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, July 19, 2013

James Madison Shively And Wives, From Vinton County, Ohio To Canyon County, Idaho

James Madison Shively Idaho Death Certificate
James Madison Shively was born on 22-June-1854 in Vinton County, Ohio and died on 2-September-1927 in Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho.  He was the son of David Shively (1822-1885) and Rachel Amy Bell (1821-1886).  James Madison Shively was married three times.  On 6-January-1876 in Vinton Co., OH he was married to Sarah Emily Sain who was born 24-Mar-1858 Vinton Co., OH and died 23-Nov-1891 in Whitman Co., WA. James and Sarah had the following children:  Olive J. Shively born 2-Mar-1877 in Ohio died 14-Aug-1961 in WA, married 1st to Robert Isaac Magoffin and 2nd to Delbert Hart; Ora Lottie Ivy Shively born 9-Jun-1879 in KS died 7-Oct-1970 in WA; Leonard D. Shively born 29-May-1882 in WA died 12-Aug-1953 in OR; Daisy Shively born 30-Mar-1885 died 26-May-1874 in WA; Grace Shively born 13-Jan-1888 died June-1965.   

James Madison Shively was married a second time Sarah I. Cole Taylor. Additional information on the family of Sarah was extracted from newspapers in Twin Falls County, Idaho.  Located in The Twin Falls Times, Friday, September 5, 1913, Page 8, Column 2:  
Kimberly, Ida., Sept. 1, 1913.....The home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Shively has been a regular summer resort for the past two months, the occasion being a family reunion.  Miss Annie D. Holmes of Laurier, Washington, has spent her entire vacation with her sister, Mrs. Shively, while another sister, Mrs. C. I. Wiggins, came later from Canyon City, Texas.  Somewhat later W. C. Cole, a brother, came from Pattonsburg, Missouri, thus completing the family, since the father, Mr. Orin Cole, has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Shively for several years past. For two weeks the family had a merry time together, taking in the sights and enjoying things in general.  Miss Annie D. Holmes returned to her school at Laurier, Washington; Mr. Orin Cole, the father, went to Canyon City, Texas, with his daughter, Mrs. Wiggins, to spend the winter;  W. H. Cole went home to Pattonsburg, Mo., by way of Canyon City, Texas, to assist with the aged father. All guests were greatly pleased with the country and were loathe to leave our fair climate.
The newspaper obituary for Sarah I. Cole Taylor Shively is found in The Twin Falls Times, Tuesday, January 27, 1914, Page 1, Column 5:
Death Of Mrs. J. M. Shively
Well Known Kimberly Woman Passes To Great Beyond
Mrs. Sarah I. Shively, wife of J. M. Shively, of Kimberly, died at Portland, Oregon, January 3rd, 1914, after a prolonged sickness caused from cancer.  Mrs. Shively had not been well since last summer and this fall went to Spokane, Wash., to consult physicians as to an operation.  The physicians discouraged this, knowing she would never recover from the shock, but told her it was simply a matter of time.  A specialist of that disease was next consulted in Portland, Oregon, but with the same result.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively came to Idaho six years ago and settled on their farm one mile north and two east of Kimberly.  Mrs. Shively leaves, besides her husband, a son, Ora D. Taylor, and his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Aimee D. Holmes of Lurier, Wash., and Mrs. Bell Wiggins of Canyon, Texas; a brother, Harry Cole of Pattonsburg, Mo., and an aged father, Mr. Orin Cole, who until last summer, made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Shively.
Mrs. Shively was buried in Orting, Washington, where she lived in her earlier days.

James Madison Shively was married a third time on 17-February-1916 in Los Angeles, California to Miss Mary Ella Brunson.  The Marriage License states "James Madison Shively a native of Ohio, aged 64 years, resident of Twin Falls, Idaho and Mary Ella Brunson, a native of Illinois, ageed 46 years, resident of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, California" were married.  Mary Ella Brunson was the daughter of W. S. Brunson and Suan Goble.  The  date of death from the California Death Index for Mary Ella Shively is listed as 5-August-1943 in Los Angeles, California.  Her birth date is listed as 24-September-1865 in Illinois.

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