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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

James Madison Shively And Wives, Eva Leota Stephenson And Dora May Strader, Who Lived In Madison County, Indiana

James Madison Shively was born on 1-Sep-1868 Madison County, IN and died 5-May-1951 in Madison County, IN.  He was married 1st to Eva Leota Stephenson on 24-Dec-1890 in Hamilton County, IN. Eva was the adopted daughter of James and Isabella Karr per information on the 1880 Hamilton County, IN census records.  James was married 2nd to Dora May Strader on 30-June-1894.  James and Eva had two children, John W. Karr born 26-Jan-1892 (married Anna L. Carson) and Edna Glee Karr born 18-Mar-1893(married Herman Carson).  James and Dora had the following children:  Stanley C born Oct-1894 (married Rachel Crawford), Ethel M born Jan-1888, Roy F born June 1899, Arthur A born ca 1905, Lillian born ca 1911, Marshall born 1919 and Mildred born 1919 (married Theon Dunn). 

A great appreciation goes to Beth Oljace who works at the Anderson Public Library in Anderson, IN. She extracted several of the following newspaper obituaries in a very professional and timely manner in order that the information could be included in this blog.  Extracted from the Anderson Daily Bulletin, Saturday, May 5, 1951, Page 10, Column 1:
J. M. Shively Dies Today
James. M. (Bob) SHIvely, age 82, of 4408 St. Charles street, died this morning at 2 o’clock after an illness of eleven months. He made his home at the residence of his son, Arthur.
Born near Perkinsville, Mr. Shively had lived in this vicinity all of his life.  He came to Andreson in 1916 and was employed with the Lambert Manufacturing Company and, later, with the Dean Hill Pump Company.  His wife, Dora, died in June, 1950.
Surviving are four sons, Arthur, with whom he resided; Stanley and Roy Shively, Anderson, and John Carr, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Carson, Noblesville, and Mrs. Mildred Dunn, Anderson; 10 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Brugge, Crawfordsville.
The body was taken to the Brown and Eckenberg funeral home and was returned to the residence this afternoon.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Linwood Christian Church by Rev. Oscar Davis.  Burial will be in the Carey Webb cemetery, near Strawtown.

Extracted from the Daily Bulletin, Anderson, IN, Friday, June 23, 1950, Page 24, Column 1:
Dora Shively, Age 72, Dies Early Today
Mrs. Dora Mae Shively, age 72, wife of James M. (Bob) Shively, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at the family home, 615 east Nineteenth street.  She had been ill for several weeks.
Mrs. Shively was born in Ansonia, O., the daughter of Jacob and Alvina Strader, and came to Anderson at the age of 12 with her parents.  She had resided here for 60 years.
Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Dunn, and three sons, Stanley, Roy, and Arthur Shively, all of Anderson; two stepchildren, John Karr, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Edna Carson, near Perkinsville; 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren,  and one half-sister, Mrs. William Paxson, of Pennville, Ind.  Another son, P. F. C. Marshall Shively, was killed in January, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge.
The body was taken to the Brown and Eckenberg funeral home and late this afternoon was removed to the home of Arthur Shively, a son, at 4408 St. Charles street, where friends will be received.  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Linwood Christian Church by Rev. Oscar Davis.  Burial will be in Carey cemetery, near Strawtown.

From the Daily Bulletin, Tuesday, February 6, 1945, Page 1:
Pvt. Shively Is Killed In Action Jan. 12
Former Elwood Man  And Alexandria Soldier Die
World War II casualties in Madison county mounted today with word received of three soldiers killed in action, including one Anderson man, a former Elwood youth and Alexandria soldier.
Pvt. Marshall Shively, age 26, this city, was killed in action in France on Jan. 12, according to a message from the War Department received this morning by his wife, Mrs. Martha Shively, 2915 Monroe street.  The father of three young children, ranging in ages from seven to one.  Pvt. Shively had been in the army only about six months and had been overseas only since mid-December, less than a month before he was killed in battle.
A resident here most of his life, Pvt. Shively was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shively, 616 east Nineteenth street.  He attended local schools and later was employed at Delco-Remy plant.  He was taken into the army early last fall and after training at Camp Hood, Texas, was sent overseas to France into the invasion forces.  Besides the widow, he leaves three children, Jerry, age seven; Gretchen, age four, and Max, age one, his parents, three brothers, Stanley Shively, Westport; Arthur Shively, Indianapolis, and Roy Shively, Anderson; also two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Dunn and Mrs. Lillian Musick, of Anderson.

The following obituary was copied from The Anderson Herald, Saturday, June 1, 1957,  Page 2, Column 9:
Anderson Obituaries
 Stanley C. Shively
Stanley C. Shively, 62, 2127 W. 16th St., died suddenly at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at his home.  He had been in failing health for seven weeks.Mr. Shively was born in Anderson, a son of James and Dora Shively, and had resided here most of his life.  He was employed at the Lynch Coporation and was a former employee of the Pierce Governor Company.  He was a veteran of World War I, having served overseas with Company A of the 113th Infantry Division.
Survivors include the widow, June F.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Gascho, Noblesville; six grandchildren, a great-grandson, two brothers, Roy and Arthur Shively, both of Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Dunn, Noblesville; a half-sister, Mrs. Edward Carson, Perkinsville; a half-brother, John Carr, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Marshall Shively, died in World War II.
The body was taken to the Brown and Butz Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 3 p.m. today.   Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Oscar Davis, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Fishersburg, in charge.  Interment will be in Carey Cemetery, near Strawtown.

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