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, October 25, 2013

Joseph Shively, Son Of Henry Shively And Mary Brower, Who Lived In Wayne County, Indiana

Joseph Shively was born in Preble County, Ohio on August 1, 1833 and died April 21, 1894 in Wayne County, Indiana. He was the son of Henry Shively and Mary Brower.  Joseph married Artenecia Taylor on 15-October-1857 in Preble County, Ohio. Henry Shively, with family, moved to Wayne County, Indiana and prospered in the hardware business in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana.

The following information was extracted from The Wayne Farmer, Hagerstown, IN, Friday, October 20, 1899, Page 2, Columns 1-2:
Hagerstown's Mercantile Interests
The evolution of the hardware business in Hagerstown is an interesting subject. The small establishment started by H. Shively & Son in the room west of Will Porter's grocery was the only hardware store in town for a number of years.  It is a matter of wonder that so small a store could supply a population almost as great and fully as prosperous as our present population, but there seems to have been an ample supply for the demand and it remained for later years to create the demand for larger stocks of hardware.  Shively's store had been running for several years before William Gebhart opened a new stock of hardware in the room now occupied by Mahlon Gebhart's dry goods store.  The two stores prospered where but one had been maintained before, and Shively soon found his quarters becoming too small for his growing trade.  He accordingly erected the building on the northeast corner of Main and Washington streets, known as the Shively Building, and moved his hardware store into the corner room.  Joseph Shively carried on a hardware and implement business in that room until his death, when the establishment passed into the hands of his son, Will Shively. The latter ran the store until November, 1897, when the entire stock of hardware, implements and furniture was sold to J. M. Worl, who took immediate possession. The advent of John Worl into the business circles of Hagerstown attracted a great deal of attention because of his prominence as a farmer.  He had farmed for forty-five years on Walnut Level, where he ownes one of the best farms in that fertile region.  Mr. Worl moved into Hagerstown in order to give his children the benefit of the schools and primarily had no intentions of entering business. But the opportunity offered and he purchased the stock, as already stated. Immediately after taking charge Mr. Worl increased the stock in all its departments. (The article continues but in the interest of keeping this related to the Shively's will stop here).

Henry Shively was a brother to Daniel Shively of Huntington County, Indiana who was mentioned in last weeks blog.  Located is The Cambridge City Tribune, Cambridge City, IN, Thursday, September 4, 1884, Page 2, Column 3:       
Henry Shively has returned from Huntington county.  He reports the death of his brother, Daniel Shively, at that place, last Wednesday, at the age of 89 years and 4 months.

The death of Joseph Shively was found in The Hagerstown Exponent, Wednesday, April 25, 1894, Page 3, Column 3:
Joseph Shively
After several weeks of intense suffering, Joseph Shively passed out of this life at his home in this place, while surrounded by his family and a number of friends Saturday night last at near midnight.  Three weeks ago he was able to be at his usual place of business, and his death so soon was thought by no one.  He was seriously ill about two years ago, but had seemingly entirely recovered.  By his death the commercial circle of our little city has been broken, and the loss of the departed member has caused numerous expressions of regret and sorrow by many with whom he mingled.  He made continents of but few, but for those he considered his friends he had a heart as warm and friendship as substantial as any friend can have for friend.  He was ever cheerful, and to many his acquaintances it was a pleasure to meet him at his home or store for an hour's chat.  He was a member of no order or church, though in talks with us he often expressed a belief in a future life and the existence of a God. He came to Hagerstown about twenty-five years ago, and during that time he established a comfortable home, a successful business and sided materially in building our town.  He leaves a wife and one son, in Hagerstown, two sisters living in the west, and three brothers--Charles, who is an attorney at Richmond; Lew, a dealer in real estate in Los Angeles, Cal., and Harvey, a judge of the court at Wabash, Ind.; all of the brothers were here yesterday.  The funeral services were held in the Christian church yesterday, sermon by Rev. Stovenour, Monday, while all who desired could take a last look at deceased, the remains rested in a handsome casket at the home, surrounded by flowers, among which was a broken column that came from the business men as a token of their regards.
During the funeral services a congregation filled the church to its fullest capacity. Rev. Neal read a lesson from the scriptures, which was followed by music by the choir--"Will you meet me at the fountain."  Elder Lewis Kinsey led in prayer, and the choir sang "Asleep in Jesus." Rev. Stovenour preached what was generally considered an able sermon.  The casket, covered with the most beautiful flowers , was opened while at the church, and the congregation took a last look at the remains, which were then taken to the Hagerstown cemetery and interred. Among those who came from abroad to attend the funeral, in addition to his brothers, were Captain Steel and wife, Winchester, O.; Mrs.Patterson, a sister, Wabash; Mrs. Addie Bowman and Mrs. Olive Mathews, Madisonville, O.; Oscar Johnson and wife, Ottis Parsons and B. F. Parsons, Richmond; Mrs. Kelly and daughter, Lizzie, Greenville, O.; Mrs Taylor, Chicago; Amanda Arnold, Roan, Ind.; Fred Prior, Harrison, O.
The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful among which were a pillow, upon which was woven the word "father" from Lew; wreaths from Charley and wife, Richmond, and from Laura Hunt, Eaton; a beautiful sheaf and cycle from Mrs.Kelly, Chicago, a wreath from wife and son, and a broken column, from the business men of the town.  Deceased was 60 years of age.

