Nancy Elenaor Shively, aged 84, wife of Rev. William N. Shively, retired minister, passed away at her home at Friendship at nine-fifteen last night as the result of six months of complications.
In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children: George W. and Charles E. of Portsmouth; Mrs. Alice Jane Copas of Manchester, Mrs. Ella Thornton of West Union; Mrs. Molly Rogers of Rome, Mrs. Mae Rogers of Jacktown and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Dry Run.
Funeral services will be held at two P.M. Friday at the Friendship church with Rev. Anderson in charge. Interment in the Friendship cemetery.
The Portsmouth Daily TImes, Saturday, June 2, 1923, Page 9, Column 8:
Mrs. Nancy Eleanor Easter Shively
Mrs. Nancy Eleanor Easter SHively was born April 7, 1840, died May 29, 1923, aged 83 years, one month, and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Rev. William M. Shively, January 14, 1862. To this union was born eleven children, six sons and five daughters, four sons having preceded her in death. She leaves one brother, five daughters, and two sons, 84 grand children and 61 great-grand-children, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death. She united with the M. P. church at the age of 17 years and was happily converted and lived a devoted Christian life until death. She was an indulgent mother, benevolent and kind to all with whom she associated. She was gone to her reward.
The Ohio death certificate for Nancy Elanore Shively lists her parents as John Easter and Elanor Davidson.