The following items give history on Samuel S. Shively who lived in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The following article was extracted from The Gazette Globe, Kansas City, KS, Thursday, October 8, 1914, Page 1, Column 2:
An Old Time "Family Doctor"
Dr. S. S. Shively Begun Practice In Wyandotte 35 Years Ago
Dr. S. S. Shively, the last in Wyandotte of that old time school of physicians who came to your house in a buggy or on horseback and gave you medicine from a black leather case instead of writing you out an expensive prescription in Latin, died last night at his home, 700 St. Paul street. He had been sick nearly a year.
Dr. Shively was 75 years old and was born in Canton, Ohio. He graduated in medicine from a Chicago college in 1863, and two years later finished a post graduate course at a medical college in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then moved to northern Missouri where he rode from village to village carrying his surgical instruments and medicine in saddle bags. He started practice in Bonner Springs, KS in 1882, and four years later moved to the Armourdale district, where he has since been in active practice.
Dr. Shively is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Shively, and two sons, L. A. Shively of Chicago and D. M. Shively, former president of the Western Association Baseball League, and former corner of Wyandotte County. Dr. S. S. Shively was the last to die of 12 brothers and sisters. He was a member of Armourdale lodge No 271 of the Masons.
Located in the Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Historical and Biographical, Illustrated, The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1890, Chicago, IL, pages 807-808:
Dr. S. S. Shively, physician and surgeon, Armourdale, Kas. The parents of this popular and very successful physician, John and Margaret (Myers) Shively, were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent. The great-grandfather was born in Germany, and was an early emigrant to the Keystone State. The paternal grandfather was born in Pennsylvania. John Shively, father of our subject, followed agricultural pursuits all his life, and died in Indiana in 1866. The mother had died the year previous. To their marriage were born thirteen children. Dr. S. S. Shively owes his nativity to Stark County, Ohio, where he was born on February 28, 1839, and remained in his native State, where he received a common-school education, until fourteen years of age. From there he went to Indiana, settled in St. Joseph County, where he remained for some time. He early evinced a strong liking for the medical profession, and began the study of medicine in 1861, attending lectures in 1864 at the Homoeopathic College of Chicago, and practiced until 1880, when he attended Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, and received his diploma in 1881. After having practiced near Kirksville, Adair County, Mo., for seven years, in 1882 he came to Kansas City, Kas., where he has since resided. He has a large and constantly increasing practice, and his presence is ever welcome at the bedside of the sick or afflicted. He is called upon from far and near, and his advice is sought for by thousands of people. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. He was married in 1862 to Miss Josephine Coriell, a native of Ohio, who bore him two children: Lloyd A. and Delbert M., who is a reporter for The Kansas City, Mo., Star. Dr. and Mrs. Shively are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.