The death of Artemecia Shively was recorded in The Hagerstown Exponent, Thursday, August 20, 1914, Page 2, Column 3:
Death Of Mrs. Shively
Mrs. Artenecia Shively, widow of Joseph Shively, died at her home here Sunday night at 9:30 o'clock, aged seventy-nine years.  Mrs. Shively had been losing strength gradually for several months past and was seriously ill for three weeks prior to her death, suffering from an incurable form of cancer of the stomach.
Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, at three o'clock, when R Stanhope Easterday, Christian Scientist, of Indianapolis, conducted the services.  Miss Blanche Boyd, of Cambridge City, sang "In Thee, Oh Spirit, True and Tender,""Still, Still With Thee," and "The Mother's Evening Prayer," the last, one of Mrs. Eddy's poems.
Burial was made in West Lawn cemetery.  The bearers were John Teetor, C. H. Hughes, Henry Keagy, W. H. Porter, B. F. Mason and A. R. Jones.
Many friends sent the most beautiful floral tributes to the home, as tokens of their high regard for the one who had passed the portals, and expressive of their deep sympathy for the bereaved relatives.  These flowers were placed over and about the grave after the burial services.
Mrs. Shively was a lovable woman, and one of beautiful character.  Always seeking the good and and shunning that which cast a shadow in the way of right living, her life was an example of faithful trust, sweet simplicity and beautiful rectitude.  Her home life was exemplary and her social life was such to call to her side those who, like herself, saw good in everything.  The sister left will miss her council and her companionship, but will live in the comforting assurance given by the "Friend that's ever near" that there will be no parting in the home eternal where death cannot enter.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Owen Shively, Son Of Daniel Shively And Mary Sarah Weaver, Who Lived In Huntington County, Indiana

Owen Shively, born 20-March-1824 in Stark County, Ohio was the son of Daniel Shively and Mary Sarah Weaver. Owen Shively was married to Mary Wintrode McClure in Huntington County, Indiana on 29-June-1848.  Mary Wintrode was married first to Alfred H. McClure in Huntington County, Indiana on 2-May-1841. Mary Wintrode McClure Shively died 13-July-1889.  Owen Shively married second on 11-March-1890 in Huntington County to Eva Weaver Plum.  Eve Weaver was married first on 17-February-1857 to George Plum.  

Extracted from the Evening Herald, Huntington, Indiana, Saturday, July 24, 1909, Page 7, Column 3:                                          
Aged War Veteran
Owen Shively Dies At Andrews Home Friday
Long A Resident There
Member Of Famous Forty-Seventh Indiana Volunteers During Civil War--Funeral Sunday
Owen Shively, a respected resident and venerable war veteran of Andrews, died Friday evening at six o'clock at his home, after an illness of three months with heart troubles, superinduced by general infirmities.  He was eighty-five years, four months and three days old.  Mr. Shively had been a resident of Andrews since a young man and was one of the familiar characters of that town many years.
Born in Starke county, Ohio, March 20, 1824, Mr. Shively came to Huntington county and located in the little hamlet of Andrews when a young man.  In 1848 he married Miss Mary McClure, who died July, 1889.  Children surviving this union are Jacob and Henry Shively and Lizzie Gibbons, who live in the west, and Mrs. John Lyons of Andrews, who recently came there from Fitzgerald, Ga.   His second marriage was to Mrs. Eva Plum at Andrews on March 11, 1890, and she survives him.
On October 24, 1861, Mr. Shively enlisted as a private in Company E 47th Indiana Infantry, and served through many important engagements with that famous organization.  He was discharged on December 14, 1863, but realized the need of further services to his country and re-enlisted the next day and went again to the front.  He remained with his command through the hard campaigns in the south until his discharge October 23, 1865, at Baton Rouge, La., at the close of the war.  His service record was a valiant one and spoke well of his valor as a patriot during the trying times of the rebellion.  
Returning to Andrews after the war, he settled down to a quiet life and never became prominent nor sought publicity.  Surviving, beside his immediate family, are a brother, Jacob Shively of Oregon, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Gibbons of Iowa and Mrs. Joel Cramer of Andrews.  He was a member of the Christian church at Andrews and funeral services will be conducted in the edifice on Sunday afternoon at  2:30, Rev. J. T. Lucky officiating.  Pall bearers will be selected as per his request from the G.A.R. organization at Andrews.  Interment will be at Riverside.

