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, November 22, 2013

George Shively And Elizabeth Gravis Who Lived In Tuscarawas County, Ohio

George W. Shively/Katherine Kalmbach
The children of George Shively, who was born in Germany, and wife Elizabeth Gravis, are located in records from Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  P J Crawford extracted a record from the Massillon Independent, Massillon, Ohio, January 01, 1892, Page 4 which indicates George Shively died 31-Dec-1891. Elizabeth Gravis Shively was born 10-June-1856 in Stark County, OH and died 14-January-1949 in  Tuscarawas County, OH. Elizabeth Gravis Shively married second Reinhard (Rheinhart) Medam on 18-June-1896 in Tuscarawas County.  Listed on the 1900 Tuscarawas census are John Medam, wife Elizabeth, stepson George Shively, stepson David Shively, stepson Charles T Shively, son William F Medam, and daughter Flossie B Medam. Listed on the 1910 Tuscarawas census are Rinehart Medam, wife Elizabeth, daughter Flossie, daughter Helen and stepdaughter Mary E. Shively.

Extracted from the Ohio Deaths for Mary E. Shively is the information that she was born on 4-November-1880 in Pittsburg, PA and died 26-October-1926 in Canton, Stark County, OH.  Her parents are listed as George Shively born in Germany and Elizabeth Gravis born in Ohio.  From The Evening Repository, Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, October 27, 1926, Page 18, Column 6:
Illness Proves Fatal
Miss Mary E. Shively, 45, employed as a waitress at John's restaurant, died Tuesday at Mercy hospital following a several months' illness from a complication of diseases.  Miss Shively was a member of the First Congregational church, the Canton chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Perservance council, Daughters of America.  She had been a resident of Canton 13 years.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Medam and two sisters, Mrs. Dewey Burrel and Mrs. Marvin Miller, all of Dover; four brothers, George Shively and David, of Strasburg, and C. T. Shively, of Gallup, N.M.  The body is at the Arnold funeral parlors.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of her cousin, Mr. and Mrs. George Cropper, 1615 23rd at NE. Rev. W. H. Longsworth will conduct the services.  Burial in Westlawn.

George William Shively, son of George Shively and Elizabeth Gravis, was born 10-June-1856 in Stark County, OH and died 26-July-1966 in Tuscarawas County, OH.  He was married on 29-Nov-1906 in Tuscarawas County to Katherine Kalmbach.  The picture of George and wife is above and was extracted from an article in The Daily Reporter,  Dover, Ohio, Wednesday, November 29, 1961 which detailed the couple celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Tuesday, July 26, 1966, Page 2, Column 4:
George W. Shively
STRASBURG -- George W. Shively, 83, of 137 1st st., died this morning in Union Hospital following a long illness.  He was a son of George and Elizabeth Gravis Shively and a member of the Strasburg EUB Church.
Surviving are his widow, Kathryn; a son, Blaine of here, well-known area musician; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Pfeiffer of Massillon; a brother, Charles of Gallop, N.M.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marvin Miller and Mrs. Dewey Burrell of Dover and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Steffe Funeral HOme.  Rev. Howard Fox will officiate with burial in Grandview Cemetery.

David Phillip Shively, son of George Shively and Elizabeth Gravis, was born 5-April-1885 in Stark County, OH and died 10-July-1962.  He was married on 5-September-1905 in Tuscarawas County to Grace Elsie Benfer.  Extracted from the Dover Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Tuesday, July 10, 1962, Page 9, Column 8:
David P. Shively
STASBURG – David P. Shively, 77, of 112 3rd St, SW, died of a heart attack this morning in his home.  A retired farmer and school bus driver, Shively was a member of the E.U.B. Church and has resided in this area more than 60 years.  His wife, Grace, died in 1961.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George MIzer of here; 2 brothers, George of here and Charles of Gallup, N.M.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Dewey Burrell and Mrs. Marvin Miller, of Dover; 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (Fast Time) in Steffe Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Fox officiating.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

Charles T. Shively, son of George Shively and Elizabeth Gravis, was born 14-March-1888 and died 15-December-1972 in McKinley County, NM.  The following article on Charles was extracted from The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Friday, February 17, 1950, Page 7, Column 2:
Have received word that Charles T. Shively, former Doverite, has retired from the postal service at Gallup, N.M., after being on Uncle Samuel's payroll more than 37 years.  He resided here on E. 11th-st, then Plano-st, and was employed by the Reeves Corrugating Works, long since dismantled.
Mr. Shively is a brother of Mrs. Marvin Miller and Mrs. Flossie Burrell of Dover and George and David Shively of Strasburg.  He went West about 40 years ago. A postal clerk in Santa Fe, he transferred to the Gallup office in 1919, upon his discharge from the Army after serving in World War I.  He was assistant postmaster at Gallup until 1941 when ill health caused him to transfer to Farmington, N.M.  He remained there a year and then returned to Gallup.
When he retired with almost 38 years of service, his colleagues gave him a set of luggage.  He plans to spend about eight months in Phoenix to recuperate and then will decide where to "settle down".  He has been active in the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges at Gallup.
Oh, yes, Mr. Shively now will have time to pursue his favorite hobby -- collecting stamps!

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