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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Naomi Shively, Daughter Of Henry Shively And Keziah LaBoyteaux, From Henry County, Indiana

Naomi Shively (Photo album of Dennis and Nancy Shively)
Naomi Shively, the daughter of Henry Shively and Keziah (Kesiah) LaBoyteaux, was born in Henry County, IN.  She was born February-1843 and died in Henry County, IN January-1912.  
The following newspaper article was located in the Goshen Mid Week News-Times, Goshen, IN, Tuesday, January 9, 1912, Page 3, Column 2:  Miss Naomi Shively, 68, of Newcastle, died of grief, following the death of her companion of a half century, Mrs. Sarah A. R. Boor.
The following census records give more detail on the life of Naomi Shively:  1870 Henry Co., IN, Henry Township, Newcastle; William F. Boor age 50, wife Sarah A. R. age 32, son Walter A. age 21, daughter Minnie L. age 12, son Orville L. age 10, domestic servant Naomi Shively age 26;  1880 Henry Co., IN, Henry Township, Newcastle; William F. Boor age 60, wife Sarah A. F. age 42, son Orville L. age 20, servant Naomi Shiveley age 36; 1900 Henry Co., IN, Henry Township, Newcastle; William F. Boor  born June 1819, wife Sarah A. R. born January 1838, servant Naomi Shiveley born February 1845; 1910 Henry Co., IN, Henry Township, Newcastle; Sarah A. Boor age 73 widowed, companion Naomi Shively age 66.  

The following article was extracted from The News-Times, Goshen, IN, Friday, November 3, 1911, Page 4, Column 6:
Cuts Off Son In Will
Mrs. Sarah Boor Wills Property To Nephew And Companion
Newcastle, Ind., Nov. 1----The will of the late Sarah A. R. Boor, prominent in the affairs of the Christian church in Indiana and of Bethany assembly, filed for probate in the circuit court, entirely cuts off her son, Dr. Orville Boor of Muncie, the will not even mentioning his name.  It is understood that Mrs. Boor became angered at her son when she gave $15,000 to the Christian Women's Board of Missions two years ago and he tried to prevent her from giving away the money.
The will gives the bulk of her property to W. E. M. Browne, a nephew, and provides for a companion, Naomi Shiveley.

An additional item regarding the will of Sarah A. R. Boor was located in the Indianopolis Star, Wednesday, November 1, 1911, Page 9, Column 5:
Son Files Suit To Set Aside Will Of Mother
Document Filed For Probate In Newcastle Cuts Him Off Without Cent
Newcastle, Ind., Oct. 31 -- Within twenty-four hours after the will of his mother, Mrs. Sarah A. R. Boor, which cut him off without a cent of her $50,000 estate and did not even mention his name, had been filed for probate in the Circuit Court, Dr. Orville Boor of Muncie, the only son and heir, filed suit to contest the will.  Boor asks the court to set the will aside on the grounds that his mother was of unsound mind when it was executed, that the will was unduly executed and that it was executed under the duress and by fraud and under influence.  Prof. William M. E. Brown, a nephew and music teacher of prominence of this city, is the principal beneficiary of the will and is made executor without bond, and he, with the other beneficiaries, Elizabeth Brown, a sister of Mrs. Boor, Naomi Shively, a companion, and the city of Newcastle to which Mrs. Boor willed her North Main street home as a public hospital, are made defendants to the suit.

