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, February 22, 2013

John Franklin Shively Who Lived In Schuyler County, Missouri

John Franklin Shively was born on 13-October-1852 in Indiana and died on 3-August-1931.  John was the son of John Shively (born 1820 in Germany died 19-March-1907 Schulyer Co., MO) and Anna Meliza (born 1814 Rockingham Co., VA died 29-March-1891 Schuyler Co., MO).   John Franklin Shively was married 1st to Mary Ann Horton, daughter of James Horton and Sarah Jones.  He was married 2nd to Rebecca “Becca” Horton, daughter of James Horton and Sarah Jones.  (Lydia M. Shively, sister of John F. Shively, married Bazzell Horton who was the son of James Horton and Sarah Jones).

The following newspapers obituary for John F. Shively was located in The Moulton Weekly Tribune, Moulton, Iowa, Thursday, August 13, 1931, Page 6, Column 5:              John Franklin Shively, Sr., was born October 31, 1852 in the state of Indiana and departed this life August 3, 1931, at the home of his daughter Mrs. John Henderson near Mark Iowa.
He was the youngest son of John and Anna Shively, who with one sister, Mrs. Lydia Horton and one brother George Shively have preceded him in death.  Two brothers are yet living:  Mike Shively of Harwood, Mo., and Jacob H. Shively of San Francisco, Calif.
He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Horton April 15, 1875, who preceded him in death May 25, 1890.  To this union ten children were born, namely: Mrs. Rosetta Henderson of Bloomfield, Iowa; John Franklin Shively, Jr. who preceded him in death; Mrs. Lydia J. Starr who preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1906; Lena E. Williamson, of Kanopolis, Kans., Florence Avis, of Kanopolis, Kans.; Mary E. Mone, of Cody, Nebr.; Josephine Eveleigh, of Coffeyville, Kans.; and Clint Shively, of Kanopolis, Kans.
He was again united in marriage to Becca Jane Horton, March 23, 1902, who preceded him in death Dec. 15, 1928.  To this union five children were born:  James Thomas Shively, of Lancaster, Mo.; Louie Shively of near Coatsville, Mo.; George A. Shively, of near Queen City, Mo.; Leonard Shively, at home; and Gracie F. Shively who preceded him in death Jan. 26, 1894.
He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor and a friend to all, ever lending a helping hand in time of need.
Funeral services were conducted at Coatsville by Rev. Lester Burgher Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in the Coatsville cemetery.  His five sons and a son-in-law Ed Eveleigh, of Coffeyville, Kans., acted as pall bearers.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Peter Shively And Wife, Elizabeth J. Gelbach, Who Lived In Adams County, Pennsylvania

The following information was taken from the History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Warner, Beers and Company, 1886, page 447.
Hamiltonban Township        PETER SHIVELY, hotel keeper, Fairfield, is a native of Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Penn.  His grandfather, on his father’s side, was born in Perry County, Penn., and on his mother’s side his grandfather was a Revoluntionary soldier, who settled in Chambersburg after the war.  His father, Daniel Shively, was born in Perry County, Penn., in 1780, and came to Chambersburg when a young man, living there until his death; he died in 1863 at the age of eighty-three.  Our subject's mother, nee Elizabeth Hennaberger, born in Chambersburg in 1786, died there in 1861, aged seventy-five.  They hand nine children:  Catherine, widow of Emanuel Gipe, living in Harrisburg; Eliza, widow of William Deckert, living in Blairsville, Indiana Co., Penn.; Maria, widow of Benjamin Keefer, living in Chambersburg; William, married to Elizabeth Minafee, who died in the spring of 1886 (he lives in Lafayette, Ind.); Indiana, widow of Louis Wamfler, living in Chambersburg; John, living in Chambersburg, Penn.; Peter, our subject; Susan, who was married to John McCleary, of Chambersburg, both deceased; and Mary Ann, who died when quite young.  Peter Shively was born on July 16, 1819 and in his youth learned the trade of a saddler, which he worked at only a few years.  In 1841 he came to Fairfield, and kept hotel for three years, then the hotel at Gettysburg, known as the “Eagle Hotel,” for three years, and then he returned to Fairfield, and bought the “Mansion House” property, which he has ever since conducted.  March 19, 1845, Mr. Shively was married to Elizabeth J. Gelbach, born April 23, 1826, whose ancestry is given in this history book under the name of John Gelbach.  Our subject and wife have had five children:  Laura C., born May 21, 1846, wife of Joseph Sullivan, who is traveling in the West, while she makes her home with her parents (she has two sons, one of whom, Charles, is now in the drug store of his uncle in Waynesboro, and Percy, with an uncle in the produce business in Monrovia, Md.); and the other children are Mary Elizabeth, born December 12, 1849, wife of J. Upton Neely, of Fairfield, ex-member of the State Legislature; William M., born May 11, 1852, died November 21, 1859; George G., born March 20, 1854, married to Miss Jennie Shaeffer, of Lancaster (he is a physician and druggist in Waynesboro); and John Charles, born September 1, 1856, died December 7, 1859.  Mr. Shively is a member of Good Samaritan Lodge, No. 336, A.F.&A.M., of Gettysburg; also a member of York Springs Lodge, No 211, I.O.O.F., of Adams County, Penn.  He is a member of the Reformed Church of Fairfield, to the erecting of a church building for which body he contributed liberally.  In politics he is a Republican.

