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.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Caroline "Carrie" Shively Richardson, Who Lived In Taylor County, Kentucky To Weld County, Colorado

Caroline Shively Richardson
The family of Caroline "Carrie" Shively Richardson would like help in locating her death date and place of death. She had an interesting life and the family would like to know where she died and where she is buried.  A few of the facts on the life of Caroline Shively were extracted from Hunting For Our Roots which was researched by Suzy Bracey and Beverly Colvin Smith.
Caroline "Carrie" Shively was the daughter of Perry Sylvester Shively and Susan Margaret Melton. She was born in 1878 in Mannsville, Taylor County, KY.The last known place of residence was in Greeley, Weld County, CO at 315 Fifth Avenue about 1951.  Caroline was married to George W. Richardson and they lived in New Mexico and Colorado.  George W. Richardson died on 23-February-1943 in Greeley, CO.
"Caroline left the Spurlington/Campbellsville, KY area around 1914 and followed her older sister, Gertrude, to Louisville and began working as a nanny/housekeeper."  The two sisters were located in the 1914, 1915 and 1917 Louisville City directories.
"In September of 1917, Caroline and Gertrude Shively bought the 132 1/2 acre farm that would end up being the home place for their other sister, Cordelia "Cordie" White, their father Perry Sylvester Shively and Cordie's son, Charles S. White". 
By 1920 Caroline has married George W. Richardson and they are living in Colorado.   In the household is Alberta V. Richardson, age 7. George and Caroline are listed on the 1930 New Mexico, Dona Ana County census.  The newspaper obituary for George W. Richardson was located in The Greeley Daily Tribune, Wednesday, February 24,1943, Page 2, Col 3:
            G. Richardson Dies Tuesday
George W. Richardson,  68,   of 1443 Fifth  street  died at   
Caroline Shively Richardson
Presbyterian hospital, Denver, Tuesday night following an operation, which he underwent there a week ago.   His death came as a shock to his family, for his condition was regarded as very satisfactory earlier in the day.
Mr. Richardson was born Dec. 25, 1876 in Cambridge, Ia.  For 15 years he was associated with the U.S. Indian service in New Mexico, and inter farmed.  He had lived in Greeley the past three years, and had been in poor health all that time.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Caroline Richardson of Greeley, a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Wood of Hatch, N.M., four grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Etta Richardson, long a teacher in the Greeley high school.
Macys will announce funeral arrangements.
George W. Richardson was buried in the Linn Grove Cemetery in Weld County, Colorado.  

"In 1950-1951, at the age of 72-73, Caroline made her final trip to Campbellsville, KY.  It is told that Charles and Audrey White were sitting on the front porch at the farm in Spurlington, one HOT summer day when they saw someone walking down the road carrying a big bundle.  They wondered 'WHO IN THE WORLD?' and 'WHAT ARE THEY CARRYING'???  It was Caroline, coming home to visit the family she had not seen in about 30 years.  She brought a few clothes with her and the bundle..?..her full length fur coat! While she was there, which was for several months, Aunt Carrie lived with her sister, Cordie Shively White, Charles, Audrey and their son, Mike, who was about 5 years old.  She visited her other sisters Gertrude and Sallie and other family members while she was there."

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