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, May 31, 2013

Andrew J. Shively, Son Of William Jackson Shively And Artessima Jane Simmons, Who Lived In Richland County, Ohio

Andrew J. Shively was born on 31-May-1876 in Richland County, Ohio and died 13-March-1928 in Richland County, Ohio.  He was buried in the Mansfield Cemetery on 16-March-1928.  Andrew was the son of William Jackson Shively and Artessima Jane Simmons.  Andrew Shively was married on 2-Oct-1902 in Richland County, Ohio to Edith Smith.  This marriage ended in divorce in 1904. Andrew was married a second time on 24-June-1911 in Richland County, Ohio to Mrs. Addie E. Gale Whitney.

The Mansfield, Ohio newspapers give some insight into the life of Andrew J. Shively.  Located in The Mansfield News, February 16, 1900, Page 6, Column 2: Andy Shively is working in D. R. Searfos' livery barn at Bellville.

From The Mansfield News, Friday, October 3, 1902, Page 5, Column 1:  Andrew J. Shively and Miss Edith Smith were united in marriage by Squire Marcus McDermott Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the Baltimore block on North Mulberry street.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively will reside in this city.

In The Mansfield News, Monday, October 5, 1903, Page 3, Column 2:  Andy Shively and his wife, Mrs. Edith Shively, were arrested Saturday night by Officer Marks at their home in the Baltimore block on the charge of disorderly conduct. Shively stated that he was born at Butler, is a livery-man by occupation, married, 28 years of age.  He pleaded not guilty.  
Mrs. Shively stated that she was born in Wisconsin and is 28 years of age.  She said she was not disorderly. Shively told the court that his wife struck him with a shoe and the wife said her husband was drunk and she was merely trying to keep him in the house.  Chief Well told the court that the arresting officer reported to him that the woman made such a noise during the rumpus that it could have been heard two blocks.  The mayor continued the case until the arresting officer could be present and more light could be thrown on matters.

Extracted from The Mansfield News, Tuesday, October 6, 1903, Page 3, Column 1:  The case of Andy Shively and Mrs. Edith Shively, the former's wife, who were arrested Saturday night by Officer Marks on the charge of disorderly conduct were called up last night.  The cases had been continued from the morning session until evening for the reason that the arresting officer was not present. Officer Marks gave the mayor a little enlightenment in regard to matters and as a result he fined Shively $8.60 and his wife $13.60.  The mayor says that there is a good deal of complaint coming from the Baltimore block from time to time and he proposes to break some of it up at least.

In The Mansfield News, Thursday, December 24, 1903, Page 6, Column 2:  In Probate Court, 1158, Edith Shively vs. Andrew Shively.  Civil action. Divorce

Further extracted from The Mansfield News, Friday, February 5, 1904, Page 10, Column 3:  In probate court Judge Bricker has granted Edith Shively a divorce from her husband, Andrew Shively, on the grounds of gross neglect of duty and cruelty.

