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, August 31, 2012

Edward Eugene Shively And Wife, Mary C. Hanna, Huntingdon County, PA And Seneca County, OH

Edward Eugene Shively was the son of Jacob W. Shively and Mary Shelato (Shillito).  He was born in Shaffner's Creek Valley , Huntingdon County, PA in 1847.  Edward E. Shively was married to Mary C. Hanna in Seneca County, OH on 29-Nov-1882.  The recorder of the certificate listed his name as Edward E. Scheibley and the signature is written as Edward E. Shively.  At least two daughters were born to Edward and Mary;  Ada Shively born in Colport, Clearfield County, PA on 2-Nov-1886 and Nina V. Shively born 9-June-1888 in Tyrone, Blair County, PA.  Ada Shively married Frank A. Harris in Blair County, PA on 20-Jan-1906 and Nina V. Shively married Edward B. Chaney in Seneca County, OH on 9-Jun-1909.  The Ohio death certificate for Edward E. Shively lists his date of death as 20-Jul-1925 with burial on 23-Jul-1925 in Forest Hill Cemetery.  

Several newspaper articles mention the unfortunate death of Edward Shively. Located in The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, Thursday, July 23, 1925, Page 2, Column 4:
Killed In Auto Accident
Edward E. Shively, aged 78, a former resident of Tyrone, but for the past few years residing with his daughters,  Mrs. Frank Harris and Mrs. Edward Chaney, in Canton, Ohio, was struck and killed by an automobile in Canton on Tuesday.  Up until last evening nothing definite as to cause of the fatal accident had been learned.  Edward Eugene Shively was born in Shaffner's Creek valley, Huntingdon county in 1847.  When a young man he moved to Clearfield county and then to Tyrone.  His wife, Mary Hannah Shively preceded him in the grave about twenty years ago.  In addition to the two daughters above named are the following brothers and sisters: Samuel Shively, Tyrone; C. E. Shively, Clearfield; Mrs. Clara Symers, of Altoona, and Miss Nina Shively, of Tyrone.  Funeral services will be conducted today in Canton.  Burial will be made in Rose Hill cemetery, Canton, Ohio.

Recorded in The Tyrone Daily, Tyrone, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925, Page 1, Column 3:
Tyrone Man Killed In Canton, Ohio
Edward E. Shively Run Down By Automobile
Edward E. Shiveley, aged about 78 years, a former resident of Tyrone, was struck and killed by an automobile in Canton, Ohio on Tuesday.  This very sad message was  received by Tyrone relatives last evening.  Mr. Shively, who was becoming rather feeble, had been making his home with his daughters, Mrs. Frank Harris and Mrs. Edward Chaney in Canton, and it is thought the fatal accident occurred while he was crossing over a street.
Edward Eugene Shively was a son of the late Jacob and Mary Shively.  He was born in Shaffer's Creek valley, Huntingdon county, in 1847.  His wife Mrs. Mary Hannah Shively preceded him to the grave about 20 years ago.
Many years of Mr. Shively's life were spent in Clearfield county in the vicinity of Tyrone.  He was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving his death in addition to the daughters named above are these brothers and sisters: Samuel Shively, of Tyrone; C.E. Shively, of Clearfield county, Mrs. Clara Smyers, of Altoona and Miss Nina Shively of Tyrone.
Miss Shively left last night of Canton, Ohio, to attend the funeral which will occur in Canton, on Thursday afternoon.  Interment in Rose Hill cemetery, Canton, Ohio.

The following article was found in The Evening Repository, Canton, OH, Tuesday, July 21, 1925, Page 1, Column 3:
Was Returning To Home From Walk When Hit
Edward P. Shively, 80, Is City's Latest Auto Fatality
Driver Is Held Pending Probe
Investigation Of Tragedy Is Opened By Coroner T. C. McQuate
Edward P. Shively, 80, who lived with his daughter, Mrs. Ada Harris, 1200 Lippert rd. NE, was fatally injured, Monday evening, when he was struck by a machine driven by Donald Zellers, 1210 Shriver pl NE, near the intersections of Gibbs ave and 9th at NE, according to a police report.
Shively was returning home from a short walk and was crossing Gibbs ave when the accident occurred.  Zellers, the report says, was driving north on Gibbs ave.
Dies In Hospital
Shively was taken to Mercy hospital in Arnold's ambulance.  He suffered a fractured skull, a fracture of the right shoulder and right foot and lacerations about the forehead and head.  He died two hours later.
The man came to Canton two years ago from Pennsylvania. Since that time he has been making his home with his two daughters, Mrs. Ada Harris, 1200 Lippert rd NE, and Mrs. Nina Chaney, 1209 8th at NE.
Coroner T. C. McQuate will begin an investigation of the accident Tuesday morning.  Zellers is being held at police headquarters for questioning.  The body of Shively is at the Maughlman funeral parlors.


  1. this was of great interest to me as I have been trying to trace the family of Jacob W. for long time. I descend from Clara Shively Smyers, edward's sister. She died in 1930 in Altoona, Pa and was buried near Coalport(now called Lyleville Cemetery, but at the time of death called Snyder) I found Jacob W and family in the 1880 Census in Tarrant(Fort Worth) Co Texas, but lost track of them afterwards. The Children, Nina Samual and Cash were back in PA by 1900 but assumed(though one never should) that Edard and parents had passed away perhaps in Texas. Have not found Edward in any of the later census though have been looking.
    David Gunsallus Easley SC

    1. David, when researching this family for the article I also could not find the parents in the census records after 1880 in Texas. I searched for Edward in the later census records and also did not have success in locating him. I tried the counties where his children were and where he was raised but did not find anything further. Thank you for your interest.

    2. im a descendent of edward shively lets talk,

  2. Do you have any more info on Mary Hanna? Our Hannas are from PA..Warrior's Mark and Tyrone area.