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, April 25, 2013

Joseph M. Shively And Wife, Mary Ulrich, Who Lived In Douglas Co., KS And Los Angeles Co., CA

Joseph M. Shively was born on 21-Sep-1836 in Stark County, OH and died 17-Apr-191 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.  He was the son of Isaac Shively and Susanna Snyder.  Joseph was married to Mary Ulrich born 9-Jul-1842 and died 26-Sep-1923 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.  They were the parents of Sarah born Jul-1863 KS died 1937 and who married Mr. Hartman;  Lutitia born 15-Oct-1865 in Douglas Co., KS died 25-Mar-1904 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA and who married William Manford Stustsman; Edward M. Shively born 9-Sep-1867 KS died 14-Jan-1943 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA and who married 1st Sarah Ellen Stutsman and 2nd Ora Nine;  Arminta "Minnie" born 29-Sep-1870 died 27-Apr-1941 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA and who married Elijah Allen Stutsman;  Lydia  born 1872 died 1887; and Alice born 1876 died 1951 and who married Mr. Garst. Joseph M. Shively and family are found on the 1870 Douglas Co., KS census, 1880 Douglas Co., KS census, 1895 Douglas Co., KS State Census, 1900 Douglas Co., KS census and 1910 Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA census.

Joseph M. Shively and son, Edward, invented and patented a "corn shocker". Several articles were located.  In the U.S. Department Of Agriculture, Farmers' Bulletin 303, Corn-Harvesting Machinery, By C. J. Zintheo, Expert in Farm Mechanics, Office of Experiment Stations, Prepared Under the Supervision of the Office Of Experiment Stations, A. C. True, Director, Washington, Government Printing Office, Issued August 8, 1907, page 20:  "In 1893 a shocker as constructed by J. M. Shively, similar in principle but somewhat departing in its construction from the Hadley shocker in that the cutting apparatus and the dividers were like those of the corn harvester, and the retaining wall surrounding the shock".

In the Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS newspapers the following articles relating to this invention were located.  In the Weekly World, Thursday, September 17, 1896, Page 5, Column 5:
Corn Cutting And Shocking
Shively & Son will give a public exhibition of the working of their patent corn cutting and shocking machine at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, September 25th, in the field of Joseph Reece, four miles south of the city at the Crowel bridge.  This is the only machine of the kind manufactured and is worth seeing.  Everyone interested invited to see the machine work.

In the Gazette, Thursday, November 25, 1897, Page 2, Column 2:
John Shively, of Alfred, the inventor of the Shively corn cutter, sold his patent last week to the Derring Harvestor Co., for fifteen thousand dollars.  (Overbrook Herald)

Extracted from the Jeffersonian Gazette, Thursday, August 17, 1899, Page 3, Column 5:
Shively and Son have just received one of their corn harvesters from the factory at Chicago.  This machine is the invention of Mr. Shively and is the only successful corn shocker on the market.

The following was found in the Lawrence Journal World, Wednesday, July 16, 1930, Page 2, Column 4:
Visiting Old Friends
Edward Shively And Son Here From California
Edward Shively and son, Floyd, of Glendale, Cal., a suburb of Los Angeles, are now visiting old friends and relatives in Lawrence and nearby.  They made the drive of nearly 2,000 miles in four days, arriving Sunday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.  L. Hoover at Overbrook.
Many years ago finding shocking corn to be hard work, the boy, Edward, and his father invented a machine for doing the work by horse power.  The machine cut the corn and shocked it.  It was finally sold to a manufacturer of implements on the basis of a good cash bonus and royalty.  The machine was manufactured for some years.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jonas Shively And Wife, Hester Miller, Who Lived In Elkhart County, Indiana

Jonas Shively was the son of Isaac Shively and Susanna Snyder. He is listed on the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 Elkhart County, IN census records.  Searching through the Elkhart County, IN newspapers several articles relating to Jonas Shively were extracted:

Goshen TImes, Goshen, IN, Thursday, July 24, 1873, Page 3, Column 1:
We received a call the other day from Mr. Newton Jackson, business agent of the manufacturing establishment of Mr. Jonas Shively, located six miles southwest of this city, who called to try the virtue of printers ink, as will be seen by an advertisement in this paper.  This concern has formed a business connection with the Mishawaka Furniture Company which enables it to do a large business and cope with any establishment of this kind in the county is offering inducements to parties wishing to buy furniture, spring wagon seats, lumber, etc.  They are shipping large quantities of these articles to the Mishawaka house.

