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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

James Madison Shively And Wives, Eva Leota Stephenson And Dora May Strader, Who Lived In Madison County, Indiana

James Madison Shively was born on 1-Sep-1868 Madison County, IN and died 5-May-1951 in Madison County, IN.  He was married 1st to Eva Leota Stephenson on 24-Dec-1890 in Hamilton County, IN. Eva was the adopted daughter of James and Isabella Karr per information on the 1880 Hamilton County, IN census records.  James was married 2nd to Dora May Strader on 30-June-1894.  James and Eva had two children, John W. Karr born 26-Jan-1892 (married Anna L. Carson) and Edna Glee Karr born 18-Mar-1893(married Herman Carson).  James and Dora had the following children:  Stanley C born Oct-1894 (married Rachel Crawford), Ethel M born Jan-1888, Roy F born June 1899, Arthur A born ca 1905, Lillian born ca 1911, Marshall born 1919 and Mildred born 1919 (married Theon Dunn). 

A great appreciation goes to Beth Oljace who works at the Anderson Public Library in Anderson, IN. She extracted several of the following newspaper obituaries in a very professional and timely manner in order that the information could be included in this blog.  Extracted from the Anderson Daily Bulletin, Saturday, May 5, 1951, Page 10, Column 1:
J. M. Shively Dies Today
James. M. (Bob) SHIvely, age 82, of 4408 St. Charles street, died this morning at 2 o’clock after an illness of eleven months. He made his home at the residence of his son, Arthur.
Born near Perkinsville, Mr. Shively had lived in this vicinity all of his life.  He came to Andreson in 1916 and was employed with the Lambert Manufacturing Company and, later, with the Dean Hill Pump Company.  His wife, Dora, died in June, 1950.
Surviving are four sons, Arthur, with whom he resided; Stanley and Roy Shively, Anderson, and John Carr, of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Carson, Noblesville, and Mrs. Mildred Dunn, Anderson; 10 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Brugge, Crawfordsville.
The body was taken to the Brown and Eckenberg funeral home and was returned to the residence this afternoon.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Linwood Christian Church by Rev. Oscar Davis.  Burial will be in the Carey Webb cemetery, near Strawtown.

Extracted from the Daily Bulletin, Anderson, IN, Friday, June 23, 1950, Page 24, Column 1:
Dora Shively, Age 72, Dies Early Today
Mrs. Dora Mae Shively, age 72, wife of James M. (Bob) Shively, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at the family home, 615 east Nineteenth street.  She had been ill for several weeks.
Mrs. Shively was born in Ansonia, O., the daughter of Jacob and Alvina Strader, and came to Anderson at the age of 12 with her parents.  She had resided here for 60 years.
Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Dunn, and three sons, Stanley, Roy, and Arthur Shively, all of Anderson; two stepchildren, John Karr, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Edna Carson, near Perkinsville; 26 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren,  and one half-sister, Mrs. William Paxson, of Pennville, Ind.  Another son, P. F. C. Marshall Shively, was killed in January, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge.
The body was taken to the Brown and Eckenberg funeral home and late this afternoon was removed to the home of Arthur Shively, a son, at 4408 St. Charles street, where friends will be received.  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Linwood Christian Church by Rev. Oscar Davis.  Burial will be in Carey cemetery, near Strawtown.

From the Daily Bulletin, Tuesday, February 6, 1945, Page 1:
Pvt. Shively Is Killed In Action Jan. 12
Former Elwood Man  And Alexandria Soldier Die
World War II casualties in Madison county mounted today with word received of three soldiers killed in action, including one Anderson man, a former Elwood youth and Alexandria soldier.
Pvt. Marshall Shively, age 26, this city, was killed in action in France on Jan. 12, according to a message from the War Department received this morning by his wife, Mrs. Martha Shively, 2915 Monroe street.  The father of three young children, ranging in ages from seven to one.  Pvt. Shively had been in the army only about six months and had been overseas only since mid-December, less than a month before he was killed in battle.
A resident here most of his life, Pvt. Shively was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Shively, 616 east Nineteenth street.  He attended local schools and later was employed at Delco-Remy plant.  He was taken into the army early last fall and after training at Camp Hood, Texas, was sent overseas to France into the invasion forces.  Besides the widow, he leaves three children, Jerry, age seven; Gretchen, age four, and Max, age one, his parents, three brothers, Stanley Shively, Westport; Arthur Shively, Indianapolis, and Roy Shively, Anderson; also two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Dunn and Mrs. Lillian Musick, of Anderson.