This article was located in the Indianapolis Star, Tuesday, January 23, 1912, Page 4, Column 2:
Upholds Son's Contention
Newcastle Jude Grants Share In Estate Left By Mother
Newcastle, Ind., Jan. 22 -- By a ruling in the Circuit Court, Dr. Orville L. Boor, a Muncie veterinary surgeon, will share in the $50,000 estate of his mother, Mrs. Sarah A. R. Boor, who died here several weeks ago.  Dr. Boor was not mentioned in his mother's will, and brought suit to contest.  Judge Jackson upheld him, and the will, making numerous bequests, will not be probated.  The will gave the city the elegant Boor homestead for a hospital.  Some time prior to her death Mrs. Boor gave $15,000 to the Christian Women's Board of Missions, and later, when she began giving her property away, a guardian was appointed.  In the will Prof. W. E. M. Browne, a nephew of this city, was the principal beneficiary.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Francis Marion Shively, Son Of Frank Shively And Ursula Swinehart, Who Lived In Fulton County, Indiana

Francis Marion Shively was born on 17-July-1893 in Marshall County, IN and died on 1-October-1914 in Fulton County, IN. He was the son of Frank Shively and Ursula Swinehart.  Francis Marion Shively was married on 8-August-1913 to Readie Black. 

Newspaper articles help tell the story of this Shively family.  The obituary for Francis Shively was located in the Tri-County Gazette, Mentone, IN, Thursday, October 8, 1914, Page 1, Column 5:
Francis Marion Shively, son of Frank and Versula Shively, was born at Tippecanoe, Marshall county, Indiana,  July 17, 1893, and departed this life at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, Ind., Thursday Oct. 1, 1914, aged 21 years, 2 months and 14 days.
Francis Onstott, as he was commonly known, came to Akron with his mother when but a small lad and has lived all his life in and near town.
He was educated in our public schools, leaving high school in his junior year to take up  a work  position, to relieve the burdens and cares of his widowed mother.  The last three years he has been employed at Strongs' store where he served the public in a gracious, pleasing and honorable manner.
He was united in marriage with Readie, oldest daughter of Al Black, at Warsaw, Ind., August 8, 1913.
During the tabernacle meeting last winter, Mr. and Mrs. Shively both confessed their faith in Christ and were baptized by Elder McCallery of the Church of God.

On the 1910 Fulton County, IN,  town of Akron, census is the family of George W. Onstott age 66, wife Ursula age 41, son Chas. S age 29, stepson Francis age 16. On the 1900 Fulton County, IN census is the family of George W Onstott born Sept 1844, wife Ursula born July 1868, son Charles born July 1881, daughter Nellie born Dec 1887, son Jessie born Dec 1890, and stepson Francis born July 1893.  

Indiana marriage records list the marriage of Franklin Shively and Ursula Swihart on 22-July-1889 in Kosciusko County, IN.  The marriage of George W. Onstott and Ursula Swinehart is recorded as July 1896 in  Fulton County, IN.

It appears that Frank and Ursula had marital problems.  In the Tri-County Gazette, Saturday, January 7, 1893, Page 4, Column 4:
----Jan. 6, 1893.  My wife, Ursula Shively, has left without any cause whatever.  All store debts contracted after above date by said Ursula Shively I will not be responsible for.
                                                                                                          F. Shively

Further details of the story are revealed in the article from the Tri-County Gazette, Mentone, IN, Saturday, March 4, 1893, Page 1, Columns 5-6:
Eloped for Fun
Frank Shively, of near Mentone, was in Rochester Tuesday for the purpose of having Sheriff King serve papers in the divorce suit brought against his eloping wife.  He had learned that she had returned from her jaunt with Elmer Gochenour and was stopping at the home of Mike Brown.  She accompanied the sheriff to town and claims she was "only in fun" when she deserted her husband, and is thoroughly disgusted with Frank for regarding it so seriously.  She admits that she and Elmer have been having a "good time" for the past several weeks, but she is now ready to settle down to ordinary every day life again.
Mr. Shively informed the Sentinel that he could not be induced to again receive her into his home and no amount of pleading for forgiveness will establish her in his affections.  He has given her what property belongs to her and secured a promise that she will not put in an appearance when the divorce case is called in the Warsaw court one week from Monday.--(Rochester Sentinel)