Gettysburg Compiler, Tuesday, August 30, 1898
THE HAND OF DEATH – Peter Shively, one of Fairfield’s oldest citizens, and a man well known throughout our county, died at his home last Saturday at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 11 days.  General debility due to old age was the cause of death.
The funeral services were conducted on Monday at Fairfield by Rev. John F. Mackley.  The interment took place here in Evergreen Cemetery with Masonic rites, Good Samaritan Lodge being present in a body.  The bearers were Hon. S. McC. Swope, S. S. Neely, Esq., Geo. F. Young, James M. Caldwell, Hon W. H. Tipton, and Captain Calvin Gilbert.  The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. U. Neely, and Mrs. Sullivan, both of Fairfield.  A son, Dr. Geo. Shively, died some years ago.
Mr. Shively was well known to our older citizens.  In the years 1855 and 1856 he was proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, this place, and resided here for a time.  Many years ago he removed to Fairfield and conducted the hotel at that place.  A few years ago he retired and Wm. H. Gelbach took charge of the hotel and is now succeeded by Andrew Ramer, the present proprietor.  He owned the house in this place now occupied by Rev. W. S. VanCleve.

Gettysburg Compiler, Wednesday, March 31, 1909, Page 4, Column 1
MRS. ELIZABETH J. SHIVELY, widow of Peter Shively, died Tuesday afternoon of last week, at her home in Fairfield, Adams county, as the result of a fall the preceeding Sunday, when she sustained internal injuries.  Mrs. Shively was descending the stairs and thought she had reached the floor.  One more step remained and she fell heavily.  She remained in a serious condition until her death.  She would have been 83 years of age in a few weeks and was one of the oldest and most respected residents of Fairfield.  Mrs. Shively was a member of the Presbyterian church.  Mrs. Shively was the widow of Peter Shively, who for many years conducted the hotel in Fairfield and was at one time proprietor of the Eagle hotel in Gettysburg.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. U. Neely, of Fairfield and Mrs. Joseph P. Sullivan, of Dayton, Ohio.  The funeral service was on last Friday with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Compiler, Wednesday, April 14, 1909, Page 5, Column 1
--In recent note of death of Mrs. Elizabeth Shively of Fairfield, we were in error in stating the she was a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Shively was a member of the Reformed Church of Fairfield and when Andrew Carnegie contributed one half of the price of an organ for the church, Mrs. Shively contributed one-fourth of the required amount.  

Friday, February 8, 2013

Elmer Ellsworth Shively And Wife, Isabella Pauline Saalfeld, Who Lived In Douglas County, Nebraska

Elmer E. Shively
Elmer Ellsworth Shively was born on 11-January-1888 in Glenvile, Clay Co., NE.  He died on 4-July-1959 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Elmer was the son of Washington George Shively (1851-1890) and Mary Louise Holdeman (1851-1908).  Elmer was married to Isabella Pauline Saalfeld.  She was the daughter of Gustave and Sophia C. Saalfeld.  Elmer and Isabella were the parents of Mabel R. and Richard E. Shively.
The World War One registration for Elmer Ellsworth Shively, dated 5-June-1917, states he was employed as the Chief Clerk in the Advertising Dept. for the Union Pacific Railroad.   The following article was extracted from The Ogden Standard,  Thursday, June 1, 1916, Page 7, Column 2:  
Publicity Men Are To Be Entertained Tomorrow
Secretary James P. Casey of the Ogden Publicity bureau is hoping for clear weather tomorrow when he will act as host to Elmer E. Shively and Andrew Stark, prominent officials of the publicity department of the Union Pacific railroad on an automobile trip to Ogden canyon and to points of special interest in and near the city.
The prospective visit of Messrs. Shively and Stark is of unusual importance as, providing the weather man is good, they are to take pictures all along the route of their automobile trip.  They are scheduled to arrive in the city from Salt Lake at 9 a.m. and will first be taken through the canyon to Huntsville, stopping at Artesian park, the source of Ogden's water supply, the mouth of Wheeler canyon, the power dam, Idlewild, the Hermitage and a number of the summer camps and other points of picturesque beauty by the roadside.

The photo above was extracted from the following newspaper article located in The World Herald, Omaha, NE, Saturday, February 10, 1934, Page 6, Column 3:
Men Can Cook --And Here's How
Elmer E. Shively of the Omaha Printing company is another male cook who has contributed an out-door recipe for sports-men and picnickers.  The recipe is sufficient to serve three or four people and is called "Grand Camp Scramble".
Fry six or eight slices of bacon and save half the drippings.  Mince two fair sized onions and mix onions, nine eggs and half cup of milk together in a bowl.  Turn into sizzling bacon grease, and whip into light fluffy scramble with a large camp spoon.
Until the north winds blow the other direction, try this recipe for a late evening lunch or Sunday evening supper -- it's sure to be popular.  The World-Herald cook recipe exchange for the benefit of males, who either like to cook or like to eat, is open day and night.  Send your favorite recipe to Male Cook Recipe editor.

