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, January 25, 2013

Dr. Samuel S. Shively Who Lived In Wyandotte County, Kansas

Newspaper articles can supplement our family histories with stories that give our ancestors “character”.  The subject of the 9-November-2012 Shively blog was Samuel S. (S. S.) Shively who lived in Wyandotte County, Kansas.  The following newspaper article was extracted from The Kansas City Times, (Kansas City, MO), Saturday, June 9, 1894, Page 3, Column 1:
From Kansas City, Kansas
Two Armourdale Doctors Have A Lively Fight
One Knocked Down Twice – Both Of Their Hats Hit The Pavement
“When doctors disagree the patient gets the worst of it” is a proverb whose sense was violated in a difference of opinion between Armourdale physicians yesterday.  This disagreement resulted in a very lively set-to at the corner of Fifth and Minnesota avenue at 5:30 o’clock in the evening.
The belligerents were Drs. E. M. Doyle and S. S. Shively.  They are both 200-pounders, and each wore a plug hat at the beginning of hostilities.
The trouble originated over some professional testimony which Dr. Shively had just given in Justice G. W. Betts’ court, where a malpractice trial was in progress.  Only a few words were passed between the burly physicians when blows ensued.  Dr. Doyle made the pass and knocked his antagonist down on the pavement.  Dr. Shively’s glossy silk tile was sent rolling down the street, but its owner was soon again on his feet and sparring like a professional pugilist.  He made several vicious lunges at Dr. Doyle and finally struck that gentleman in the mouth, loosening a tooth and causing the blood to flow.  The impact between Dr. Shively’s fist and Dr. Doyle’s mouth jarred the last named physician’s hat loose and it went the way of its predecessor.
Several wild blows from each side followed, and a great deal of physical force was exhausted on the warm atmosphere.
Finally Dr. Doyle led out with his right and landed on Dr. Shively’s temple and that gentleman again went to earth.
By this time a crowd of perhaps 100 persons had congregated, and two policemen put in an appearance.
As Dr. Shively arose he squared himself for another round and told his professional enemy to “come on,” but the friends of each many interfered and stopped the fight.  Each of the doctors was told to go home at once on pain of arrest, but they hung around for half an hour before doing so.
When they did start for Armourdale it was by different car lines.  Each doctor has sworn to “lick” the other if it requires the rest of his natural life to perform the feat.
Dr. Doyle is an Irishman about 40 years old, while Dr. Shively is of German descent and over 50 years of age.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Frank Shively And Wife, Mary B. McCausland Who Lived In Morrow County, Ohio

The following article was extracted from the History Of Morrow County, Ohio, A Narrative Account Of Its Historical Progress, Its People, And Its Principal Interests, By A. J. Baughman, Assisted By Robert F. Bartlett, Illustrated, Vol II, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago-New York, 1911, Page 781:
FRANK SHIVELY – Among the generous, whole souled, public spirited citizens of Chesterville and its vicinity must assuredly be numbered Frank Shively, who in the useful capacity of a skilled blacksmith has contributed his share to the prosperity and progress of the community in which he is situated.  He was born November 30, 1852, near Johnsonsville, Ohio and is the son of Jacob and Adaline (Lamb) Shively, the former a native of Franklin county, and the latter of Ohio.  The subject is one of a family of five children, the other members being John, who died in infancy; Martha; and two half brothers, Ben and Lew.
In the year 1889 Mr. Shively was united in marriage to Miss Mary B. McCausland, a daughter of John and Henrietta (Smith) McCausland, of Chesterville.  The McCausland family consisted of nine children, three of whom were sons and six daughters, following being an enumeration:  David L., who died in infancy; B Frank; Arthur V; Mary B; Izola; Gladys; Edith; Wastella; Anna K. In youth Frank and Arthur McCausland were employed as clerks, and they now reside in Harney county, Oregon, where they have homesteaded three hundred and twenty acres of land.  Anna and Gladys became trained nurses, Marion being the scene of their activity.  The latter married Arthur Seffner and her home is in Marion.
Mr. Shively was reared in this vicinity and received his education in the schools of Richland county.  At an early age he embarked in the blacksmithing business, and when marriage had placed upon his shoulders new responsibilities he continued in the same field and chose for his permanent location Chesterville, in whose many-sided life he has ever since taken an active and useful part.  His geniality and kindliness have served to make him popular here and his thrift and industry have crowned his labors with prosperity.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively share their pleasant and hospitable home with one daughter, Edith Franceine, now aged seventeen years.  She is one of the admirable young women of the place, who with her father and mother enjoys the goodwill of their many friends and neighbors.
In his political affiliation Mr. Shively gives heart and hand to the policies and principles of the Democratic party, which since his earliest voting days he has supported.  He is interested in all measures likely to result in benefit to the many and can ever be depended upon to give his support to the same.