An unpleasant article regarding Andrew Shively was extracted from The Mansfield News, Saturday Evening, October 8, 1910, Page 2, Columns 1-2:
Woman Dragged Into Dark Alley
Fellow Seizes a Woman as She is Passing the Alley Next to Lantz's Store in the Heart of the City but a Young Man Comes to Her Assistance--Second Attempt to Grab the Woman Results in His Being Grabbed by  a Policeman--Mayor "Salts" Him Four Months in the Columbus Workhouse
Police court lasted from 9:30 o'clock on Saturday morning until 11:40 a.m. Although there were two cases to try they were both long drawn out affairs, necessitating the use of a number of witnesses in each case.
Andrew Shively was arrested Friday night in Temple court by Officer Shireman on the charge of molesting and assaulting a woman.  When arraigned the defendant stated he was born in Ohio, is working for a livery stable, single and 32 years of age. When asked to plead to the charge of attacking a woman named Mary Richardson he said he had been very drunk and did not know what he was doing.
Mary Richardson, the prosecuting witness, was sworn, took the stand and told the story of the assault.  She said he was passing by the rear end of the old Blecker block on East Fourth street about 8 o'clock in the evening when Shively came up out of the basement, seized her and dragged her into the dark alley just west of Lantz's dry goods store.  She said he choked her and continued to pull her along in spite of her struggles until a point was reached in an intersecting alley in the rear of Lantz's store.  The woman said she fought and screamed as loudly as she could and a young man named F. J. Weitmer came back and then the villain let go and started away.  When the rescuer started to go away the fellow who had attacked her came back again.  Then Weitmer hustled over to Main street and secured a policeman who arrested Shively.
F. J. Weitmer, who came to the rescue of Mary Richardson, was sworn and testified substantially as above, he having observed Shively grab the woman and drag her back into the dark alley.  He said he first followed to see what it was about, thinking it was a scrap between the two but when the woman yelled for help and said the man was killing her he went after them and then the assailant skipped.
The defendant had nothing to say for himself except that he didn't know anything about what happened.  He stated he had been in the city 15 weeks.  The mayor took up the case and said he proposed to make any and all streets in Mansfield perfectly safe for women and girls either day or night and in order that there might be a warning sent forth to any others who might like to try this sort of thing he would make an example of Mr. Shively.  Then the mayor fined him $50 and costs and committed him to the Columbus workhouse.  This fine and costs will keep the woman's assailant in the workhouse for a period of more than four months.

From The Mansfield News, Tuesday, June 27, 1911, Page 8, Column 2: Marriage Licenses: Andrew Shively, of Mansfield, and Addie Whitney, of Mansfield.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mrs. Eva Riner, Mrs. Blanche Snead, And Mrs. Hattie Prince

The following newspaper article was located in The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Tuesday Afternoon, July 19, 1949, Page 3, Column 1:
Shively Sisters Gather For First Time In 21 Years
The home of Mr. and Mrs. James Riner of 118 Reservoir Road, was the scene of the reunion of three members of the Shively family Sunday.  This was the first time that Mrs. Riner and her sisters, Mrs. Paris Snead, of Beaver, and Mrs. Hattie Prince, of Affinity, had been together in 21 years.  
Other guests of the day included:  Paris Snead, Mrs. E. C. Meredith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurst, Jr., of Radford, Va.; Mrs.  Dora Payne, of Gordonsville and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gilkerson and family, of Beckley.

Additional articles regarding the Shively sisters include:
The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Thursday Afternoon, November 11, 1954, Page 21, Column 3:
Mrs. Eva Riner, 78, Lanark, Dies
Mrs. Eva Lee Riner, 78, Lanark, died at her residence at 12:35 a.m. today after a long illness.
Born in Christiansburg, Va., June 12, 1876, she was a daughter of Fleming and Ellen Janey Shively, both deceased.  She had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Beckley.  Her husband, James Edward Riner, preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1953.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Blanche Snead, Beaver; one son Sgt. James E. Riner, serving with the Army at Aberdeen, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Violet G. Bailey, Lanark, Mrs. Vera W. Gilkeson, Beckley, and Mrs. Eva M. Leffel, Bluefield, 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted, at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church, Beckley, with Dr. Alvin J. Cook officiating.   The body will be taken from the Keyser Funeral Home to the residence at 2 p.m. Friday where it will remain until one hour prior to the services.

The Beckley Post Herald And Raleigh Register, Saturday Morning, February 6, 1965, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
Church Worker At Beaver Marks Her 86th Birthday
A charter member of the First Baptist Church of Beaver, Mrs. Blanche Shively Trent Snead marked her 86th birthday on Jan. 31.
A patient in the Christian Nursing Home at Fayetteville for the past 30 days, she came to West Virginia in a covered wagon in 1909 with her husband, Charles Trent, whom she married Feb. 22, 1899.  They were the parents of two children, Mrs. Agnes Decker of Detroit, Mich., and Pete Trent of Florida.  They lived in Hinton where Trent was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and after his death she moved to Beaver in 1913.
On Oct. 12, 1914, she married Paris Snead, who died in 1954.  She made her home in Beaver until 1964.
An ardent worker in church, she organized the first Sunday school in Beaver in November of 1916.  It was held in the grade school and she served as superintendent.
After that she helped promote the Sunday school at the Baptist Church in Daniels, and through her leadership lumber was secured and funds were raised for carpenters to build the Beaver Community Church.  With the increasing need for Sunday school classrooms because of attendance, Mrs. Snead led a project to build classrooms, and with the cooperation of the area people they were built and paid for.
The years Mrs. Snead was able to attend services she was a faithful church member, and gave a helping hand to the ill in the community.
Unable now to attend church services, one of her friends says she continues to read her Bible and pray, and would like to hear from her friends in her former home at Beaver.

The Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Monday Afternoon, September 9, 1974, Page 2, Column 6:
Mrs. Blanche Snead
The funeral for Mrs. Blanche T. Snead, 95, Beaver, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Calfee Funeral Home with the Rev. L. A. Garten and the Rev. Gene Lowe officiating.  Burial will be in the Calfee Cemetery, Mount Tabor.
Mrs. Snead died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in a local hospital after a long illness.  She was born Jan. 31, 1879 in Montgomery County, Va., a daughter of Fleming and Eleanor Jannie Shivley.  Mrs. Snead was a member of the Beaver Baptist Church.
Mrs. Snead was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles Trent and Paris Snead, and two children, Everett Trent and Mrs. Agnes Trent Decker.  Survivors include four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Calfee Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.  Pallbearers will be Jack, Frank and Jon Rakes, Henry Lilly, James St. Clair and Moot Rice.

From the Beckley Post Herald, Friday Morning, October 9, 1953, Page 1, Column 6:
Mrs. Prince, 80, Of Minden Dies
Mrs. Hattie Prince, 80, of Minden, formerly of Raleigh County, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wilda Chambers of Minden, at 4:10 p.m. yesterday, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 25, 1873, and was the daughter of the late Jennings and Ellen Shively.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Scott Prince.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and a resident of Raleigh County for 70 years until about eight months ago when she went to live with her daughter.
She is survived by a son, Sylvian of Midway; five daughters, Brooke Spencer of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. Lois Wiseman fo Sophia, Mrs. Thelman Branson of Rupert, Mrs. Wilda Chambers of Minden, and Mrs. Ruby Vaught of Hornsbyville, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Snead, and Mrs. Eva Rhiner of Lanark.
The body will remain at Calfee Funeral Home until funeral arrangements are completed.

A newspaper article for a brother to the above three sisters was located in the Raleigh Register, Beckley, WVA, Tuesday Afternoon, June 3, 1974, Page 12, Column 1:
Services Set For Mount View Man
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Powell Shivley, 76, Mr. View, who died at a local hospital Monday morning.  The Rev. Charles Walker, of East Beckley, will officiate at the Mt. View Church.  Burial will be at the Mr. View cemetery.
Shivley was born in Franklin County, Va., but has lived in Summers and Raleigh counties since boyhood.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rosa Mae Ambra Shivley; one son, Rupert  Shivley, Beckley; and three sisters, Mrs. Eva Riner, Beckley; Mrs. Blanche Sneed, Raleigh; and Mrs. Hattie Prince, East Beckley.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Oliver J. Shively, Son Of Daniel C. Shively And Hannah Burkholder, In Marshall County, IN

Oliver J. Shively/Emma C. Brown Marriage
Oliver J. Shively was the son of Daniel C. Shively and Hannah Burkholder.  He was born 24-Oct-1866 and died 21-Jul-1957 in Marshall County, IN, buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  He was married first to Emma Clara Brown in Marshall County on 16-Jun-1894. He married second to Laura May Wisebrook on 27-Jan-1934 in Marshall County.

