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 27, 2012

Francis (Frank) Marion Shively, Son Of Joseph A. And Margaret Shively, From Wayne County, Ohio

The following news article was extracted from The Cincinnati Post, Saturday, November 20, 1897, Page 1, Column 5:
Was M. F. Shively's Departure.
He Went From Cincinnati To Cleveland.
But Again Disappears.
Trunks Claimed By Him And His Wife Were Attached.
Objections To Marriage
That Was Contracted Here, Which Came From Wooster, Ohio
A strange story has developed in the disappearance of Marion F. Shively, a foreman in the Globe Fixture Company's Factory.
On July 20 Shively married Miss Mary Conahan, of 1216 West Eighth Street, and took up rooms at 612 West Seventh Street, where he formerly roomed.  The marriage created a sensation among some people, who said that there were objections to the wedding from Wooster, O., Shively's former home.  The landlady heard of the talk and ordered Shively out.
Threats From Wooster.
Shively moved to 620 Mound Street.  While at this place, it is stated, Shively was threatened from Wooster.
Saturday night, Sept. 4, Shively drew his pay at the Globe office.  He has not returned.  The landlady stated that he had left the city with his wife.
Shively was employed  by the Globe Company for a year and a half, was a valuable mechanic and foreman and received a big salary.  His sudden disappearance, coupled with rumors, caused a surprise in the workshops.
Conahan, Shively's father-in-law, stated Saturday that Shively was continually worried by someone at Wooster.  He heard of Shively again as living at 40 North Perry Street, Cleveland, O.
Tried To Leave Cleveland.
(Post Special Service)  Cleveland, O., Nov. 20. -- Marion F. Shively, who is said to be the principal in a strange story at Cincinnati and who is living with his wife at 40 North Perry Street here in furnished rooms, attempted to leave Saturday morning, but was detained by the landlady.  Shively seemed to be excited and refused to make any statement.  The couple owed rent.  Their trunks and baggage were held.  They have not been seen since.

Francis (Frank) Marion Shively was the son of Joseph A. and Margaret Shively. He was born ca. 1861.  Joseph and Margaret were located on the 1870 and 1880 Wayne County, Ohio census records.  Children born to Joseph and Margaret include:  Joseph A. born 1858, Edward born 1860, Francis M born 1861, Allie born 1866, Louella born 1868, Lafayette born 1870, William E born 1872, Everett E born 1873, and Florence A born 1877.

The marriage of Marion F. Shively is recorded in the Hamilton County, Ohio marriage records.  Recorded is the marriage of Marion F. Shively to Margaret M. Conhan on 20-July-1897 by Roman Catholic Priest F A. Winsey.  The marriage is recorded as Marriage 836C from marriage Volume 134, Page 418.  

Part of the threats that troubled Marion F. Shively might be explained from a legal document found in the Wayne County, Ohio records.  The document concerns a matter between the guardian of Margaret Shively, who is listed as an imbecile, and her heirs.  In the document it mentions "plaintiff says that the whereabouts of said Frank M. Shively have not been known for some years.  That he left his wife and children about years ago, and it is not known whether his is alive or not.  That Emily Shively was his wife, and the following children Ella Shively who is of age, Edwin Shively, Joseph Shively and Susanne Shively minors over the age of 14 years  and Glenn Shively, Pearl Shively and Earl Shively, Eva Shively minors under the age of 12 years....

Additional information on the family of Francis and Emily Shively was located by researching Emily Shively.  She was the daughter of John Crites and can be found on the 1880 Wayne County, OH census with her father John Crites, 1900 Cuyahoga County, OH census with her children and father, 1910 Ashtabula County, OH census, and 1920 Cuyahoga County, OH census with her married daughter Pearl Maus.   Emily Crites Shively died on 7-Aug-1925 and is buried in the Lake View Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH.

Information from the 1900 census lists the following birth dates for the children of Francis M. Shively and Emily:   Ella born July 1883, Edwin born November 1885, Joseph born December 1887, Glenn born June 1892, twins Earl and Pearl born November 1894,  and Eva born June 1896.  No information could be located on daughter, Susanne.

