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, July 20, 2012

William Harrison Shively, Son Of Daniel P. Shively And Harriet Little

Daniel P. Shively was the son of Daniel Shively and Catherine Bowman.  Daniel P. Shively was born on 24-November-1841 in Montgomery County, Ohio and died on 22-July-1900 in Miami County, Indiana.  He was married in January-1864 to Harriet Little.  Harriet was born in 1847 and died 10-January-1923.  Children of Daniel P. Shively and Harriet Little included:   William Harrison 1866-1930 or 1933; Anthony Leroy 1869-1946; Charles Stacey 1875-1958; Edna May 1881-1963 and Thomas Albert Shively 1883-1953.
Daniel P. Shively was a minister in the Dunkard church.  A newspaper obituary was located in the Logansport Daily-Pharos, Tuesday, July 24, 1900, Page 8, Column 1: Rev. Daniel Shively of Pipe Creek township, one of the best known Dunkard ministers in this section of the state, died Sunday afternoon after a two weeks siege of neuralgia of the heart. He leaves a family.  The funeral will be held tomorrow.
A son of Daniel Shively and Harriet Little, William Harrison Shively was born on 2-April-1866 in Miami County, Indiana and died 27-May-1930 or 1933 buried Coolidge Cemetery, Hamilton County, Kansas.   He married Olive Wealthy Chronister, daughter of John Chronister and Drucilla Shawman, on 22-February-1888.  Olive was born in Dec-1865, died in 1922, buried Coolidge Cemetery, Hamilton County, Kansas.   Children of William and Olive included:  daughter Georgia born 11-Dec-1890 or 1891 died January-1969 married Mr. Shanstrom; son Charles Daniel born 14-Jan-1894 or 1895 died 14-May-1977 buried Coolidge Cemetery; daughter Edna L born 17-Jan-1897 died 22-Jan-1974 married Clifford Kindler; daughter Harriet Elizabeth  born 30-April-1899 died 25-March-1911 buried Coolidge Cemetery; son Paul Harold born 20-June-1901 died 31-Jan-1968 buried Coolidge Cemetery;  son Homer Wayne born ca 1909.
William Shively and Olive are listed on the 1900 Hamilton County, Kansas, Coolidge City census.  Olive lists that she had 4 children and 4 children are living. William H Shively and wife Olive are listed on the 1910 Hamilton County, Kansas, Coolidge City census.  The family has grown from 4 children to 6 children.  By 1920 William H Shively and wife Olive had moved to Prowers County, Colorado, Town of Holly.   Listed in the household are daughter Georgia E, age 29, a nurse in a hospital; son Charley D, age 25, a clerk in a bank; daughter Enda L, age 22, a teacher in a grade school; son Paul H, age 18, a laborer on the home farm and Wayne H, age 11, no occupation. 


  1. Thank you so much for this Larry! Now I know about two of Anthony Leroy Shively's siblings thanks to you. As a bit of a side story, William Harrison Shively's mother, as you pointed out, is Harriet Little. If you follow her back, Harriet Little's mother is Emeline Reed. And Emeline Reed's brother's name was William Harrison Reed. Therefore William Harrison Shively may have been named after a great uncle on his mother's side.

  2. My paternal grandmother was Edna Lorraine Shively and my father Donal Kindler) grew up in Holly, CO and we lived there until I was 5. I knew Georga (correct spelling) Shively Shanstrom very well. She went to live with my grandmother (Edna) after she retired as Hospital Administrator in Brush, CO; Charlie was the postmaster in Holly, CO well past the normal retirement age; Paul also lived in Holly until his death. He did woodworking; I only knew Wayne Shively by name and he and his family lived in Wakeeny, KS. Don't know whether this information is of any use or interest to you.? Diane Schouten Jan22, 2014

  3. Diane, Thank you for your comments. I do believe this information is very interesting and I thank you for sharing with the Shively researchers….Larry