The following article was extracted from the Plymouth Pilot News, Wednesday, October 24, 1956, Page 2, Columns 1-4:
4 Shively Brothers' Ages Total 339 Years
1st Anniversary Of Over 80 Club
What better way to observe the first anniversary of the "Over 80 Club" than to honor four brothers whose age total 339 years! Three of them are over 80 and the fourth is very close to that mark.
Eldest of the brothers, Oliver Shively, is observing his 90th birthday today (born Oct. 24, 1866) at home in Bremen.  John, 87, was born Dec. 9, 1868 and lives in Nappanee.  Jacob, 83, already a member of the club--was born March 14, 1873, and lives at R. R. 2, Plymouth.  Ullery, the "baby" of the four, was born April 30, 1877 and resides in Nappanee.
Born In Marshall County
All were born within a radius of two miles, about 6 miles east of Plymouth and north of Inwood.  Their parents were Dan and Hannah Shively.  After death broke up the home, John and Ullery lived with one grandmother near Nappanee and Jacob and Oliver lived south with their other grandmother near Plymouth.
Oliver was married to Emma Brown who passed away in 1931.  In 1934 he married Mae Wieshbrock and they moved to Bremen about 23 years ago after his retirement from farming. John married Ida Widmar in 1900 and she passed away in 1925.  He was married in 1928 to Doshia Culler.  He has three sons, Bernard of Harrisburg, Pa., Daniel of Florida, and Warren of Nappanee, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Oliver worked with his father in the elevator business in Inwood until he was 26 years old and he and John then went into the implement business.  They later had a harness and buggy business in Nappanee and when they saw business was beginning to slip, they decided to "slip" into something else, too.  Oliver went into farming.
In Nappanee Business
John was joined in the Shively Corporation, Nappanee, by Ullery.  John has been in it for 62 years and Ullery, 56 years.  The store is divided into three parts, hardware, department and furniture.  They have seen many changes in Nappanee in these years inasmuch as the town had a population of about 1,800 when they started the business and now it is approximately 3,500.  Both are still active in the business.
Jacob married Rena Jones who lived only about 3 miles away but whom he never met until three years before they were married.  They have six children, Rueben, R. R. 2, Plymouth; Mrs. Esta Sutter of near Argos; Mrs. Bessie Barber of South Haven, Mich.; Mrs. Pearl Mitschelen of Michigan City; Orville Shively of R. R. 1, Groverton and Guy Shively, R. R. 1, Plymouth.  They also have 12 grandchildren and eight great grand-children.
Jacob has farmed most of his life though he worked for 20 years in a box and furniture factory in Nappanee.  Peppermint raising was one of the interesting sidelines of his farming.
Nora E. Early became the wife of Ullery in 1907 and they have two children, Miss Helen Shively of Ashland, Ohio, and Robert Shively of Valparaiso.
The brothers are all members of the Church of the Brethren in their respective communities.
Childhood Incidents
Oliver recalls Broad, an ox, they had when he was a boy that was something of a pet.  He would go out when Broad was lying in the barnyard and jump onto him. He remembers vividly the day he did this and Broad got up and decided to go places.  Oliver says he stayed on until they got to the corner of the barn and then was thrown off.
Another incident that stands out in their memory was one day when Broad fell head first into an open well.  Their father got some other men to help him get the ox out of the well with the use of ropes but they were too late--he drowned by the time they got him out.
They recall how bills in those days were often paid with notes instead of money. Then when a person needed cash, he simply sold the notes to obtain the cash.
Traveling has added interest to their lives.  Jacob says he has never traveled much but John has seen the Pacific Ocean once and the Atlantic twice as well as visiting in Florida.
Travel Adds Interest
Ullery has seen most of this country except the South and has traveled in Canada and Mexico as well.  Oliver spent one summer traveling all over the West and two winters in Florida.
When he and his wife visited her half-brother in Oregon--whom he had not seen in over 50 years--they took him, a Baptist preacher, up into the mountains to Mitchell, Ore., where he was to preach a funeral sermon.  They then went on to a lumber mill where they stayed overnight sleeping out of doors.  When he asked what would keep the bears away he was told the two dogs would take care of that.  However, during the night they did hear something gnawing at the building but it was only a porcupine!
Best wishes not only to Oliver, who observes his birthday today, but to each of the brothers, too!