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 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.


  1. Gustave Saalfeld was my 2nd great grandfather through his son Raymond william. not sure what that makes elmers relationship to me is. but my mother tells me she remembers knowing elmer.

    1. Glad to know I could provide some information connected to your family. This is the purpose of this blog. Thank you for your comments.

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