Owen Shively, born 20-March-1824 in Stark County, Ohio was the son of Daniel Shively and Mary Sarah Weaver. Owen Shively was married to Mary Wintrode McClure in Huntington County, Indiana on 29-June-1848. Mary Wintrode was married first to Alfred H. McClure in Huntington County, Indiana on 2-May-1841. Mary Wintrode McClure Shively died 13-July-1889. Owen Shively married second on 11-March-1890 in Huntington County to Eva Weaver Plum. Eve Weaver was married first on 17-February-1857 to George Plum.
Extracted from the Evening Herald, Huntington, Indiana, Saturday, July 24, 1909, Page 7, Column 3:
Aged War Veteran
Owen Shively Dies At Andrews Home Friday
Long A Resident There
Member Of Famous Forty-Seventh Indiana Volunteers During Civil War--Funeral Sunday
Owen Shively, a respected resident and venerable war veteran of Andrews, died Friday evening at six o'clock at his home, after an illness of three months with heart troubles, superinduced by general infirmities. He was eighty-five years, four months and three days old. Mr. Shively had been a resident of Andrews since a young man and was one of the familiar characters of that town many years.
Born in Starke county, Ohio, March 20, 1824, Mr. Shively came to Huntington county and located in the little hamlet of Andrews when a young man. In 1848 he married Miss Mary McClure, who died July, 1889. Children surviving this union are Jacob and Henry Shively and Lizzie Gibbons, who live in the west, and Mrs. John Lyons of Andrews, who recently came there from Fitzgerald, Ga. His second marriage was to Mrs. Eva Plum at Andrews on March 11, 1890, and she survives him.
On October 24, 1861, Mr. Shively enlisted as a private in Company E 47th Indiana Infantry, and served through many important engagements with that famous organization. He was discharged on December 14, 1863, but realized the need of further services to his country and re-enlisted the next day and went again to the front. He remained with his command through the hard campaigns in the south until his discharge October 23, 1865, at Baton Rouge, La., at the close of the war. His service record was a valiant one and spoke well of his valor as a patriot during the trying times of the rebellion.
Returning to Andrews after the war, he settled down to a quiet life and never became prominent nor sought publicity. Surviving, beside his immediate family, are a brother, Jacob Shively of Oregon, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Gibbons of Iowa and Mrs. Joel Cramer of Andrews. He was a member of the Christian church at Andrews and funeral services will be conducted in the edifice on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. J. T. Lucky officiating. Pall bearers will be selected as per his request from the G.A.R. organization at Andrews. Interment will be at Riverside.
The newspaper obituary for Mary Wintrode McClure Shively was found in The Huntington Herald, Huntington, Indiana, Friday, July 19, 1889, Page 3, Column 6:
Death Of Mrs. Shively
The death of a prominent and aged inhabitant of Dallas township occurred Saturday afternoon. The deceased is Mrs. Owen Shively, aged sixty-eight years, whose husband survives her. She was a sister to Captain Wintrode, of this city, whom she leaves, with two other brothers, Samuel and Daniel, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Isenberger. Of a family of thirteen children, only four now remain, of whom the Captain is the oldest.
A singular characteristic in the Wintrode family is that its membership numbered four sons and nine daughters exactly duplicated in this respect the family of the grandparents on the mother's side. Not only were the numbers exactly alike, but the sons and daughters came in the same order and strange to say, the deaths in the two families are very nearly counterparts.
Mrs. Shively was regarded with high esteem and will be greatly missed in the community.
The funeral took place at Andrews Monday afternoon and from this city was attended by Captain and Mrs. Wintrode.
The newspaper obituary for Eva Weaver Plum Shively was located in the Huntington Evening Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1911, Page 3, Column 3:
Mrs. Shively Died Suddenly
Had Just Completed Decorating Grave Of Late Husband
Acute Heart Illness
Excitement Of Sad Emotion Caused Demise
"I Wonder Who Will Be Buried First?"
Was Question Put To Mrs. Shively By Mrs. Myers, Who Accompanied Her--Then Came Collapse And Quick Death
With an answer to the question, "I wonder who will be the first of us two to be buried next?" hardly passed her lips, Mrs. Eva Shively, widow of the late Owen Shively, fell in a faint and expired within a few minutes while in Riverside cemetery at Andrews Tuesday morning. She had gone to the cemetery in company with Mrs. Myers and the two had placed floral tributes on the graves of their husbands, the two being buried on the same lot. As the ladies turned to depart, Mrs. Myers spoke to Mrs. Shively with the question, "I wonder which of us will be buried first?" Mrs. Shively answered that such a question was hard to answer, and in the same breath complained of illness.
Seeing that her companion was about to faint, Mrs. Myers stepped to her side. Mrs. Shively braced up. It began to sprinkle just then and Mrs. Myers asked her if she thought she could walk to the shelter of the tool house nearby. Mrs. Shively replied that she thought she could, but collapsed before she had taken many steps. Several men at the tool house rushed to the ladies and assisted in carrying Mrs. Shively to the shelter of the small structure and there she died immediately. The body was taken to the Kilty undertaking rooms and later to the Shively home. Death was due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Shively was sixty-nine years old. She had been afflicted with heart trouble a number of months, suffering frequent attacks. Monday night an acute illness came near being fatal, but as usual she rallied and Tuesday morning was apparently in her regular health. She was twice married, her former name having been Plum. Both husbands are dead, Mr. Shively's death having occurred two years ago last month. Mrs. Shively and Mrs. Myers were intimate friends and they planned to visit the cemetery Decoration day morning to decorate the graves of their husbands, whose graves were on the same lot.
Throughout their stay at the graves, Mrs. Myers noticed that Mrs. Shively was laboring under sad emotion. Several times the afflicted lady remarked she would have to rest a bit to get her breath. After they started from the graves, Mrs. Shively was seen to put her hand to her breast and gasp as if in sharp pain. Then followed the fainting spell and collapse, terminating in her death.
Surviving are three sons by her first marriage. They are Alfred Plum of Wabash, Charles of Logansport and Henry of Hammond. Funeral arrangements were delayed pending the arrival of the latter from Hammond. Interment will be at Riverside, beside the grave she decorated Tuesday. Services will be conducted in the Christian church, she having held membership in that church.