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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

James Henry Shively And Wife, Anna Frazier, In Clearfield County, PA

The newspapers in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania contain information regarding the family of James Henry Shively and wife, Anna Frazier.  James Henry Shively was born ca. 1855 in Huntingdon County, PA and died on 1-Oct-1925 in Clearfield County, PA.  He was the son of James C. Shively and Susannah Williamson.  
James Henry Shively and Anna Frazier were parents of at least the following children:  John William born 2-Apr-1880 died 18-May-1960; Mack William born 8-Oct-1883 died 12-Feb-1971; Mae E. born 25-Mar-1885 died 6-Jun-1974; Ada Laura Shively Peters born 21-Sep-1886 died 17-Dec-1955; Jane R. Shively Given born 5-Apr-1888 died Mar-1967; Clara Shively Wingate born 16-Sep-1889 died 13-Sep-1978; Frank Eugene born 21-Mar-1891died 16-Jul-1957; Pearl Anna Shively Bailor born 12-Sep-1892 died 18-May-1972; James R. born Nov 1894; and Glenna A. Shively Thurstin born 16-Feb-1898 died 19-Feb-1969.  Obituaries were located in the Clearfield County newspapers except for Jane Given and James R. Shively.
Located in The Clearfield Progress, Saturday Evening, October 3, 1925, Page 8, Column 2 was the following obituary for Henry Shively:   Henry Schively, a resident of the Naulton section, died on Thursday evening, after a short illness of pneumonia, aged about 69 years.  Deceased was born and reared at or near Shaver's creek in Huntingdon county.  He removed from that section to this neighborhood with the family a good many years ago.  Last spring he passed through a most serious illness, and was just recovering nicely when stricken last Sunday with pneumonia.  He is survived by his widow and a large family of sons and daughters.
Located in The Clearfield Progress, Friday Evening, January 8, 1937, Page 14, Columns 5-6: Mrs. J.H. (Annie) Shively died Thursday, December 31, 1936, at her home in Naulton.  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 2, 1937, Rev. Edwin H. Witman, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating.  Interment was made in Oak Hill Cemetery.  A loyal and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 26 years, her passing is mourned by a host of friends and relatives in Curwensville and vicinity.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. D. F. Breon of Rockford, Ill.; one brother, John Frazier of Winnebago, Ill., and 10 children as follows: Miss Mae F. Shively, John Shively, Mrs. E. J. Peters, Mrs. William Bailor and Mrs. H. C. Thurstin, all of Curwensville;  W. Mack Shively of Ebensburg;  Mrs. J. R. Given of Uniontown, Pa., and James Shively of Minot, N.D.  She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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  1. My husband's mother Ruby Owens (Shively) came from Curwinsville, PA. This is all we know at this point but would like to research further. Email me at

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