Frank Shively was born on 30-Nov-1852 in Richland County, OH and died on 1-Nov-1928.  He was buried in the Chesterville Cemetery.  Mary B (Brittie) McCausland Shively was born Apr-1866 and died on 22-Apr-1924.  They were married on 1-Nov-1888 in Morrow County, OH (per Morrow County, OH marriage records).  Their daughter, Edith F. was born in Dec-1893.   Frank and wife are listed on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census records in Chesterville, Morrow County, OH.

Friday, January 11, 2013

John William Shively, Sarah E. Buck And Eliza E. Crouch Who Lived In Mercer County, Ohio

John William Shively was born on 24-May-1861 in Mercer County, OH and died on 12-Dec-1939 in Mercer County, OH.  He was the son of William M Shively and Sarah E. Carr.  John was married first on 22-Apr-1883 in Mercer County to Sarah Edith Buck.  Sarah was born on 29-Aug-1862 and died 18-Sep-1886.  John married second in Mercer County on 1-Jan-1890 to Eliza E Crouch.  Eliza was born on 18-Mar-1867 and died on 7-Feb-1922.  

Information on John W. Shively was extracted from History Of Mercer County, Ohio And Representative Citizens, Edited And Compiled By Hon. S. S. Scranton, Celing, Ohio, Published By Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 1907, Pages 297 and 298:
John W. Shively, a leading citizen of Hopewell township, formerly township treasurer and the owner of a general store at Stedcke, was born in Jefferson township, Mercer County, Ohio, May 24, 1861.  He is a son of William M. and Sarah E. (Carr) Shively.
Both parents of Mr. Shively were born in Ohio.  The father was a solider in the service of his country in the Civil War, and lost his life in that great struggle.  It thus came about that our subject was thrown entirely upon his own resources when but 10 years of age.  He left Jefferson township and for a number of years worked at farming throughout Mercer County, and later operated a farm for himself.  In 1887 he embarked in the mercantile business at Stedcke, which he has conducted ever since, each year enlarging and adding to the stock of goods handled.  He owns a farm of 40 acres in Hopewell township and another, of 80 acres, in Butler township and also operates another store, at Mercer.  He is one of the county’s enterprising and successful business men.  He has also been very active in politics, has served as clerk of the Board of Elections of Hopewell township and for six years was township treasurer.  He has also served as Postmaster at Stedcke.  He is a stanch Republican.
Mr. Shively has been twice married.  His first wife, Sarah E. Buch(Buck), at death left two children, Melvin and oral, the latter of whom is the wife of John Sielschott, of Mercer.  He married second, Eliza Crouch, and they have five children, namely: Chloe, Florence, Walter, Nora and Ernest B.  Both he and his wife are members of the German Baptist Church.
Mr. Shively is a representative, self made man and his material success is but the result of close application to business, honest dealing with his fellow citizens and an integrity of character, which has brought him the confidence and esteem of those with whom he has come in contact.

Children of John Shively and Sarah Buck included:  son Melvin J. born 25-Jan-1884 died 3-Apr-1948 buried Swamp College Cemetery.  Melvin J. married Mary "Mollie" J Snyder  on 27-Sep-1903 in Mercer County;   daughter Oral Edith born 11-Oct-1885 died 15-Jun-1943 buried Buck Cemetery.  She married John Henry Sielschott (Sealscott) on 22-Jan-1905 in Mercer County.   Children of John Shively and Eliza Crouch included:  Chloe M born 18-Oct-1890 died 23-Mar-1982 buried Swamp College Cemetery.  She married John Adolph Hoenie on 29-Jan-1908 in Mercer County; Florence D born 2-Apr-1893 died 2-Apr-1944 buried Swamp College Cemetery.  She married Robert Hill; Walter H born 6-Feb-1895 died 6-Sep-1979 buried Swamp College Cemetery.  He married Bertha S. Viereck on 3-Mar-1920 in Mercer County;  LeNora (Nora) S. Shively born 11-Mar-1897 died 7-Aug-1980 buried North Grove Cemetery.  She married Ernest Dee Young; and Ernest Basil born 5-Mar-1899 died 20-Jul-1980 buried Friends Chapel Cemetery.  He married Fannie Florence Fisher on 16-Feb-1922 in Mercer County.  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Andrew Judson Shively And Wife Minerva Frances Best Who Lived In Brooklyn, Kings County, New York