Goshen Times, Thursday, September 11, 1873,  Page 2, Column 1:
We regret to learn that the manufacturing establishment located about six miles south-west of this city, and owned by the Mishawaka Furniture Company, in connection with Mr. Jonas Shively, was entirely  destroyed by fire about noon on Tuesday last.  The loss of the building, with machinery and material, is not less than $20,000, on which there was no insurance. By hard work, several hundred thousand feet of lumber on the yard was saved.  The fire caught--perhaps from a spark--in the roof or upper part of the building, where considerable dry lumber and other material were stored, and was so far under way when first discovered by Mr. Jackson, connected with the firm, as he was returning from dinner, that it was impossible to stay the flames.  We hope the Company will be able to re-build and resume business at once, for the loss of such, an establishment will be seriously felt in that neighborhood.

The following article was located in the Goshen Weekly Independent, Friday, October 31, 1884, Page 5, Column 3:
A Close Call
Last Friday afternoon Mr. Jonas Shively had a narrow escape from being killed, together with his team of horses, and it was owing to his presence of mind in the matter that such was not the result.  While driving along the public road south of South West, and the day being windy and cold, the horses were going at a good gait.  When passing through a belt of woods Mr. Shively noticed, just a few feet in advance of him, a large deadened tree, standing by the wayside, start to fall across the road.  It required quick action and he drew quickly back on the lines, stopping the horses just in time to escape being crushed by the falling tree, which struck the end of the wagon tongue, drawing one of the horses to the earth, breaking the neck yoke and harness.  It was indeed a lucky escape, and it seems that some one is responsible for allowing dead trees to stand along the public road that are ready to be toppled over by a gust of wind.

The following article was extracted from The Goshen Daily News, Friday, January 13, 1893, Page 1, Column 3: 
Long Journey on Wheels
(North Manchester Journal)
We received a call last Saturday from Jonas Shively an old gentleman from Goshen, who can lay some claims to being an extensive traveler.  July 6, 1891, Mr. Shively started from his home with a horse and wagon to make a trip to Nebraska and leisurely look at the country as he went along.  He is now just on his return, having spent eighteen months on the journey in his visits over Nebraska, and has the same horse and wagon with which he started and which is none the worse for the wear.  In his travels Mr. Shively has seen many curious and wonderful things, some of which he brought back with him.  While at McPherson, Kansas, he bought a sheepshead fish which had been shipped to a fish dealer there from a port on the Gulf of Mexico in Texas.  The peculiarity of the sheepshead fish is that its head and it has teeth in its mouth resembling those of a sheep.  This species of fish is caught in the sea and is esteemed a great delicacy on the table, but inland their appearance renders them quite a curiosity.  Mr. Shively has preserved the fish in alcohol and takes great pleasure in exhibiting it.  He is a relative of Mrs. John Myers, on North Mill street, and called at this office in company with Mr. Myers.  He left for Goshen Monday.

