Michael Shively was born on 16-April-1847 in Indiana and died 10-January-1939 in Harwood, Blue Mound Township, Vernon County, Missouri. He was the son of John Shively who was born in Germany and Anna Meliza. Michael Shively married Elizabeth Gregory in 1869. Elizabeth Gregory was born 26-August-1853 in Moulton, Appanoose County, Iowa and died 4-September-1935 in Vernon County, Missouri. Michael Shively and Elizabeth Gregory are located on the 1930, 1920 and 1910 Blue Mound Township, Vernon County, Missouri and 1880 Washington Township, Appanoose County, Iowa.
A report of the sixtieth wedding anniversary celebration of Michael Shively and Elizabeth Gregory was recorded in The Moulton Weekly Tribune, Thursday, November 14, 1929, Page 1, Column 2:
Missouri Couple Celebrated Wedding Anniversary At Their Home In Harwood
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Shively, Harwood, Mo., celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary with a reunion of relatives and friends at their farm home 2 1/2 miles N.W. of Harwood, Missouri, October 31, 1929.
Mr. Shively was born in Indiana, April 16, 1847. At the age of six years moved with his parents to Schuyler county, Missouri and resided there sixteen years.
Mrs. Shively was born in Appanoose county, Iowa, August 26, 1853.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively (Miss Elizabeth Gregory) were married at her home, 1869. They are parents of three daughters; Mrs. D. M. Clevenger, Harwood, Missouri; Mrs. J. P. Clark, Moulton, Iowa; and Mrs. W. J. Neely, Clinton, Missouri and one son, Mr. J. F. Shively, Harwood, Missouri. There are fifteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
There were only two daughters present, Mrs. D. M. Clevenger and Mrs. W. J. Neely. Mrs. J. P. Clark sent her sincere regrets that she could not be present owing to ill health.
Hosts of relatives and friends gathered at the noon hour, bringing well filled baskets of good eats. Dinner was served cafeteria style, everyone enjoying it immensely. Scores of remembrances and presents were received. In late evening all departed wishing Mr. and Mrs. Shively many more happy wedding anniversaries.
After the friends had departed Mr. and Mrs. Shively rehearsed the events of the day and recalled to their mind the couples married at or near the time they were, and only few couples left, enjoying life together. Although they are an elderly couple both are hale and hearty.
The death of Elizabeth Gregory Shively was extracted from The Moulton Weekly Tribune, Thursday, September 12, 1935, Page 1, Column 5:
Death Calls Former Moulton Resident
Elizabeth Gregory, daughter of Isaac and Eliza Ann Gregory was born Aug. 26, 1853 near Moulton, Iowa and departed this life at the age of 82 years and 8 days. She was converted at the age of 13 and united with the Christian church. Mrs. Shively was married to Michael Shively on October 31, 1869. She was a kind and loving wife and mother.
To this union 5 children were born. She is survived by her loving companion and 3 children: Mrs. D. M. Clevenger, Harwood, Mo., Mrs. W. J. Neely, Clinton and Mr. J. F. Shively of the home address. One daughter and an infant son preceded her in death. She is also survived by two brothers; D. A. Gregory, Long Beach, California; I. O. Gregory, Chicago, Illinois, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, besides other relatives and a host of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively made their home near Moulton, Iowa, living there from 1869 until 1902 when they moved to their home near Fair Haven, Mo., and remained there until September 1, 1934. Mr. and Mrs. Shively celebrated their golden wedding anniversary October 31, 1930.
Altho Mrs. Shively had been in ill health for the past 5 years she endured her sickness with patience. She remained in her home until she became bedfast and then was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Clevenger last September where she was tenderly cared for until her death on September 4, 1935.
Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Shively, who died Wednesday morning were held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at Harwood. The Rev. A. M. Broughton of Harwood conducted the services. Burial was in the Harwood cemetery.