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.