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, April 13, 2012

Charles Stacey Shively And Wife, Lou Anna Rivers, From Miami County, IN To Huntingdon County, PA

Charles Stacey Shively was born in Miami County, IN on 25-May-1875, a son of Daniel P. Shively and Harriet Little.  He passed away on 15-September-1958  in Hutingdon County, PA. He was married to Lou Anna Rivers on  17-April-1904. Lou Anna Rivers Shively was born 14-May-1880 in Russiaville, IN and died at the age of 112 on 7-June-1992.
Charles S. Shively was the son of Daniel P. Shively (1841-1900) and Harriet Little. Daniel P. a was the son of Daniel Shively Jr (1800-1863) and Catherine Bowman. Daniel Jr was the son of Daniel L. Shively (1773-1818) and Susannah Ulrich. Daniel L. Shively was the son of Christian Shively who was the son of Ulrich Shively who was the son of Christian Shively who was the son of Durs Shively.
Charles Shively is listed with his parents on the 1880 Miami County, IN, Pipe Creek Township census.  He is found on the 1900 Marion County, IN, Warren Township census, 1910 Denver County, CO, City of Denver, census, 1920 Los Angeles County, CA, San Jose Township, LaVerne City, census and 1930 Huntingdon County, PA, Huntingdon Borough census.
The following newspaper obituaries give more history on the lives of Charles S. Shively and Lou Anna Rivers Shively:
The Daily News, Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA., Tuesday, September 16, 1958, Page 1, Column 2:
Expires At 83
(Picture Of Dr  Charles S. Shively)

Retired Professor At Juniata Dies
Dr. Charles S. Shively of 1722 Washington Street, Huntingdon, former head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics of Juniata College, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Monday, September 15, 1958, at his late home.  He had been in failing health for the past three weeks.  He was 83.
He joined the faculty of Juniata College in 1920 as head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics.  Dr. Shively left his post at the Huntingdon College in 1942 and taught at Franklin and Marshall College, Rutgers University and Massachusetts State College and then returned to Juniata in 1945.
The well known instructor retired in 1950 and had been residing in Huntingdon since that time.
He was born May 25, 1875, at Peru, Ind., a son of Daniel P. and Harriet (Little) Shively.  He was united in marriage to Anna Rivers on April 17, 1904, at Kokomo,  Ind.
His wife survives along with one son, Dr. Arthur W. Shively of Lancaster and one daughter Mrs. Herman (Ethyl) Bookwalter of Shippensburg.  There are three grandsons and one granddaughter.  Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. David Cripe of Peru, Ind.  Three brothers preceded him in death.
Dr. Shively was a member of the Stone Church of the Brethren.  He was a charter member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, a member of the Mathematical Association of America, and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 
In 1907 Dr. Shively received his B. A. degree from McPherson College at McPherson, Kan.  He received his M. A. degree in 1910 from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo.  In 1919 he received his Ph. D., from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo.  He also did graduate work at the University of Chicago in 1920 and 1925. Dr. Shively studied at European universities from 1929 until 1930.
For a period of time he was the principal of the high school at Nead, Ind., and then served as the principal of the high school at Grenada, Colo.
He was the supervisor of schools and the supervising teacher on the island of Guimeras located in the Philippine Islands.
Later he was the instructor of mathematics at South Denver High School at Denver, Colo.  He then accepted a post as professor of mathematics at LaVerne College, LaVerne, Calif.  He later joined the faculty at Juniata.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18, from Brown’s in Huntingdon.  The Rev. John C. Middlekauff, pastor of the Stone Church of the Brethren, and Dr. Calvert N. Ellis, president of Juniata College, will officiate.  Interment will be made in the Riverview Mausoleum, Huntingdon.  Friends will be received at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.
It is requested that flowers be omitted at the funeral.  Any contributions that would ordinarily be given as floral tributes may be given to the Huntingdon County Heart Association.    

The Daily News, Huntingdon, Saxton, Mount Union, Orbisonia, Pa., Tuesday, June 9, 1992, Page 2, Colums 1-2:
Mrs. Anna (Rivers) Shively
Former Huntingdon resident, was 112
A former Huntingdon resident and one of the oldest persons in Pennsylvania, Lou Anna (Rivers) Shively, 112, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 1992, at the Brethren Village at Neffsville,, Lancaster County, where she had resided.
Born May 14, 1880, in Russiaville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late James A. and Josephine (Bell) Rivers.  On April 17, 1904, at Kokomo, Ind., she married Dr. Charles Stacey Shively, a member of the faculty at Juniata College from 1920-42 and 1945-50 and former head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics there.  Dr. Shively died Sept. 15, 1958.
The Shivelys had lived for many years along Cold Springs Road and then at 1722 Washington St., Huntingdon.
Surviving are two children:  Dr. Arthur W. Shively of Lancaster and Mrs. Herman M. (Ethyl) Brookwalter, Shippensburg; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers.
Mrs. Shively was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Shippensburg.
Mrs. Shively, shortly after her marriage, moved to the island of Guimeras, the Philippins, where she taught in one of the newly established English language schools and Dr. Shively served as supervisor of schools.  After returning to the United States in 1906, they lived in Kansas, Colorado and California, before moving to Huntingdon in September 1920, when Dr. Shively joined the faculty of Juniata College.  In addition to his work at the college, they continued to travel widely.  One year, 1929-30, was spent traveling in Europe.
During the 48 years she lived in Huntingdon, Mrs. Shively was active in numerous groups at the college and in the community, especially the Women’s League of Juniata College.  Always busy, she was one of founding members of the former Reed Club and was also widely known as a gardener—raising vegetables, flowers and fruits—herbalist, ceramics artist and avid bird watcher/naturalist.  For many years, too, she fired ceramics for Juniata art students.  She is remembered by many persons as one who was quick to extend a helping hand to others--even in her later years.
After moving to Shippensburg to live with her daughter in 1968, Mrs. Shively maintained a lively correspondence with her many friends in the Huntingdon area until failing health forced her to stop.  She also lived in Sebring, Fla., for three years before movning to the Neffsville Brethren Village 15 years ago.
At age 104, Mrs. Shively won two first place awards in a cooking contest sponsored by the Food Service Department at the Village and she was also a “poster girl” for a statewide campaign urging senior citizens to vote.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the John B. Brown Funeral Home, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Alan E. Miller officiating.  Entombment will be in Riverview Mausoleum, Huntingdon.
Friends may call at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service on Thursday 


  1. Thank you for this! My Grandmother was Charles brother's daughter.

  2. Larry I just found old pictures of Charles, Anna, and one of their son. I am looking for your email address to send them to. I know you gave it to me before.