The following article was located in The Kansas City Evening Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Friday, June 26, 1885, Page 4, Column1:
Romance Lasting Many Years
Made A Bride And A Widow Within Twenty-four Hours
NEW YORK, June 24.--In a handsome residence in a quiet part of Brooklyn were enacted last week the closing scenes of a romance which had its beginning there something like fifteen years ago.  The residence is No. 247 Carlton ave., the home of Andrew J. Shively, the attorney of Teff, Weiler & Co., of this city, where at noon on Saturday last Miss Harriet A. Butler, of Stottsville, N.Y., was married to Gustavus P. Reed, one of the largest dry goods merchants of Masilon, O.  The ceremony was followed the next morning by the sudden death of the bridegroom.
Fifteen years ago Miss Butler was a teacher in the Adelphi academy in Brooklyn and a frequent visitor at Mr. Shively's.  Mr. Reed was in the habit of making periodical visits to New York for the purpose of buying goods.  He was a bachelor and over 40 even then, but was of a very sociable disposition and an invariable visitor at the house of Mr. Shively.  On one of those visits he made the acquaintance of Miss Butler, and formed an attachment which lasted for the remainder of his life, and resulted in making the latter Mrs. Reed just twenty-three hours before his death.  But while the acquaintance and the attachment were of long standing years rolled by before an engagement ensued.  Miss Butler left Brooklyn and pursued her vocation of teaching in various places, while Mr. Reed continued his career as a successful merchant, and his friends, if they had every known of it, had forgotten all about his attachment for the attractive school teacher.
About this time last year, when he was on his usual visit to this city he astonished Mr. Shively by telling him one day that he had consulted an astrologer and ascertained that it was his fate to be married within a twelve-month.  A few months later Mr. Shively was still more astonished to learn that his old friend was engaged to Miss Butler.  That lady was then a governess in the family of Mr. Scott, the millionaire resident of Scottville.  The marriage was then fixed for the 18th of the present month.  During the past winter Mr. Reed fell into ill health, and his ailment though it did not confine him to bed and was not apparently serious, baffled the skill of the local physicians.  Hoping to find benefit in the salt air he came east in the latter part of May and engaged rooms at a Long Branch hotel to be occupied after his marriage.  Pending the event he went to Mr. Shively's house and placed himself under the care of Dr. Robert P. Newman, who said he was suffering from heart trouble, but he did not apprehend immediate danger.
About ten days ago, when he had determined to got to Scottville to meet Miss Butler, Mr. Reed showed so much feebleness that Mr. Shively prevailed on him to give up the trip and telegraph instead for her to come to Brooklyn.  Miss Butler came on at once.  Though Mr. Reed continued to the last to express confidence in his ultimate recovery, his friends believe now that he secretly feared that death was near, for on Saturday morning last, while Mr. Shively was absent, he sent for the Rev. Joseph M. Wait, of St. Ann's church, to marry him.  Mr. Wait was disposed to act with caution, and would not consent to perform the ceremony until he was assured by Dr. Newman that Mr. Reed was in no immediate danger. During the greater part of the ceremony Mr. Reed reclined upon a lounge. Before the marriage he insisted on making his will in favor of his wife, and as there was no lawyer to be had in the time at hand, it was drawn up by Mrs. Bainbridge, a married daughter of Mr. Shively.  The will has been carefully examined by Mr. Shively and several other lawyers and pronounced to be in conformity with all the requirements of the law.
On Sunday morning Mr. Reed said he as better than he had been for a long time, but at 11 o'clock, just after the doctor had left him and while conversing with his wife, he suddenly fell back and expired of paralysis of the heart.  He left his entire property, which is estimated at something over $50,000, to his wife, with the proviso that she is to take care of and provide for his mother, who is 80 years old and living in Massillon, during the remainder of her life.

A. J. Shrively is listed on the 1880 Brooklyn,  Kings County, New York census record. He is living at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household is his wife, daughter Alice C age 21, daughter "May" L age 19, daughter Grace J age 8, servant Minnie O'Rorke and servant Annie Quinn.  Arthur Shirley is listed on the 1875 New York State Census, Brooklyn, Kings County at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household are wife Minerva age 45, daughter Alice C age 17, daughter Mari E age 15, daughter Grace J age 3, Lambert C. Tree age 34, servant Minnie ORook age 22 and servant Annie Collins age 20.  Andrew J. Shively is listed in the 1874 Brooklyn City Directory, living at 247 Carlton Avenue, business in dry goods at 384 Broadway, N.Y.  He continues to be listed in the city directories at this address. On the 1888 Brooklyn City Directory, he is listed as living at 10 S. Oxford, a lawyer at 328 Broadway in N.Y.