John W. Shively was born on 15-Aug-1855 in Clarion County, PA and died 26-Aug-1902 in Venango County, PA. He was married to Sarah Jane Griffiths born 1866 and died 1-Jun-1956 in Venango County, PA. Sarah Jane married second to William H. Myers. Children of John and Jane Shively were Bertha born 1884 who married 1st James Hannon and married 2nd Harry Stanly, Bernice born 1886 and died young 1888, Beatrice born 1888 who married R. Burce Allen, Charles born 1890, Henry born 1892, Edith born 1894 who married Milton Porter French, Mildred born 1898 who married Edward Hennessy, and George born 1902 who married Clementine Allen.
John W. Shively was the son of Thomas M Shively (1823-1890) and Anna Eliza Showers. Thomas Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1779-1860) and Mary Steese. Christian Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1751-1842) and Sophia Catharine VonGroate Schmidt. This lineage descends from the Durs Schaublin line from Switzerland.
Several newspaper obituaries were located for the family of John and Jane Shively. The obituary for John W. Shiveley was located (but difficult to read) in the Oil City Derrick, Wednesday, August 27, 1902, Page 2, Column 5. From the obituary it was learned that John Shively was employed as a driver for the Chris Paul furniture house. He was survived by his wife and the following children: Bertha, Beatrice, Charles, Henry, Edith, Mildred and George. Also surviving were two brothers, William and George Shively.
The obituary for Jane Griffiths Shively Myers was located in The Derrick, Oil City-Franklin-Clarion, PA, Monday, June 4, 1956, Page 8, Column 2:
Funeral service of Mrs. Jane Myers, who died Friday, were held at 2 p.m. yesterday in the Crawford Funeral Home with Dr. Wallace C. Calvert, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, officiating. During the service he read "The 23rd Psalm" and "Crossing the Bar". Interment was made in Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clarence H. Huff, Harry Huff, Arthur Hewston, Howard N. Campbell, Clyde Simmons and Cald M. McNaughton.
Attending from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. George Shively and son Richard of Jamestown, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen and son Bruce of Creighton; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Huff of Conneant Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huff and Mrs. Harry Huff of Franklin; Mrs. William Shreve of Meadville; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Short, Mrs. William Shively and Mrs. B. Grimm of Emlenton.
Newspaper obituaries were also located for the following children: Mrs. Bertha L. Stanley in The Oil City Derrick, Tuesday morning, April 1, 1930, Page 10, Column 3; Mrs. Beatrice D. Allen in The Derrick, Monday, November 11, 1963, Section Two-Page 9, Column 2; Charles Thomas Shively in The Derrick, Thursday, November 1, 1962, Page 20, Column 3; and Henry J. Shively in The Titusville (PA) Herald, Wednesday morning, September 11, 1940, Page 3, Column 3.