The following newspaper obituary was located in the Goshen Weekly News-Times, Friday, September 26, 1902, Page 3, Column 3:
Old Resident Passes Away
Jonas Shively, aged seventy-seven years, died of a complication of diseases this morning at three o'clock at his late home, 611 South Eighth street.  Deceased had been sick for a long period.  About a year ago he was taken with paralysis and had not been able to walk since that time.  During the past seven months, he had been bedfast.  For the past three days, the condition of the deceased had been critical.
Jonas Shively was the son of Isaac and Susanna Shively, deceased.  He was born in Starke county, Ohio, July 14, 1825, coming to this county with his parents twenty years ago when they settled on a farm near New Paris.  Deceased was married to Hester Miller, daughter of the late John D. Miller of Jackson township, June 5, 1852, locating at Waterford shortly after where he engaged in the manufacture of pumps.  Later he located on a farm of 240 acres in Harrison township where he lived thirty-five years.  During this period he operated a large furniture factory and saw mill which burned after he had established a prosperous business. The plant was rebuilt immediately and was destroyed by fire a year later when he retired from the manufacturing business.  Deceased removed to Goshen about twelve years ago.  He had been a life long member of the German Baptist church.  Six sons and two daughters were born to the deceased.  Those who survive him are the wife, two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Berryman, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Ella Stutsman, Goshen; three sons, Alonzo and Joseph Shively, Elkhart; Reuben Shively, Goshen.  The surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased are Daniel Shively, Goshen; Mrs. Barbara Cripe, residing in Illinois; Mrs. Lydia Harshman, residing in Kansas; Joseph Shively at Los Angeles, Cal.
Funeral will occur Friday at ten o'clock from the German Baptist church, corner of Clinton and Fifth street; interment will occur at Oak Ridge cemetery.
Friends may view the remains at the family residence Thursday from two to four o'clock.

The following obituary for Hester Miller Shively was located in The Weekly News, Friday, March 2, 1917, Page 2, Column 4:
Hester Shively
Mrs. Hester Shively, aged 83, and widow of Jonas Shively, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. G. Stutzman, at 613 South Eighth street, Sunday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock of complications of old age, after an illness of six weeks.  Mrs. Shively was born in Ohio and had lived in Elkhart county since she was  a girl.  She is survived by three sons, Reuben Shively of Goshen, Alonzo and Joe Shively of Elkhart, two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Berryman of Detroit, and Mrs. A. G. Stutzman, at whose home she died.  There are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Four brothers, David and Ira Miller of New Paris, Aaron of Benton and George W. Miller of Goshen, also survive her, and three sisters, Mrs. Jane Blough of Warsaw, Mrs. Matilda Butts of Milford and Mrs. Hiram Ferrida of Leesburg.
The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon, friends meeting at the house at 2:00 and at the Church of the Brethren at the corner of Fifth and Clinton at 2:30 Rev. Hiram Forney and Rev. Kitson officiating. Burial in Oakridge.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sanford Hunter Shively, Henry S. Shively And William L. Shively, Sons Of Henry B. Shively And Mary Hunter Shively

From information contained in the Descendants Of Henry And Mary Banta Shively, by Lottie Compton McDowell,1972, page 11:  "Henry B. Shively, son of Henry and Mary Banta Shively, was born 1 January 1799 Shelby County, Kentucky.  He was married in Nelson County, Kentucky to Mary (Polly) Hunter, daughter of Eliphalet and Frances Hunter, 19 August 1822. She was born May 1798 in Virginia.  His wife, Mary, died 19 November 1869 and he married Margery Allen Burton, widow of Hutchings Burton, 2 March 1871 (Marriage Book C6-page 68) Orange County.  Henry B. was a minister of the Gospel, as were his two brothers, Jacob and Philip.  He died 12 February 1882 in Daviess County. Children of Henry B. and Mary Hunter Shively:  Susannah E., Sanford Hunter, Eliphalet H., John M., David S., William L., Mary Jane and Henry S."

Newspaper obituaries were found for Sanford Hunter Shively, Henry S. Shively, and William L. Shively who were sons of Henry B. Shively and Mary (Polly) Hunter.  Located in The Washington Gazette, Washington, IN, Friday, April 5, 1901, Page 1, Column 5:
Died At Petersburg
Sanford Shively, a Well Known Old Solider Died Tuesday at Petersburg.
Sanford Shively, one of Washington's oldest and best know citizens died Tuesday at Petersburg where he has been for several weeks.  He had been in poor health for several months and died of general debility.  He was seventy-eight years of age.
Mr. Shively leaves a wife and three daughters, Mrs. George Bright, Mrs. Susan Clark and Mrs. Mary Gilley.  He also leaves two brothers and a sister.  They are William L. and Henry S. Shively of this city and Mrs. Susan Gilley of Alfordsville.
Mr. Shively was an solider having been a member of Company D, twenty-seventh Indiana regiment.
The remains were brought to this city from Petersburg today and will be buried at the Osman cemetery in VanBuren township Thursday afternoon.

