Andrew J. Shively was born on 31-May-1876 in Richland County, Ohio and died 13-March-1928 in Richland County, Ohio. He was buried in the Mansfield Cemetery on 16-March-1928. Andrew was the son of William Jackson Shively and Artessima Jane Simmons. Andrew Shively was married on 2-Oct-1902 in Richland County, Ohio to Edith Smith. This marriage ended in divorce in 1904. Andrew was married a second time on 24-June-1911 in Richland County, Ohio to Mrs. Addie E. Gale Whitney.
The Mansfield, Ohio newspapers give some insight into the life of Andrew J. Shively. Located in The Mansfield News, February 16, 1900, Page 6, Column 2: Andy Shively is working in D. R. Searfos' livery barn at Bellville.
From The Mansfield News, Friday, October 3, 1902, Page 5, Column 1: Andrew J. Shively and Miss Edith Smith were united in marriage by Squire Marcus McDermott Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the Baltimore block on North Mulberry street. Mr. and Mrs. Shively will reside in this city.
In The Mansfield News, Monday, October 5, 1903, Page 3, Column 2: Andy Shively and his wife, Mrs. Edith Shively, were arrested Saturday night by Officer Marks at their home in the Baltimore block on the charge of disorderly conduct. Shively stated that he was born at Butler, is a livery-man by occupation, married, 28 years of age. He pleaded not guilty.
Mrs. Shively stated that she was born in Wisconsin and is 28 years of age. She said she was not disorderly. Shively told the court that his wife struck him with a shoe and the wife said her husband was drunk and she was merely trying to keep him in the house. Chief Well told the court that the arresting officer reported to him that the woman made such a noise during the rumpus that it could have been heard two blocks. The mayor continued the case until the arresting officer could be present and more light could be thrown on matters.
Extracted from The Mansfield News, Tuesday, October 6, 1903, Page 3, Column 1: The case of Andy Shively and Mrs. Edith Shively, the former's wife, who were arrested Saturday night by Officer Marks on the charge of disorderly conduct were called up last night. The cases had been continued from the morning session until evening for the reason that the arresting officer was not present. Officer Marks gave the mayor a little enlightenment in regard to matters and as a result he fined Shively $8.60 and his wife $13.60. The mayor says that there is a good deal of complaint coming from the Baltimore block from time to time and he proposes to break some of it up at least.
In The Mansfield News, Thursday, December 24, 1903, Page 6, Column 2: In Probate Court, 1158, Edith Shively vs. Andrew Shively. Civil action. Divorce
Further extracted from The Mansfield News, Friday, February 5, 1904, Page 10, Column 3: In probate court Judge Bricker has granted Edith Shively a divorce from her husband, Andrew Shively, on the grounds of gross neglect of duty and cruelty.
An unpleasant article regarding Andrew Shively was extracted from The Mansfield News, Saturday Evening, October 8, 1910, Page 2, Columns 1-2:
Woman Dragged Into Dark Alley
Fellow Seizes a Woman as She is Passing the Alley Next to Lantz's Store in the Heart of the City but a Young Man Comes to Her Assistance--Second Attempt to Grab the Woman Results in His Being Grabbed by a Policeman--Mayor "Salts" Him Four Months in the Columbus Workhouse
Police court lasted from 9:30 o'clock on Saturday morning until 11:40 a.m. Although there were two cases to try they were both long drawn out affairs, necessitating the use of a number of witnesses in each case.
Andrew Shively was arrested Friday night in Temple court by Officer Shireman on the charge of molesting and assaulting a woman. When arraigned the defendant stated he was born in Ohio, is working for a livery stable, single and 32 years of age. When asked to plead to the charge of attacking a woman named Mary Richardson he said he had been very drunk and did not know what he was doing.
Mary Richardson, the prosecuting witness, was sworn, took the stand and told the story of the assault. She said he was passing by the rear end of the old Blecker block on East Fourth street about 8 o'clock in the evening when Shively came up out of the basement, seized her and dragged her into the dark alley just west of Lantz's dry goods store. She said he choked her and continued to pull her along in spite of her struggles until a point was reached in an intersecting alley in the rear of Lantz's store. The woman said she fought and screamed as loudly as she could and a young man named F. J. Weitmer came back and then the villain let go and started away. When the rescuer started to go away the fellow who had attacked her came back again. Then Weitmer hustled over to Main street and secured a policeman who arrested Shively.
F. J. Weitmer, who came to the rescue of Mary Richardson, was sworn and testified substantially as above, he having observed Shively grab the woman and drag her back into the dark alley. He said he first followed to see what it was about, thinking it was a scrap between the two but when the woman yelled for help and said the man was killing her he went after them and then the assailant skipped.
The defendant had nothing to say for himself except that he didn't know anything about what happened. He stated he had been in the city 15 weeks. The mayor took up the case and said he proposed to make any and all streets in Mansfield perfectly safe for women and girls either day or night and in order that there might be a warning sent forth to any others who might like to try this sort of thing he would make an example of Mr. Shively. Then the mayor fined him $50 and costs and committed him to the Columbus workhouse. This fine and costs will keep the woman's assailant in the workhouse for a period of more than four months.
From The Mansfield News, Tuesday, June 27, 1911, Page 8, Column 2: Marriage Licenses: Andrew Shively, of Mansfield, and Addie Whitney, of Mansfield.