The newspaper obituary for Mary Wintrode McClure Shively was found in The Huntington Herald, Huntington, Indiana, Friday, July 19, 1889, Page 3, Column 6:
Death Of Mrs. Shively
The death of a prominent and aged inhabitant of Dallas township occurred Saturday afternoon.  The deceased is Mrs. Owen Shively, aged sixty-eight years, whose husband survives her.  She was a sister to Captain Wintrode, of this city, whom she leaves, with two other brothers, Samuel and Daniel, and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Isenberger.  Of a family of thirteen children, only four now remain, of whom the Captain is the oldest.
A singular characteristic in the Wintrode family is that its membership numbered four sons and nine daughters exactly duplicated in this respect the family of the grandparents on the mother's side.  Not only were the numbers exactly alike, but the sons and daughters came in the same order and strange to say, the deaths in the two families are very nearly counterparts.
Mrs. Shively was regarded with high esteem and will be greatly missed in the community.
The funeral took place at Andrews Monday afternoon and from this city was attended by Captain and Mrs. Wintrode.

The newspaper obituary for Eva Weaver Plum Shively was located in the Huntington Evening Herald, Wednesday, May 31, 1911, Page 3, Column 3:
Mrs. Shively Died Suddenly
Had Just Completed Decorating Grave Of Late Husband
Acute Heart Illness
Excitement Of Sad Emotion Caused Demise
"I Wonder Who Will Be Buried First?"
Was Question Put To Mrs. Shively By Mrs. Myers, Who Accompanied Her--Then Came Collapse And Quick Death
With an answer to the question, "I wonder who will be the first of us two to be buried next?" hardly passed her lips, Mrs. Eva Shively, widow of the late Owen Shively, fell in a faint and expired within a few minutes while in Riverside cemetery at Andrews Tuesday morning.  She had gone to the cemetery in company with Mrs. Myers and the two had placed floral tributes on the graves of their husbands, the two being buried on the same lot.  As the ladies turned to depart, Mrs. Myers spoke to Mrs. Shively with the question, "I wonder which of us will be buried first?" Mrs. Shively answered that such a question was hard to answer, and in the same breath complained of illness.
Seeing that her companion was about to faint, Mrs. Myers stepped to her side. Mrs. Shively braced up.  It began to sprinkle just then and Mrs. Myers asked her if she thought she could walk to the shelter of the tool house nearby.  Mrs. Shively replied that she thought she could, but collapsed before she had taken many steps.  Several men at the tool house rushed to the ladies and assisted in carrying Mrs. Shively to the shelter of the small structure and there she died immediately.  The body was taken to the Kilty undertaking rooms and later to the Shively home.  Death was due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Shively was sixty-nine years old.  She had been afflicted with heart trouble a number of months, suffering frequent attacks.  Monday night an acute illness came near being fatal, but as usual she rallied and Tuesday morning was apparently in her regular health.  She was twice married, her former name having been Plum.  Both husbands are dead, Mr. Shively's death having occurred two years ago last month.  Mrs. Shively and Mrs. Myers were intimate friends and they planned to visit the cemetery Decoration day  morning to decorate the graves of their husbands, whose graves were on the same lot.
Throughout their stay at the graves, Mrs. Myers noticed that Mrs. Shively was laboring under sad emotion.  Several times the afflicted lady remarked she would have to rest a bit to get her breath.  After they started from the graves, Mrs. Shively was seen to put her hand to her breast and gasp as if in sharp pain. Then followed the fainting spell and collapse, terminating in her death.
Surviving are three sons by her first marriage.  They are Alfred Plum of Wabash, Charles of Logansport and Henry of Hammond.  Funeral arrangements were delayed pending the arrival of the latter from Hammond.  Interment will be at Riverside, beside the grave she decorated Tuesday.  Services will be conducted in the Christian church, she having held membership in that church.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Anna Shively Cline And Leah Shively Lantis, Daughters Of Ulrich Shively And Christiana Shideler In Huntington County, IN