No further information could be located on Franklin Shively after the 1893 articles.  The obituaries for Francis Marion Shively's mother and stepfather were located. In the Rochester Sentinel, Wednesday, July 11, 1945:
Mrs. Ursula Onstott, 77, passed away Tuesday 10 a.m. at her home in Akron from a heart ailment.  For the past few years Mrs. Onstott had been residing at the Soldier Home in West Lafayette, however, for the past two months, she was at her home in Akron making preparations to return to Lafayette this coming fall.  Mrs. Onstott had been a resident of Henry township for over two score years.
Ursula, daughter of Levi and Barbara Swinehart, was born in Marshall county, Indiana on July 1st, 1868.  In 1889 she was married to Frank Shively, who preceded her in death a few years later.  In a second ceremony solemnized in 1896 she was united in marriage with George Onstott.  Mr. Onstott passed away on May 2nd, 1911.  For a number of years Mrs. Onstott resided on a farm east of Akron and in 1912 she moved to her present home in Akron.  The deceased was a charter member of the W.S.C.S.
Survivors are a few half-sisters and step-children.  A step-son, Jess Onstott, resides in Edwardsburg, Mich.  A son born to the first union preceded in death in 1914.
Funeral services in charge of Rev. R. A. Fenstermacher will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Akron Methodist church and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery, Akron.  The body was taken to the Moyer funeral home where friends may call up until the hour of the services.

In the Rochester Weekly Republican, Thursday Morning, May 11, 1911, Page 4, Column 4:
The funeral of Mr. George Onstott was held at the M. E. church, last Friday afternoon.  Mr. Onstott was in failing health for about two years before his death.  He was stricken with thrombosis and late last fall was at the Soldiers' Home at Marion, Indiana, but after a few weeks was conveyed to the National Soldiers' Home at Washington, D.C., where he passed away last Thursday morning.  He was an honorable and upright citizen, a brave soldier and a kind husband and father.  He leaves a widow, a daughter and two sons, and many friends and comrades.  Interment at Odd Fellows cemetery.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Roselia Shively, Wife Of Frank Wines, Daughter Of William And Mary E. Heeter Shively From Fulton County, Indiana

Roselia Shively was born on 12-Aug-1875 in Kosciusko County, IN.  She was the daughter of William Shively (1844-1919) and Mary E. Heeter (1855-1932). Roselia married Frank E. Wines on 20-Dec-1894.  The newspaper obituary for Roselia Shively Wines was extracted from the Rochester Republican, Rochester, Fulton County, IN, Thursday, December 5, 1907, Page 1, Column 6:
Roselia, eldest daughter of William and Mary E. Shively, was born in Kosciusko county, Ind., Aug. 12, 1875, died at Jamestown, N.D., Nov. 21, 1907, aged 32 years, 3 months and 9 days.  She united with the Brethren church Feb. 14, 1892, and lived a consistent christian life until death.  She expressed her desire to go and meet her little ones.  She was united in marriage to Frank E. Wines, Dec. 20, 1894.  To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters; the two sons preceeded her in death.  She leaves to mourn her loss a kind husband and the little girls, a father, mother, grandmother, six brothers and two sisters, with other relatives and a host of friends.
Rosa was a kind, loving mother, an affectionate wife and loving daughter.

The marriage of Roselia Shively and Frank Wines was recorded in the Rochester Sentinel, Friday, December 28, 1894, Page 5, Column 3:
Mr. Frank Wines of this county, and Miss Rosa Shively, of Kosciusko Co., were quietly married in the presence of several friends, at the residence of Rev. A. S. Fisher on the 20th inst.

"Rozetta" Shively is located on the 1880 Kosciusko County, IN, Franklin Township census in the household of her parents, William and Mary E Shively.  She is located on the 1900 Fulton County, IN, Henry Township, census.  In the household are husband Frank E Wines age 29, wife Rosetta age 24, and daughter Retha M age 2.