The following obituary was copied from The Anderson Herald, Saturday, June 1, 1957,  Page 2, Column 9:
Anderson Obituaries
 Stanley C. Shively
Stanley C. Shively, 62, 2127 W. 16th St., died suddenly at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at his home.  He had been in failing health for seven weeks.Mr. Shively was born in Anderson, a son of James and Dora Shively, and had resided here most of his life.  He was employed at the Lynch Coporation and was a former employee of the Pierce Governor Company.  He was a veteran of World War I, having served overseas with Company A of the 113th Infantry Division.
Survivors include the widow, June F.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Gascho, Noblesville; six grandchildren, a great-grandson, two brothers, Roy and Arthur Shively, both of Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Dunn, Noblesville; a half-sister, Mrs. Edward Carson, Perkinsville; a half-brother, John Carr, Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews.  A brother, Marshall Shively, died in World War II.
The body was taken to the Brown and Butz Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 3 p.m. today.   Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Oscar Davis, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Fishersburg, in charge.  Interment will be in Carey Cemetery, near Strawtown.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Leroy A Shively And 1st Wife, Carrie B. Jacobs And 2nd Wife, Lenora E. Clark, Who Lived In Miami County, Indiana

Leroy Anthony Shively
Leroy Anthony Shively was the son of Daniel P. Shively and Harriet Little.  He was born on 26-July-1869 and died 21-May-1946 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN.  On 2-Aug-1899 in Miami County, IN he was married to Carrie Bell Jacobs.  On 14-July-1926 in Fulton County, IN he was married to Lenora E. Clark. 

Leroy Shively And Carrie Bell Jacobs
Ralph, Lenora, Leroy, Doris Shively
Gene Rohrer In Front Row


The following biography was found in The History of Miami County, Indiana, A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Edited by Mr. Arthur L. Bodurtha, Volume 1, Illustrated, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York, 1914, pages 818-819.
LEROY A. SHIVELY
The career of Mr. Shively, now probably the best known and the ablest auctioneer in Miami county, has many points of interest.  He is a native of Miami county, who in his young manhood left his home surroundings and began his practical adventures in the west.  After a number of years of more or less successful enterprises in western states, he returned to his old county, and now for twenty years has been actively identified with the farming and general business affairs of this locality.  Mr. Shively was born on a farm in Pipe Creek township on July 26, 1869.
His father was the late Daniel P. Shively, whose career and character are worthy of long remembrance in the community which was his home for so many years, and to which he contributed so many uplifting and substantial influences.  Daniel P. Shively was born near Dayton, Ohio, was reared on a farm in the discipline of hard work and when a boy received only limited educational advantages.  As he grew up he began to appreciate his lack of schooling, and at every opportunity that was offered he studied and read with consuming ardor the most instructive literature.  His family were strong in the faith of the German-Baptist church and he was reared in the faith.  In his community in Miami county he came in time to exercise the influence of one of the leading citizens, and with his intense energy and religious zeal almost naturally took a place as local preacher among the adherents of his own faith.  He was known as a keen reasoner, a profound student of the bible, and in every relation of life his influence was for morality and practical good.  His death occurred in July, 1900.  An immense concourse of sorrowing friends followed his body to its last resting place, and on that day were paid many heartfelt tributes to his noble nature and many worthy deeds of his lifetime.
LeRoy A. Shively spent his boyhood in the old community of Pipe Creek township.  He attended the district school which was nearest the old home and trained his body by the vigorous work of the farm and the sports and diversions which country boys usually follow.  When twenty years of age he started out for himself and chose the west as a field for his early enterprise.  He was in Kansas and Colorado for some time.  Among the work which he did in Kansas was as engineer for the Great Bend Milling Company.  His experience in running an engine was practically nothing, but the company wanted an engineer, and he wanted work, so they arranged matters to their mutual satisfaction.  He continued in his place as engineer for about eighteen months, and when he left it was on his own volition and not because the company requested it.  During the following year he was engaged in carpentering and contracting, and for two years was engaged in prospecting and work in the mines at Galena, Kansas.
On returning to Miami county in 1893, Mr. Shively established himself on a farm and began the breeding of Hereford cattle, an enterprise which he continued for six years.  Selling out, he then associated himself with the late Col. Allie Powell in live stock auctioneering.  During three years of his association he made his home at Wabash.  After the death of Col. Powell in 1906, Mr. Shively continued his vocation as auctioneer on his own responsibility, and has had a large business in that calling.  For three years he was engaged in the management of the farm known as the Jerry Hardwick farm for the Shirk estate.
Mr. Shively is in politics a Democrat, and a good citizen without participating in practical party affairs.  On August 2, 1899, he married Miss Carrie B. Jacobs, of Pipe Creek township.  Their two children are Ralph D. and Dorris E.  Mrs. Shively is a member of the Methodist church.

