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, September 21, 2013

Enterprise Dry Goods Company In Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan 1894

On the 1870 City of Coldwater, County of Branch Michigan is the household of John W. Shively, age 34 who is a dry goods merchant, wife Emma age 28,  and son Fred W age 7. John W. Shively was the son of John Shively and Margaret Myers. John W. Shively was born ca 1832 and died 30-Dec-1902, Emma Hadley Shively was born ca 1842 and died 22-Feb-1873, and son Fred W. Shively was born ca 1862 and died 30-Mar-1895.  Members of this family are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Branch County, Michigan.

The following information was extracted from the Evening Telegram, Adrian, Michigan,  Saturday, January 13, 1894, Page 3, Column 5:
Nothing Succeeds Like Success
Last Thursday the Enterprise Dry Goods Co., of Coldwater, opened at No. 3 East Maumee street, and since that time the store has been filled with buyers.  Mr. Fred Shively, who has charge of this store, says that business here has more than met his expectations, in fact on the opening day he was obliged to get six additional clerks to wait upon customers.  The Enterprise Dry Goods Store is all its name implies, and the public are not slow to appreciate this fact.  They did not come to Adrian to unload a lot of cheap goods, but are giving the best of everything in the dry goods line at prices never duplicated in Lenawee county before.  Follow the crowd and you will get there.

The Evening Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, Monday, January 29, 1894, Page 3, Column 3:
Enterprise Dry Goods Co.
The Crowds Still Continue At Their Store To Get The Bargains Offered
The phenomenal success of the Enterprise Dry Goods Co., of Coldwater, since they came to this city three weeks ago, has been somewhat of a surprise to people not acquainted with their way of doing business.  Their store has been crowded nearly every day, and they have disposed of a large amount of goods. In the afternoon and evenings the crowds have increased into veritable jams, and the way they carried away goods would indicate that the ladies know bargains when they see them.
This store, at No. 3 East Maumee St., is none other than a branch of the well-known Shively Dry Goods Co., of Coldwater, which has been in existence in that city for the past 35 years, and has gained a reputation for strictly first-class goods at lowest prices, second to no other establishment in Southern Michigan.  Fred W. Shively, the junior member of the firm, has charge of the branch store in this city, and the large business enjoyed here would indicate that he is no novice at the business and knows how to cater to the public wants.
Dry Goods are sold at auction every afternoon at 2 o'clock, and every evening at 7 o'clock.  As their stay will terminate soon in this city, it behooves everyone looking for bargains to get in and secure some of the plums before it is everlastingly too late.

The Evening Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, Tuesday, May 22, 1894, Page 3, Column 3:
A Coldwater dispatch states that the Shively Dry Goods company has been compelled to close its doors, and L. S. Baumgartner & Co., have possession of the stock.  The liabilities are $9,000, and the assets are probably about the same. This is the firm that ran an auction dry goods store in Adrian for some time last winter, and without a doubt they were selling goods at less than cost, to raise money.

The Evening Telegram, Adrian, Michigan, Tuesday, April 2, 1895, Page 3, Column 2:
Fred Shively, a Coldwater young man well known in this city, committed suicide in Chicago last Saturday night.  He was the gentleman who conducted the Enterprise dry goods store in this city one year ago in the building now occupied by The Leader, No 3 East Maumee street.  He ran the store for his father J. W. Shively, of Coldwater and acted as auctioneer each evening.  He was a very genteel young man and made many friends while here.  Shively had gone to Chicago to have his eyes treated and was told his case was hopeless.  He was 32 years of age.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Austin Elmer Shively And Wife Rosa May Moore Who Lived In Fulton County, Indiana

Austin Elmer Shively
Austin Elmer Shively was born 14-Sep-1873 in Fulton County, IN and died 2-Apr-1949 in Fulton County, IN.  He was the son of William Shively and Mary Ellen Heeter.  William Shively and Roselia Shively, father and sister of Elmer Shively, were the subjects of the March 15, 2013 blog.  Elmer Shively was married to Rosa May Moore on 19-Dec-1896 in Fulton County.  Elmer and Rosa were the parents of the following children:  Devon (1898-1972), Lester (1902-1942), Raymond (1903-1966) and Mary born 1913.  Elmer and Rosa are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Henry Township, Fulton Co., IN census records. Elmer is listed in the household of his son, Devon, on the 1940 Henry Township, Fulton County census record.