Several of the children of Ulrich Shively (1774-1825) and Christiana Shideler (1776-1838) were early pioneers in Huntington County, IN.  Newspaper articles extracted from Huntington County, IN provide interesting information on these Shively pioneers.  Extracted from The Daily Democrat, Huntington, IN, Monday Evening, June 8, 1896, Page 8, Column 2:
Thou Good and Faithful Servant", Was the Life and Acts of Mrs. Anna Cline During a 
Long and Useful Life
Death, the reaper, called to her heavenly home the spirit of Mrs. Anna Cline, widow of James Cline.  She died at her home in Markle, Sunday.  Deceased was 81 years and 3 days old and was the mother of seven children, three of whom survive and mourn the death of a beloved mother.  The children are Mrs. R. Stuckman and George and James Cline of Markle.
Deceased was born in Starke county, Ohio, June 4, 1815.  In 1837 she moved from Starke to Preble county, O. and to Huntington county in 1839.  She had been a member of the German Baptist church for forty-six years and was a most exemplary woman.  Mrs. Cline came to Huntington county with the following parties who had intermarried in such a manner that they were all brothers-in-law to each other.  The gentlemen were Jacob and Daniel Shively, Gideon Landis, John Detro, James Cline, Samuel Wolfe and Henry Wintrode.  The above parties all settled in Rockcreek township with exception of Henry Wintrode and Daniel Shively, who located in Dallas township.  All of the above gentlemen,, who were unusually large men, measuring over six feet, are dead now with the exception of Jacob Shively, who resides near Markle and who is over 84 years old.  Mrs. Landis, widow of Gideon Landis, still survives and is over 80 years old.
The funeral of Mrs. Cline will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, from the Dunkard church in Markle.  Interment will be made at the White church.

The obituary for Leah Shively Lantis was located in The Daily News-Democrat, Huntington, IN, Thursday Evening, December 5, 1901, Page 2, Column 6:
Leah Lantis, daughter of Owen and Christena Shively, was born in Starke county, O., January 15,  1820, and died in Huntington county, Indiana, November 21, 1901, aged eighty-one years, ten months and six days.  Her life reaches over a wide period of time and has marked many great changes.  She was married to Gideon Lantis, August 17, 1836, in Preble county, Ohio.  To this union was born twelve children, six of whom are still living.  She became a member of the German Baptist church in 1843.  Besides the immediate family she leaves forty-two grandchildren, sixty-two great grandchildren and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.
Farewell, dear friends, I am at rest,
From pain and sorrow free:
Make ready now and before too late,
For you must follow me.
----Joseph Wall