This article was located in The Evening World-Herald, Tuesday, July 7, 1959, Page 28, Column 4:
Rites Wednesday For Youth Worker
Services for Elmer E. Shively, 71, of 3120 Young Street, who was active in Omaha youth work for 50 years, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Haynes & Roeder Chapel.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Shively, a resident of Omaha 53 years, died Saturday.  He had been in advertising and sales with the Acorn Press and Omaha Printing Company 35 years.
A member of the Omaha Home for Boys board for many years, Mr. Shively had also counseled youngsters referred to him through the Olive Crest Evangelical United Brethren Church of which he was a member.
Surviving are his wife, Isabella P.; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Weber, Omaha; a son, Richard E., Tuscon, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Charles L Shively And Wife, Mollie Jones - Salt Lake City, Utah

The following article was located in The Salt Lake Herald, Saturday, September 25, 1886, Page 8, Column 4:
A Sad Honeymoon
Chas. L. Shively Arrested On A Charge Of Theft And Forgery
There was a sad spectacle in Commissioner McKay's courtroom yesterday morning.  A good many people will remember Miss Mollie Jones, a pretty and dashing girl, who used to be seen a good deal on the streets of this city some months ago, and whose name lately came into prominence through the attempt of her mother to commit suicide, because it was alleged, of a marriage her daughter had made.  Yesterday, the girl and her husband, a brakeman on the D. & R. G., named Chas. L. Shively, were before Commissioner McKay, the girl as a heart-stricken spectator, the husband as an accused thief and forger.
The following are the particulars of the arrest.  Willard F. Allen, conductor of the D. & R. G. freight train No. 15, came into town Thursday evening at 6 o'clock, made his reports and was about to start fro home when he discovered that a time check for $69.25 which he had received from the company the day previous and a savings deposit book in the Deseret National Bank, showing $150 to his credit, were missing from his coat pocket.  The coat had been hanging up in the caboose all day and he at once suspected the three brakemen who ran on his train, one of whom was Shively.  Knowing something of the habits of the brakemen, he at once made the rounds of all the saloons in town, describing the missing check and warning the saloon men against chasing it.  At Auer & Murphy's he proceeded to give the information to Mr. Auer, when that gentleman pulled the identical check out of his drawer, stating that he had cashed it for a man whom he knew very well by sight, but whose name he was not acquainted with.  From the description he gave Mr. Allen was satisfied Shively was the man. He had called in some hours before, Mr. Auer said, had said it would be an accommodation to have his check cashed, and had endorsed the name of Mr. Allen, to whom it was made payable, on the back.  Mr. Allen at once went to Mrs. Jones', Shively's mother-in-law, in the Eighth Ward, and learned that Shively and his wife had just left for the White House.  There they were found registered at about 11:30 o'clock, and Captain Greenman, Deputy Rench and Officer Calder went upstairs and made the arrest.  Shively at once collapsed, and his consternation was so great that he went into a fit, from which the officers had a terrible time in restoring him.  His wife appeared to be no less thunderstruck, and bewailed her fate in the most piteous manner, upbraiding her husband, the officers stated, for his criminal conduct, and his bringing her into disgrace.  Shively was taken out to the Penitentiary, and spent the night there.  Yesterday before the Commissioner he appeared still almost prostrated, but said when asked to plead that he had drawn the money, but he was not guilty of stealing the check. He was bound over to await the action of the Grand Jury, and his bonds were placed at $1,000 which his wife spent the day in a vain attempt to secure. W. C. Hall is his attorney.
Mr. Allen says he plead with Shively "like a preacher" to make a clean breast of it, and offered to withdraw the complaint if he would hand over the bank deposit book, and several "Brotherhood" receipts it contained.  Shively however, protested that he knew nothing about the bank book.  Over $70 was found on his person, so that Mr. Auer will recover his money.  According to all accounts Shively has borne the best of character up to this time.

Another newspaper article relating to the above incident was located in The Salt Lake Herald, Friday, March 25, 1887, Page 8, Column 4:
Young Shively Discharged
The D. & R. G. Brakeman A Free Man Once More
In the Third District Court yesterday, the case against Charles L. Shively, the D. & R. G. brakeman who was indicted for forgery, was dismissed on motion of the prosecutor.  The grounds given were the previous good character of the defendant, inconclusive proof, the prosecuting witness' desire that the case be not prosecuted further and that defendant had been confined in the Penitentiary, owing to his inability to obtain bonds, ever since his arrest.  It will be remembered that Shively was charged with having stolen from the train on which he was running a check and other things belonging to one of the crew; that he subsequently endorsed the check, forging the name of the man to whom it was payable, when he presented it at the Occidental with a request that it be cashed. He had been married but a short time when the circumstance causing his arrest occurred and it was the idea of the prosecutor, that he had already received sufficient punishment when the facts presented in court were taken into account.