The obituary for Roselia Shively's father, William Shively, was located in the Rochester, Fulton County, IN newspapers.  Extracted from the Rochester Weekly Republican, Thursday Morning, January 30, 1919, Page 6, Column 3 is the following:
William Shively, son of Levi and Elizabeth Shively, was born in Union county, Pa., Dec. 3, 1844,  and departed this life Jan. 14, 1919, aged 74 years, 1 month and 11 days.
At an early age he, with his parents, came to Indiana where they spent the remainder of their lives.
On Dec. 14, 1871, he was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Heeter.  In the following year, he, with his wife, joined the Dunkard church, and later united with the Progressives.
The family consisted of ten children.  One died in infancy, another, Mrs. Roselia Wines, departed this life while residing in North Dakota, ten years ago.
There are left to mourn his departure the wife and eight children, Edgar and Charles, of North Dakota; George, of Montana; Martin, of Michigan; Mrs. Ira Bryant, Everet, Noah and Viola, of this county.
There are eighteen grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.  Two sisters and one brother have preceeded him.  He was a solider of the Civil war.  He enlisted for one hundred days in the 138 regiment, Co. E., and was discharged.  He then re-enlisted and served in the 155th regiment, Co. A, where he served until the close of the war and received an honorable discharge.  At the time of his death he was a member of McClung Post, G.A.R.
Mr. Shively was a man well known in this community and endeared himself to a host of friends.  His chair is vacant, but there remains the memory of the many happy years spent in the company of a kind, loving companion, father and friend.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Barney M. Shively And Wife, Mary Gretchen Lawson, From Owen County, Indiana

Barney M. Shively was born on 30-October-1892 and died on 23-August-1921 at his home in Winnetka, Cook County, IL.  He was the son of Thomas Jacob Shively and Amanda Hannah Slawson.  Barney was married to Gretchen Lawson on 25-August-1920 in Owen County, Indiana.  

The following article was extracted from the Owen County Democrat, Spencer, IN, Thursday, August 26, 1920, Page 1, Column 5:
The marriage of Miss Gretchen Lawson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lawson and Barney Shively, son of  Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Shively, took place at the home of the bride's parents on N. Montgomery St. Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Rev. W. B. Collins, pastor of the M. E. church officiated, using the double ring ceremony.
The immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony.  Those from out of town included Mrs. Benjamin Dale Kenney, daughter, Dorothy and sons, Norman and Benjamin Dale, Jr., of Seattle, Wash.; M. L. Cassel and sons of Chicago and Miss Orpha Steele of Carp.
Miss Lawson has taught the past two years.  She is a member of the Tri Kappas and is popular with a large circle of friends.
Mr. Shively is a graduate of Purdue University. He is a competent young man and has many friends.
The bride and groom left immediately after the ceremony on a motor trip to Chicago.  They will reside at Winnetka, Illinois.

In the Owen County Democrat, Spencer, IN, Thursday, August 26, 1920, Page 1, Column 3:
In Honor Of Bride To Be
The Tri Kappas gave a miscellaneous shower at the home of Misses Mary and Doris Moffett on East Morgan street last Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Gretchen Lawson, whose marriage to Barney M. Shively took place Wednesday.   The rooms were attractively decorated with flowers.  Refreshments were served and it was an enjoyable social affair.  The bride-to-be received many beautiful gifts.

