David Austin Shively was born 8-October-1885 in Wabash County, Indiana. He was married on 28-January-1908 in Wabash County, Indiana to Rhena "Catherine" Naber. She was born on 5-December-1886. Austin Shively was the son of John W. Shively (born May-1860, Miami County, IN died 7-August-1933 Howard County, IN) and Julia Ann Butterbaugh (died 1930). John W. and Julia Shively are buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash County, IN.
The photo at the left was extracted from The Arcadia Tribune, Arcadia, California, Sunday, February 25, 1973, Page 9, Columns 1-2:
A. Shively 65th Marked
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shively were honored on their 65th wedding anniversary at a reception held at the home of their granddaughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Jones Jr. of West Forest Avenue in Arcadia. The Shivelys, who reside in Monrovia, were longtime Arcadia residents. The home was beautifully decorated with white wedding bells and floral arrangements, one of which was anthuriums, torch ginger, ti leaves and other exotic blooms, sent from Hawaii by their son, Don and his wife, Dorothy, who were unable to be present.
Their daughter, Miriam, and her husband, Edward Davis of Runnings Springs and the couple's five grandchildren were at the celebration. Grandchildren are: Wayne Davis, Glendora; Kaye Davis Cefaloni of San Jose; Paul Shively of Glendora; Bruce Shively, Arcadia, and the hostess, Donna Jones. The Shivelys also have 11 great grandchildren.
Mr. Shively's sister, Mrs. Maud Replogle, from LaVerne was the only one present who was at the wedding 65 years ago.
One wall of the living room was highlighted with pictures of the Shivelys on their wedding day, past wedding anniversaries, and other family pictures dating back to the turn of the century, which had been framed and hung especially for the reception by Mrs. Jones.
Mrs. Shively wore a white orchid and he a white carnation, which were given them by their daughter and son-in-law. More than 70 relatives and friends celebrated the great day with the couple.
Catherine Naber became the bride of Austin Shively in North Manchester, Ind., and their 65th anniversary was celebrated Jan. 28.
They lived on a farm in Indiana until 1924 when they came to California and settled in Arcadia, where they resided until 1957 when they moved to their present home in Monrovia.
Mr. Shively was an electrical contractor until he retired in 1951. The couple were active members of the Arcadia Presbyterian Church for many years.
The picture at the right was extracted from The Arcadia Tribune, Arcadia, California, Friday, July 13, 1934, Page 4, Column 4:
Miriam Shively Wed, Saturday Evening, At Community Church;
On Saturday evening Arcadia Community church was the scene of a beautiful wedding ceremony when Miriam Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shively of 53 Haven street, became the bride of Edward N. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Davis of 715 North Marengo avenue, Pasadena.
Eight o'clock was the hour of the nuptials, and the bride wore a gown of white chiffon organdy over white taffeta fashioned in princess style, and carried white gardenias, lilies of the valley and orchids. The bride also wore a finger tip length veil trimmed with lace border, and was given in marriage by her father.
Miss Vera Goehler, cousin of the bride, from Indiana, attired in a gown of apricot taffeta with harmonizing wide green sash, served her cousin as maid of honor, and carried Talisman roses and sweet peas. The matron of honor was Mrs. Otto Cytron, who wore a green taffeta with pink sash and carried pink roses and sweet peas. Otto Cytron, a close friend of the groom, served as best man and Herbert Owens and Henry Shedd were ushers.
Mrs. Helen Bliss Hutchison, harpist, played softly "The Song of Love,", "Liebestraum" throughout the ceremony, and played the wedding march by Mendelsohn also on the harp. The soloist, Donald Shively, brother of the bride, sang "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," accompanied on the harp. Dr. N. Milo Fiske read the wedding service.
The mother of the bride wore a flowered organelle over apricot and a corsage of gardenias; the mother of the bridegroom was attired in a navy blue gown.
After a reception, following the ceremony, held at the home of the bride's parents, which was attended by seventy-five friends and relatives, the pair left for a honeymoon trip of three weeks which will take them to San Francisco, Crater Lake, Oregon Caves, Seattle, Vancouver and other points north. The bride wore a shell pink crepe going-away outfit with white accessories.
One hundred and fifty friends and relatives attended the wedding ceremony. The brides a graduate of Monrovia high school and is a charter member of the Theta Phi sorority. The bridegroom attended Washington State Normal School before coming to California. After August 1 the pair will be at home in Pasadena.
Austin (listed as Oston) Shively is listed with his parents on the 1900 Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana census. Austin Shively, wife Rueha and daughter Meriam are listed on the 1910 Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana census. In the 1920 Wasbash County census is the household of Austin Shively, wife Rhena, daughter Merriam and son Donald. The family is listed on the 1930 Pasadena Township, city of Arcadia, Los Angeles, County, California census. In the household are Austin Shively, wife Kathryn, daughter Miriam, son Donald and mother-in-law Mary Naber.
The Arcadia Tribune contains several articles on the family of Austin Shively. Extracted from The Arcadia Tribune, Friday, July 31, 1931, Page 7, Column 3:
Indiana To Be Visited
Seven Years' Absence From Home Town Reveals Many Changes But
Happiness Will Reign
Tuesday saw the departure of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Shively of Haven street, for their former home in New Manchester, Indiana, Mrs. Mary Naber, mother of Mrs. Shively, accompanying them on the automobile trip.
Mrs. Naber has lived in Arcadia for the last two years, but will be left in Indiana when the Shively family returns about September 1. Donald Shively, son of the Haven street couple, left a few weeks ago for Indiana, and will more likely return with his parents after several months' visit.
Mrs. Shively has not been back to her old home for seven years, though Mr. Shively was called back through illness in his family last year, remaining but a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively grew up together on the same street in New Manchester, and all their relatives and many friends are still there, which means a truly enjoyable stay will be had by the Arcadia electrician, by his wife and son.