Extracted from the Odon Journal, Saturday, April 27, 1901, Page 3, Column 5:
Henry S. Shively died Thursday morning of Bright's disease. Mr. Shively had been sick for several weeks, and his death had been expected at almost any hour.
Mr. Shively was born in Orange county, Indiana, September 4, 1836 and at the time of his death was 64 years, 7 months and 21 days of age.  When he was small he came to Van Buren township, this county, and until last March when he moved here, he resided in that township.  In 1858 he married Mary Herron.  To this union was born nine children, seven of whom are living.  They are, David of Kansas, Willet of this place, Mrs. Felix Keller of Bogard township, John and Ira of Illinois, Mrs. Fred Brooks of Sugarland, and Effie who is at home.
Mr. Shively was a republican in politics, a member of the Christian church, and an excellent law abiding citizen, worthy of the highest esteem.  In 1862 he enlisted in the U. S. army in the company of which Z. V. Garten was Captain, and served until the close of the Civil War.
The funeral services were conducted by Eld. G. H. Buchanan yesterday morning. Short services were held at the home and also at Liberty six miles south of here where the remains were laid to rest in that cemetery.  He leaves an aged wife, and the seven children to mourn the loss of a husband and mother.

This obituary was located in The Washington Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1902, Page 2, Column 4:
Old Soldier Dead
W. L. Shively Dropped Dead Last Night
He Was Talking to a Neighbor and Suddenly Dropped Dead of Heart Trouble--Burial at Bethany Sunday
William L. Shively, a veteran of the civil war, dropped dead Thursday evening at about eight-thirty o'clock while standing in the front yard at his home on East Fourteenth street.  He was talking to Gus Farrell, a neighbor, when he was stricken and fell to the ground. Robert Belcher, Will Davis and Milliard Webber were called and carried the body into the house.  Heart failure is given as the cause of his death.
The deceased was sixty-nine years of age, having been born November 20, 1833, on a farm in Van Buren township.  His early life was spent on the farm and when the civil war broke out he enlisted in Captain Stephens' company in the Twenty-seventh Indiana regiment.  He fought in the war until its close after which he returned to this city where he had since resided.  He was a carpenter by trade but his health has been so poor that he has not worked regularly for some time.
He had been married three times and is survived by his last wife, to whom he was married fifteen years ago, and several children.  Two brothers of the deceased, Sanford and Henry died last year.  The children of the deceased who are living are Mrs. Carrie Barber and Ira Shively of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Sarah Boller of Coffeeburg, Mo., Henry Shively of Gallaton, Mo., Mrs. Lot Henry, Miss Reha and Master Ray Shively of this city.  Mrs. Ed Martin and Miss Dora Blakley are step-daughters.
The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Burial will be at Bethany cemetery.
Coroner O. K. McKittrick of Plainville, was notified of the death and arrived this afternoon to hold an inquest.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ray Shively Who Lived In Daviess County, Indiana

The following articles were extracted regarding Ray Shively who lived in Washington, Daviess County, IN.  The story of young love did not end so well per the information. 
The Washington Herald, Washington, IN, Saturday, August 8, 1903, Page 1, Column 3:
Nipped In The Blossom
Boy Who Desired To Become A Groom Put In Jail To Allow His Ardor To Cool
Relatives Say That Sixteen-Year-Old Boy Was About To Elope With Small Girl
Ray Shively, a lad of sixteen years residing in the east end, was in jail today to await the cooling of his feverish desire to wed a girl of fourteen summers named May Lawrence, who resides on Crosby street.  The lad announced that he intended to marry the girl and do it quick.  Then was when the lad’s relatives spoke up in meeting and forbade the match.
The boy threatened to elope with the child and it is said preparations were made several days ago to that end but the plans were defeated by the boy’s relatives.  The would-be groom immediately started on a fresh set of plans, however, and last night Thomas Wade, a half-brother to Shively asked that the boy be placed in jail to prevent the affair.  The police arrested young Shively and confined him.  Relatives say that unless he promises to behave they will have him sent to the house of correction.  The girl is aged fourteen years and is the daughter of Kenneth Lawrence, a shop man of Cosby street while the boy lives with his mother in the east end.
This afternoon Shively signed an agreement that he would not elope with the girl, that he would obey his mother and that he would go to work and try to help her.  He was then released from jail and allowed to return home.