The following obituary was extracted from the Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, IN, Monday Evening, December 5, 1938, Page 9, Column 6:
Mrs. Elmer Shively Summoned By Death
Rochester, Ind., Dec 5 -- Mrs. Elmer Shively, 61, well known resident of the Athens community, died Sunday night at the home of her son, Lester Shively of Mishawaka.  Death followed a long illness.  Mrs. Shively had been in the home of her son for the past five months.
Mrs. Shively was born June 1, 1877, in Fulton county, daughter of Lafayette and Hannah Moore.  She spent her entire life in Fulton county.
Surviving are:  husband, Elmer Shively; three son, Devon Shively of Rochester and Lester and Raymond Shively of Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Inez Walker, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from Athens Church of God with Rev. Daniel Slaybaugh in charge.  Interment will be made in Mr. Hope cemetery in Athens.

Located in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune,  Monday Evening, April 4, 1949, Page 8, Column 6:
Hold Rites Today For Fulton Farmer
Rochester, Ind. -- Funeral rites for Austin Elmer SHively, 75, will be conducted at the Foster funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday by the Rev. Daniel Slaybaugh,  Akron.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.
Mr. Shively, a farmer of Newcastle township, died early Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital after a four weeks' illness.
A lifelong resident of Fulton county, he was born September 14, 1873, the son of William and Mary Ellen Shively.  On December 19, 1896, he was married to Rosie May Moore who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Raymond, Mishawaka; and Devon, Rochester; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Miller, Akron; four brothers, Noah, Martin, and Charles, all of Rochester; and Everett, Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Bryant and Mrs. Ola Shively, Akron; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Another son and daughter are dead.

Friday, September 6, 2013

William Shively Who Lived In Madison County, Indiana

Beth Oljace, who works at the Anderson Public Library, extracted the following newspaper obituary for WIlliam Shively from the Anderson Herald, Sunday, April 25, 1909, Page 2:   
Funeral This Morning Of Aged Man And Little Girl
WIlliam Shively and Margaret Shively to be Buried Today at Strawton--Funeral
at Home of Mrs. J. Hamilton
This morning the funeral of William N. Shively and his granddaughter Miss Margaret Rosetta Shively, will be held from the home of his daughter and her aunt, Mrs. James Hamilton at 1516 Henry street.   The grandfather died Friday at his home at Crawfordsville, and the body reached here last night at 7:10 o'clock and the body is at the Hamilton home.  The child's death occurred at the Shively home at 2111 East Lynn street yesterday morning at 9 o'clock.  The body will be taken this morning to the Hamilton home in time for the double funeral at eight o'clock.
At the Hamilton home Rev. Postlethwaite, of the United Brethren church will assist in the services over the child's body and Rev. Winfrey of the Summitville Christian church will assist in the obsequies over the grandfather's remains.  Sella Bros. are the undertaker for the child while Clayte Sells has charge of the body of Mr. Shively.  Immediately after the ceremonies the two bodies will be taken overland to the Cary cemetery near Strawtown, for interment side by side.
Mr. Shively was 66 years of age and is survived by three daughters and one son, Mr. William Shively of 2111 East Lynn street, father of the deceased girl, who was seventeen months old.  Mrs. Hamilton of Henry street is one of the three daughters.
It is said that no such funeral was ever held in the city.           

Extracted from the Anderson Morning Herald, Tuesday, May 7, 1907, Page 1:
Mrs. Shively Died Of An Injury
Fell a Week Ago and Broke Her Hip and Owing to Age the Injury
Proved to be a Fatal One
West Of The City
As the result of a fall about a week ago, from which she sustained a broken hip, Mrs. William Shively, residing two miles west of the Anderson Carriage works, died this morning at 1:15 o'clock.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Mrs. Shively is the wife of William Shively, a farmer.  She had resided at the farm home where death occurred for two years.  The husband and several grown children survive, only one of whom, Mrs. Rose Ink, was at home.  She had come home but a week or so ago, in order to be with the invalid mother.  The other children are also married, and reside at a distance.
The deceased was about 63 years of age, and the injury sustained when she fell a week ago refused to heal, owing to her age.