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.

Friday, March 23, 2012

William Lincoln Shively And Wife, Flora Alice Mulkin, Of McKean County, Pennsylvania

W. L. Shively, April 1902
The invoice to the left, Rew, Pa., dated April 3, 1902, was issued by W. L. Shively & Co, General Blacksmithing. Charges to Jas. Meehan, Rew, Pa., included two new shoes for $0.80 on March 26, six shoes set for $1.20 on March 27, and four links for $0.40 on March 28.  
On the 1910 McKean County, Eldred Burough, Pennsylvania census is recorded William Shively, age 44, listed with an occupation of "livery barn".  
William Lincoln Shively was born 13-Aug-1864 in Clarion County, PA and died 1-Jan-1940 in Eldred, McKean County, PA.  He was married to Flora Alice Mulkin on 28-Jun-1893 in McKean County, PA.  Alice was born on 3-Dec-1874, died 20-Nov-1949. They were the parents of twelve children: Ethel May born 1894, Howard born 1895, George Rufus born 1897, Ruth Marie born 1899, Gordon Leroy born 1900, William L. Jr born 1901, Neil Wellington born 1905, Theodore Russell born 1907, Charles Benjamin born 1908, Kenneth born 1910, Everett Duane born 1912, and Esther Jeanett born 1914.  

Newspaper obituaries were located in McKean County, PA for William Lincoln Shively and Flora Alice Mulkin Shively:  The Era, Bradford, PA., Tuesday, January 2, 1940, Page 3, Column 3:
Man, 74, Dies Near Eldred
William Shively Expires Suddenly Yesterday; Funeral Wednesday
Eldred, Jan. 1 (Special)—William Shively, Sr., 74, resident of Eldred and vicinity 30 years, died unexpectedly today at 4:15 a.m. at his home on the Prentissvale road.
He had been in failing health almost five years. Two weeks ago he returned from Buffalo, where he had received medical treatment. Yesterday Mr. Shively had appeared in his usual health.
A native of Jassuth, Pa., he was born August 13, 1865, the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. George Shively.
Mr. Shively at one time was proprietor of a livery barn here.
He married Miss Flora Mulkins June 28, 1893, in the house where he died.  Well-known throughout Eldred township, Mr. Shively had numerous friends and was highly respected.
Survivors include 10 children; a daughter, Miss Jeanette Shively of Warren, and nine sons, Howard of Westfall, Mich.; George, of Portville, N.Y.;  Gordon and William of Detroit; Neil, of California; Theodore, of Salamanca; Charles, of Bradford; and Kenneth and Duane, of Eldred township. Nine grandchildren also survive.
The body was removed to the Marsh funeral home, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. L. H. Morton, pastor of the United Brethren church of Rixford, will officiate.  Interment will be in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery, Eldred.

The Era, Bradford, PA., Wednesday, November 23, 1949, Page 5, Column 1:
Mrs. Flora A. Shively Rites Set For Today
Eldred—Funeral services for Mrs. Flora A. Shively, 74, Eldred township, who died at her home Sunday evening, will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from a local funeral home.  The Rev. Margaret Holmes will officiate.
Mrs. Shively, the former, Flora Mulkin, was born Dec. 3, 1874 at Stratonsville, Pa.  She was married to the late William Shively, June 28, 1893, at Eldred.
Burial will be at Oak Hill cemetery, Eldred.

The lineage of William Lincoln Shively is recorded in the Descendants of Christian Shively Of Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co. and Later York Twp., York Co., Penna, by Arthur G. Black, Esq., Kansas City, Missouri, 1941.  William Shively was the son of George Washington Shively (1825-1901) and Sarah Mong (1829-1917).  George Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1779-1860) and 2nd wife Mary Steese (1796-1871).  Christian Shively(born 1779) was the son of Christian Shively (1751-1842) and Sophia Catherine Smith (1752-1821).  

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