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. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

William Henry Shively And Alice Louisa Jenkins From Miami County, Indiana

Myers, Johnson, Shively, Shively, Shively, Conn, Wolf
C.H.S. Basketball Team 1925
There are many records on the Shively families in Indiana in the towns of Wawpecong, Bennetts Switch, Amboy, Santa Fe, McGrawsville and Bunker Hill.  Some of these families are descendants of Israel Shively and Cynthia (Synthia) Ann Brooks.
The picture at the left shows three members of the team who were Shively's. The picture is the C. H. S. Basketball Team from 1925.  The team members were listed as Ralph Myers, Leonard Johnson, Everett Shively, Laurel Shively, Raymond Shively, Omer Conn, and Harry Wolf.  The three Shivelys are descendants of Israel and Cynthia Ann Brooks.  Everett and Laurel Shively are brothers.  Their great-grandfather was Israel Shively, grandfather Alfred Shively, and father Walter H. Shively.  Raymond Shively was the grandson of Israel Shively and his father was William Henry Shively.  William Henry Shively was born in 1862 and married at age 30 and Alfred Shively was born in 1844 and married at age 21.
William Henry Shively was born on 19-May-1862 in Miami County, IN and died 28-Dec-1955 in McGrawsville, IN.  He was married on 4-September-1892 to Alice Louisa Jenkins.  Alice L. Jenkins was born on 4-May-1874 in Miami County, IN and died 29-May-1919, buried Park Lawn Cem.  William Henry Shively and Alice L. Jenkins were the parents of the following children:  Merle Edith born 24-December-1893 and died 9-Feb-1985.  She married 23-October-1923 to Charles Alvin Powell; John W. born 1896 died 1906, buried Park Lawn Cem.; Grace Elizabeth born 22-February-1898 died 12-November-1984, buried Park Lawn Cem.  She married Harry Irvin Christner on 12-March-1917; Oscar born 31-July-1902 died 29-December-1967 in Phoenix, AZ.  He married Vera Worl on 28-November-1928; Raymond born 28-October-1906 died 1-July-1974, buried Santa Fe Cem.  He married Mildred Childers on 13-April-1928; Dorothy H born 12-March-1914 died 31-July-1976, buried Santa Fe Cem.  She married Nelson Glassburn on 30-January-1935.
The family of  Walter Shively preserved the picture at the right entitled May 29, 1919.  The following article was located in The Kokomo Daily Tribune, Thursday, May 29, 1919, Page 2, Column 3:
Peru Woman Killed
Another Dangerously Injured When Train Struck Automobile
Peru, Ind. May 29.—Mrs. William Shively was killed and Mrs. Charles Sharp was injured dangerously this afternoon when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Pennsylvania railroad engine on the crossing at McGrawsville south of here.  Russel Sharp, son of Mrs. Sharp was injured slightly.  The party were returning from a cemetery where they had decorated the graves of relatives with flowers.  The automobile caught on fire and was burned following the accident.

Raymond Shively, son of William Henry Shively and Alice Jenkins, was a member of the 1925 C.H.S. Basketball Team pictured above.  The following newspaper obituary was found in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Tuesday, July 2, 1974, Page 2, Column 4:
R. Shively Dies At 67
Bunker Hill – Raymond O. Shively, 67, Rt 1, died Monday at 11:40 a.m. at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo.  He had been ill since February.
Born October 28, 1906, in Miami county, he was the son of William Henry and Alice Jenkins Shively.  He was married April 13, 1928, to Mildred Childers, who survives.
Shively was a retired carpenter who was a member of the McGrawsville United Methodist Church, Crescent Lodge No. 280 in Miami and the York Rite in Peru.
Survivors besides his wife include four sons, William A., Rt. 1, Bunker Hill, Robert E., Marion, Larry A., Bunker Hill, and James E. of Rt. 5, Perup three sisters Merle Powell, Rt. 1, Amboy, Grace Christner, North Grove, and Dorothy Glassburn, Rt. 1, Amboy; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  One son and two brothers preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home with burial in the Santa Fe Cemetery, the Rev. Robert L. Melling officiating.  Masonic services will be tonight at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Everett Shively And Edith Frey From Miami County, Indiana

