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, October 12, 2012

William Grant Shively And Margaret Elizabeth Dietterich Who Lived In Venango County, Pennsylvania

William Grant Shively was born in Clarion County, PA on 16-December-1864.  He was the son of Thomas Shively and Anna Showers.  He died 8-March-1944 in Venango County, PA. He was married to Margaret Elizabeth Dietterich.  She was born 17-September-1871 and died 5-April-1958.  She was the daughter of the Rev. John F. Dieterich.

The following obituary was located in The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, Pennsylvania, Friday Morning, March 10, 1944, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
Dr. William G. Shively
Dr. WIlliam Grant Shively, 79, well-known Clarion county veterinarian, died at his home in Emlenton Wednesday evening following an illness of more than four years duration.
He was born in Salem township, Clarion county, on December 16, 1864, the son of Thomas and Anna Showers Shively.  He was the grandson of Christian Shively III, pioneer settler of Clarion county who established a homestead in that county the year in which it was formed.  Dr. Shively was the last member of his family, two brothers and two sisters having preceded him in death.
Dr. Shively spent the early years of his life on a farm in Salem township, Clarion county.  He was graduated at the Ontario Veterinary college, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1909 and returned to Clarion county to practice his profession over a period of 35 years.
The family moved to Emlenton last February.
The deceased was a member of the Salem Lutheran church, the American Veterinary association, was the past master of the Richland grange and had served a term on the Salem township school board.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Dietterich Shively, and the following children, Mrs. Grace Smith of Conneaut, Ohio; Charles L. Shively of Bedford, Ohio; Walter F. Shively of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Gertrude Grimm and Mrs. Edna A. Shorts of Emlenton, and eight grandchildren.
A prayer service will be held at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the home and the body will then be taken to the Salem Lutheran church of Lamartine where a funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Frank H. Miller, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Salem cemetery.

The following obituary was located in The Derrick, Monday, April 7, 1958, Page 3, Column 3:
Emlenton Woman Dies
Emlenton--Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Shively, 86, of Main Street, Emlenton, died at 5:30 a.m Saturday in the Oil City Hospital, following a three-weeks' illness.
She was married to Dr. William G. Shively, who died March 8, 1944.
Mrs. Shively was born in the Lutheran parsonage of Lamartine, Clarion County, September 17, 1871.  She was the last surviving member of a family of 10 children, born to Rev. and Mrs. John F. Dietterich, who served the Salem charge of the Lutheran Church for a number of years.
Mrs. Shively had lived her entire life in the Emlenton-Salem vicinity.  She was a life-long member of the Salem Lutheran Church, a member of the missionary society, Sunday school and Ladies' Aid.  She was a member of the Emlenton Chapter 426, O.E.S.   Mrs. Shively suffered a fractured hip six years ago.  However, this affliction did not deter her zest for a full, rich life.  Love dominated her motives in all her associations with family and friends.
Surviving are the following daughters:  Mrs. Gaylord (Grace) Smith of Conneaut, O.; Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Grimm and Mrs. J. A. (Edna) Shorts of Emlenton, the latter with whom she made her home; the following sons, Charles L. Shively of Bedford, O.; Walter F. Shively of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Eleanor Kellogg Andrew of Dayton, O., Mrs. Anna Mae Shorts Gibbons of Pittsford, N.Y., Donald Shorts of Baltimore, Ronald Shorts of Emlenton, John G. Shively of Pittsburgh, Jean Ann Shively of Pittsburgh, John Shively, a student at Lehigh University, and Hugh Shively Grimm, a student at Hershey; seven great-grandchildren.
Removal was mad to the Rupert Funeral Home in Emlenton and returned to her residence at noon Sunday where friends are being received.  Prayer service will be held at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.  Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran church in Salem at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Rev. Frank H. Miller will officiate assisted by Rev. Everett F. Spring.  Interment will be in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

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