The following was extracted from the Attica Fountain Warren Democrat, Thursday, September 8, 1921, Page 7, Column 5:
Barney Shively Dead
Barney Shively, a brother of Miss Esther Shively, a former teacher in the Attica schools, and a frequent visitor of his sister when she was a teacher here and while he was a student in Purdue University, met death at his home at Winnetka, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, Tuesday evening, August 23, he having been asphyxiated by escaping gas.
Barney was employed by Marshall Field & Co. of Chicago and when he failed to report for duty Wednesday, Thursday and Friday his friends went to his home to ascertain why he remained away from work.  He was found dead in his chair.  He had been alone for a few weeks, his wife and baby being on a visit with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lawson, in Spencer, Ind.
An investigation developed in finding a pan of oat meal on the gas stove and this showed evidence of having boiled over and extinguished the blaze.  It is believed from this and other conditions they found that Barney had placed the pan of oat meal over the gas burner to cook, and that he sat down to rest while his supper cooked.  Being tired from his day's work, he dropped off to sleep, and he was not awakened when the oat meal boiled over and smothered out the blaze of the gas stove.  The gas continued to escape and the result was that he was overcome and died in his chair from effects of the escaping gas.
The remains were taken to Spencer, Ind., the home of his and his wife's parents, for burial, the funeral having been conducted Sunday of last week.
The deceased was 28 years old and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Shively of Spencer, Ind. He was a graduate of Purdue University, having completed the course at Purdue in 1916.
On April 6, 1917, the day this country declared war against Germany, Barney enlisted as a private in the Marines.  He served throughout the war, a period of two years and three months, received his discharge in July 1919.  He saw service in Cuba, Haiti and Paris Island, first being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and later to 1st Lieutenant, which rank he held when discharged.  His military activity extended into his private life for he joined the Illinois State Guard and was a member at the time of his death.
On August 25, 1920, he was married to Mary Gretchen Lawson at Spencer, Indiana, and lived from this time at Winnetka, Ill.  One child, John Thomas, was born June 21st.
Besides the wife and child he is survived by a father and mother, one brother, William Shively, of Lohman, Montana., Mrs. Esther Shively Keeney of Seattle, Wash., and Miss Wilhelmina Shively of Spencer, Ind.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Anna Washburn Vance Shively, Wife of James William Shively, Who Lived In Lancaster County, Nebraska

James Shively and wife, Anna, are listed on the 1920 City of Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE census.  They are living at 300 South 10th Street.  James is age 37 and born in Indiana.  Anna is age 45 and born in Ohio.  In the household are son, Fred Vance age 25 who was born in Kansas and female L. H. Lake, age 57 who is a roomer.  The World War I registration for James William Shively lists his address as 300 South 10th Street.  He was born on 13-August-1882.

Annie Vance (Anna Blackburn), wife of Willis Ira Vance, is listed on the 1920 City of Belleville, Republic County, KS census.  She is recorded as being born June-1869 in Ohio. They state they have been married 12 years.  Living children in the household are Neva A Vance born Oct-1889, Fred A Vance born Aug-1892 and Frank B born May 1896.  
Anna "Annie" Blackburn Vance Shively was the daughter of Collins and Emma Washburn. Collins was born 3-Sep-1843 and died 1-Feb-1921. Emma was born 18-Oct-1846 and died 15-Apr-1919.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Belleville Telescope And Belleville Freeman, Belleville, Republic County, KS, Thursday, June 23, 1921, Page 1, Column 5:
Anna Washburn Shively
Mrs. Anna Washburn Shively was born in Adams county, Ohio, on June 12, 1874 and departed this life at Lincoln, Nebr., June 19, 1921, aged 47 years and 7 days.
She moved to Belleville when a child.  She united in marriage to Mr. Wm. Vance in 1889, and to this union were born six children, three of whom have passed away.  The three surviving children, namely:  Mrs. Neva Bolden of Fullerton, Cal., Fred Vance and Frank Vance of Lincoln, Nebr., were present at the funeral.
In 1917 she was united in marriage to James W. Shively.
Besides these she leaves to mourn her loss four brothers and four sisters as follows:  Mrs. May Nesmith of Lincoln, Nebr., Mrs. Callie Holland of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Henry Williams, of Belleville, Kansas,  Mr. Oscar Washburn of Belleville, Mr. Chas. Washburn of Belleville, Mr. Robert Washburn of Belleville, Mr. Clyde Washburn of Fairbury, Nebr.
Deceased had a kind, loving disposition, and was devoted to her family, always ready to help in time of need.
Funeral services were held at Mr. Henry Williams' home, conducted by R. V. Hughes.  Interment was made in the Belleville cemetery.