Everett Shively 1926
Everett Shively was born on 12-Dec-1904 in Waupecong, Miami County, Indiana.  He died on 13-Apr-1977 in Bremen, Marshall County, Indiana.  Everett was the son of Walter H. Shively and Janie Warfelt.  He married Edith Frey on 12-May-1928.
From the research there are articles that indicate Everett Shively was good in sports.  Located in The Kokomo Tribune, Friday, June 6, 1930, Page 18, Column 7:
Bunker HIll Youth Wins Twelfth Letter At Ball
State College
(Special to the Tribune)  Muncie, Ind., June 6--Everett "Jocko" Shively of Bunker Hill has been awarded a major letter in baseball by the athletic committee of Ball State Teachers' college.  The award is the twelfth major award Shively has won in his four years at Ball State.  He entered school before the freshman rule became effective and won major awards in football, basketball, and baseball that year and each season thereafter.

Everett Shively 1929
The newspaper obituary for Everett Shively was located in The Bremen Enquirer, April 21, 1977:
Coach, Teacher
Everett J. Shively Succumbs
Everett L. Shively, 72, 403 S. Shumaker St., Bremen, died at 4:35 a.m., April 13 at Bremen Community hospital where he was admitted two hours earlier after having a heart attack at his home.  The assistant school superintendent at Bremen until his retirement in 1969 after 30 years of teaching,  Mr. Shively also coached basketball and baseball during his academic career.
He was born Dec. 12, 1904 in Miami county to Walter H. and Jane Warfelt Shively and was married May 12, 1928 to Edith Frey, who survives.  Also surviving are one son, Jack J. Shively, South Bend; two granddaughters; two sisters, Violet (Mrs. Forrest) Zehring, Kokomo; and Esther (Mrs. Weldon) Worl, Bunker Hill; and one brother, Laurel Shively, Kokomo.
While serving in Bremen, Mr. Shively was a varsity basketball and baseball coach for a number of years besides his teaching duties.  He began his teaching career in 1930 at Albany, where he also coached.  Mr. Shively moved to Winamac in 1934, where he coached and taught.  He earned his bachelor's degree at Ball State teachers college in 1930 and while an undergraduate, earned 12 varsity letters.  Mr. Shively also played professional baseball for a short time after his graduation from Ball State.
He received his master's degree from Indiana university in 1945.  Mr. Shively was appointed to the IHSAA State Athletic Council board of district one and he served in that capacity five years.  He also was appointed as a member of the IHSAA control board for one year, during which time he was honored to present the Trester award at the conclusion of the Indiana state high school basketball championship in 1966.
Mr. Shively was instrumental in adding the football program to the Bremen school system in 1954.
He was past president of Bremen's Kiwanis club; was a member of Masonic lodge 280, F. and A.M., at Miami; and was a member of the Scottish Rite of South Bend, the Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and Grace United Methodist Church of Bremen.   
Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., April 15 at Mishler funeral home, Bremen, with Rev. Earl Owen, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church of Bremen, officiating.  Burial was at Bremen cemetery.
Everett, Violet, Laurel, Janie Warfelt Shively
Everett Shively was the first child born to Walter H. Shively and Janie Warfelt.  Other children born to Walter and Janie included:  Laurel born 11-Jan-1908 Waupecong, Miami Co., IN died 12-Apr-1986 Miami Co, IN, buried Santa Fe Cem.   He was married 1st to Helen W. Childers on 29-Jun-1929 and 2nd to Dorothy Cunningham on 28-May-1966;  Violet born 2-Jun-1910 died 29-May-2009 buried Galveston Cem (Indiana).  She was married on 27-Feb-1929 to Forrest Zehring;   Esther D. born 6-Jan-1914 Waupecong, Miami County, IN died 21-Jan-2005 Bunker HIll, Miami Co., IN.  She married Weldon L. Worl on 11-Aug-1934 in Bryan, Williams Co., OH

The parents of Walter H. Shively were Alfred Shively (23-Sep-1844 - 11-May-1935) and Amanda Strickler (12-Jul-1852 - 4-Jan-1937).  Alfred Shively was the son of Israel Shively (1820-1866) and Cynthia Ann Brooks (1824-1890).  Israel Shively was the son of John Shively and Margaret.  John Shively was the son of Conrad Shively and Mary Moyer.