The following newspaper articles were extracted from several sources regarding the life of Leroy A. Shively.  In the Goshen Weekly News-Times, Friday, August 14, 1914, Page 6, Column 1:                                                Stable And Barn Burns
Col. Leroy Shively, an auctioneer of Peru, well known in Goshen, lost his stable and seven horses by fire Monday night.  Loss of $4,500.

The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN, Thursday, April 13, 1922, Page 9, Column 6:
Victim Of Apoplexy
(Special to the News-Sentinel)  PERU, Ind., April 13. --Mrs. Carrie B. Shively, aged 45 years,  wife of Leroy Shively, prominent farmer and stockman of this city, died at her home here Wednesday.  Death was due to apoplexy.  Mr. Shively and two children survive.  The funeral services will be conducted from the residence Friday morning.

The Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, IN, Thursday, July 15, 1926, Page 8, Columns 4-5:
Coming as a complete surprise to their many friends, is the marriage of Miss Lenora Clark and L. A. Shively which was solemnized this morning in Peru, by the brother of the groom.  Mrs. Shively, who is a trained nurse has made her home in this city for several years with Miss Mary Gould.  Mr. Shively is a member of the firm of Stehle and Shively of this city, formerly of Peru.

The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN, Thursday, May 23, 1946, Page 15, Column 4:
Former Assessor Dies
Leroy A. Shively, 76, former Miami county assessor, died of a complication of ailments in Methodist hospital at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.  His residence was at 286 1/2 West Third street.  He had been a patient in the hospital three weeks.
Survivors include the widow, Lenora, and two children, Ralph D. Shively, of Reynoldsburg, O., and Mrs. Doris Rohrer, of Ft. Wayne.  Surviving also are two brothers and a sister, the Rev. Thomas A. Shively, Peru route 4; Charles Shively, of Huntington, Pa., and Mrs. David Cripe, of Peru.
A resident of Peru practically all his life, the deceased was born here, a son of Daniel P. Shively.  He was a member of the Methodist church and the Bunker Hill Masonic lodge.
Funeral services will be conducted in the First Christian church here at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.  The Rev. Lee Jackson, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery here.  The Masonic burial will be exemplified at the grave.
The body was to be returned Thursday from the Eikenberry funeral home to the late residence, 286 1/2 West Third street, where it was announced that friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Daily Journal-Gazette And Commerical-Star, Mattoon, IL, Monday, May 9, 1949, Page 8, Column 6:       
        Mrs. Lenora Shively Dies in Charleston Nursing Home
(Special to the Journal-Gazette)   Charleston, Ill. -- Mrs. Lenora Shively died Saturday at the Cunningham nursing home in Charleston.  She had been a patient there since 1947.  Funeral services are incomplete.  She is survived by a step-son, two nieces, and a step-daughter.

Thank you to Mary Rohrer for providing the pictures for this blog.  Pictures are so appreciated as they add to the history.


Friday, August 2, 2013

John Shively And Wife, Amelia Garman (Gorman), Who Lived In Darke County, Ohio

John Shively and wife, Amelia Garman, are located in the records of Darke County, Ohio.  John Shively was born in April 1857 died 26-July-1934 and wife Amelia Garman (Gorman) was born 16-Feb-1862 died 15-April-1931. John and Amelia were married in Miami County, OH on 15-Nov-1882. They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio census records.  They were the parents of Estella F. born 25-Feb-1884 died 1966 and married Charles H. Wise on 20-Jan-1906 in Darke County, OH buried Harris Creek Cem., Miami County, OH; Walter Ogle born 10-Apr-1886; William Ned born 1-Apr-1888, died 28-Mar-1963 Columbus, OH married 14-May-1909 to Ella Miller; John Henry born 9-Oct-1890 died Feb-1979; Esther M. born 8-Apr-1892 died 28-Oct-1974; Edward R. born 26-May-1894, Ralph H. born 1903, and J. S. born 12-Jan-1908. 

Located in The Piqua Daily Call, Thursday, July 26, 1934, Page 12, Column 3:
Veteran Bradford Railroad Man Dies
Bradford, O., July 26. (Special)---John Shively, 77, retired veteran railroad employee and farmer died at 1 o’clock this morning at the Greenville hospital following treatment there of the past several weeks.  The deceased underwent an operation Tuesday.
He was widely known throughout this vicinity having moved to his home one mile west of Bradford some years ago.  He was born in Pennsylvania.  His wife preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church in Bradford.
Survivors include four sons, William of Columbus; Walter, John Jr., and Ralph at home; two daughters, Mrs. Stella Wise and Miss Esther Shively at home; two brothers, David of Columbus and Frank of Fort Worth Texas; one sister, Mrs. Anna South of Columbus and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed, plans being withheld upon receipt of word from the deceased’s brother in Texas