The Washington Herald, Washington, IN, Saturday, September 24, 1904, Page 1, Column 1:
Romantic Love Story Ends In Divorce Suit
May Shively Asks That The Court Restore Her Maiden Name
Was Married At Fourteen
The paths of love with the young and unexperienced are rough and wearsome, in the case of the story of Ray Shively’s and Martha May Lawrence’s early marriage may be taken as an ideal one.  Mrs. Shively has filed suit against her husband for divorce, charging abandonment, cruel treatment, intoxication and numerous other things.
It will be remembered that the young couple experienced quite a romantic series of troubles in their attempt to wed last fall.  The first stage of the affair was Shively’s arrest for his determination to visit the girl in spite of the objections of relatives, and his declaration at the police station that he would marry her.  He was released on a promise to resign to the inevitable fate of remaining from the house, but a few weeks later it was learned that the two had made a secret visit to Lawrenceville, Ill.  Here they were refused a license, she saying that she was fourteen years of age.  They returned to this city somewhat crestfallen, but in a few days were encouraged by the parents of the girl agreeing to go with the pair to the Illinois town and giving their personal consent.  The happy two were married, as she says in her complaint, on the 24th of December, 1903.
Mrs. Shively says that her husband abandoned her in March and that she was compelled to live with her father.  Later he returned and the two lived together until July when they separated, she asserting that he cursed her and otherwise treated her cruelly.  She also maintains that at her age she was not capable of contracting marriage and therefore she asks that her maiden name be restored to her.
The attorneys for the plaintiff are Hastings, Allen & Hastings.

Ray Shively is listed with his parents, William and Mary E Shively on the 1900 Daviess County,  IN census.  They are listed in town of Washington, Washington Township as follows:  William Shively born Nov 1832, wife Mary E born Sept 1844, daughter Reva born March 1884, son Ray born Nov 1887 and step-daughter Dora Blakley born June 1879.  William and Mary E state they have been married 13 years which would be approximately 1887.  Mary E was Mary E Allen who was married on 28-May-1865 to Duncan Francis Wade in Daviess County, IN.  

A marriage for William Ray Shively to Louise Boettinger is recorded in Vigo County, IN.  The couple was married on 21-Aug-1907.  The parents of William Ray Shively are listed as William Shively, deceased and Mary E. Allen.  The following newspaper article regarding this event was recorded in The Washington Gazette, Washington, IN, Saturday, August 31, 1907, Page 1, Column 4:
Ray Shiveley Weds
Friends here will be surprised to learn of the wedding of Ray Shively, a former Washington boy, at Terre Haute, Wednesday evening, August 21.  His bride was Miss Louise Boettinger, a Terre Haute girl.  The ceremony was performed by the past of St. Pauls Lutheran church.  A delicious wedding supper was served the couple after the ceremony.  Those present were Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Lutes, formerly of Washington, Mrs. Boettinger, Mr. and Mrs. Will Castle, Mrs. C. C. Sanders, Mrs. C. Uphouser, Harry Boettinger, Mr. and Mrs. James Ruse, Josephine and Frank Martin.  The bride is the only daughter of Victor Boettinger of Terre Haute.  The groom is a Washington boy, having moved to Terre Haute two years ago.  He is a brakeman on the Vandalia lines between Terre Haute and St. Louis.  The couple will live at 1526 Liberty avenue, Terre Haute.

The following marriage for Ray Shively was recorded in Vigo County, IN.  Ray Shiveley was married to Marthella Farmer Denning on 27-Dec-1945.  The parents of Ray are listed as William L. Shiveley, deceased, who was born in Orange County, IN and Mary E. Wade also deceased.  Ray Shively was born 30-Nov-1887 and had been married twice before.  The information says one marriage ended in the death of the spouse and the other marriage ended in divorce. Marthella Farmer Denning also had been married twice with one marriage ending with the death of the spouse and the other marriage in divorce.