The obituary for Gideon Lantis, husband of Leah Shively Lantis, gives additional information on the history of the family connections.  Extracted from The Huntington Democrat, Thursday, February 2, 1888, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
A Pioneer Gone
On Sunday the 22nd of January, 1888, Mr. Gideon Lantis Sr. complained of not feeling well and remained thus till Tuesday following when he received a stroke of paralysis which terminated in death at about 8 o'clock P.M. Thursday, January 26th, 1888.  From the time he was stricken until death he was both speechless and unconscious.  The organs of respiration were all that showed any signs of life.  A physician was called early but so severe was the stroke that medical aid was of little or no avail.  It now became evident that the time of his demise was at hand.  both friends and neighbors in their minds began preparing for the worst.  The funeral occurred on Sunday following at the white church, near Browns Corners. The services were conducted by Eld. Dorsey Hodgen of the German Baptist faith, using for a text, "What is man that thou art mindful of him?" (Hebrews II, 6.)  The funeral was the largest one held there since the burial of those killed by the boiler explosion at Browns Corners ten years previous.  The church is large and both seats and aisles were filled to their utmost capacity.  A great number were therefore compelled to remain on the outside.
Pioneers came from various parts of the county to pay the last tribute of respect to one who shared alike with them the hardships incident to living in the woods.  Sorrow was depicted upon the countenances of all.  Stout hearts were made contrite and sympathetic tears flowed copiously and unrestrained.  All knew that Mr. Lantis was dead and realized that a friend had gone from them.  He being an early settler was still in possession of those noble, christian, and samaritan principles that governed in pioneer times.  He, unlike many of this day of selfishness and independence always had time, when he met a neighbor, to stop and inquire after the welfare of the family.  He was always on hand in sickness, not merely to be seen and be in the way, but to administer to the wants of the suffering and needy.  Had one a piece of work he could not perform alone, he had only to let Mr. Lantis know it, and he was sure to have help......
Mr. Gideon Lantis Sr. was born to Samuel and Senee Lantis April 16th, 1813, in Preble county, Ohio.  He died January 26th, 1888, being 74 years, 9 months and 10 days old.  He was married August 17th, 1836, to Leah Shively, in Preble county, Ohio.  She and Jacob Shively Sr., of Wells county, Indiana, and Anna Cline, widow of the late James Cline, are brother and sisters--the only members of the old Shively family now living.  Their ages are respectively 68, 74 and 72 years.  Mr. and Mrs. Lantis,  Samuel Wolfe, Jacob Shively Sr., James Cline, John Detro Sr., Henry Wintrode and Daniel Shively, with their families, emigrated to Huntington county, Indiana.  There were brother and brother-in-law.  All are dead now save Mr. Jacob Shively, Mrs. Gideon Lantis, and Mrs. James Cline, his sisters.
Samuel Wolfe, Gideon Lantis and Jacob Shively bought and settled on the north half of section four, in Rockcreek township, this county.  The remainder settling in other portions of the county.  At that time but few settlements existed here.  It was therefore but little else than one dense forest with the Indian trails through it serving as highways leading from one isolated settlement to another.  They put up the first night or two after their arrival in an empty hut belonging to the Miami Indians, on the farm now owned by Mr. Henry W. Bonewits.  The natives were apparently unfriendly, and the emigrants wishing to avoid any trouble, moved a quarter of a mile further into their own woods, and put up a tent in which they lived until they erected three log cabins; one for Samuel Wolfe, one for Gideon Lantis and one for Jacob Shively.
They raised these buildings with the aid of their own hands.  There were only three families living between them and Huntington which was little more than a white settlement surrounded by Indians.  Markle was just a settlement.  The year of their arrival Thomas O'Thigh taught the first school in Rockcreek township on what is known as the Jonas Kelsey farm.  Reader, I will let you contrast times and improvements then with the same now.  When done you will see that we will forever owe a debt of gratitude to the memory of those who are dead and gone and left the fruit of their labors for our enjoyment.
In 1845, Mr. Lantis embraced Christianity and thereupon united with the German Baptist church.  He continued steadfastly in the faith until his death.  There were born to him twelve children, four sons and eight daughters, five of whom are dead.  Those who survive are Samuel Lantis, Daniel Lantis, Gideon Lantis Jr., Jacob S. Lantis, Christina Freds, Jane Stetsel, Elizabeth Fahl, thirty-two grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.         L.E.S.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Herbert L. Shively And Anna L. Potter - Cowley Co., KS to Comanche Co., OK to Dallas Co., TX

Anna L. Potter Shively/Herbert Shively
Herbert L. Shively was born on 11-August-1886 in Burden, Cowley County, Kansas and died 13-June-1963 in Dallas County, Texas.  Herbert married Anna L. Potter in Canadian County, Oklahoma on 9-September-1912.  Herbert L. Shively was the son of Lewis B. Shively and Ella F. Kempton.  Lewis B. Shively was the son of John Wesley Shively (1823-1900) and Mary Ann Shirley (1823-1891).  John Wesley Shively was the son of Jacob Banta Shively (1797-1878) and Anna Mavity (1798-1878).

The picture at the left was extracted from the Dallas Morning News, Friday, October 12, 1962, Sec. 1, Page 9, Column 5:       Shively's Mark 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Shively, Sr., of 2932 Milton recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple had lived in Dallas for 30 years.
Shively has been employed with the Roach & Atkinson Implement Co. for many years, and he was formerly with John Deere Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively have a son Herbert L. Shively of Dallas.

A related article to their 50th wedding anniversary was located in The Lawton Constitution, Wednesday, September 5, 1962, Page 16, Column 3:
Couple Plans Anniversary Observation
Chattanooga (Special) -- Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Shively, former Chattanooga residents now living in Dallas, Tex., will observe their Golden Wedding anniversary Sunday.  No reception is planned because of Mr. Shively's health.
The family requests that no gifts be sent, but a daughter-in-law, Mrs. H. R. Shively Jr., hopes relatives and friends in the Lawton, Chattanooga and surrounding areas will send cards and snapshots to the couple.
"I want to compile them in a scrapbook in memory of the anniversary," Mrs. Shively explained. "If possible, we would appreciate the snapshots being enlarged prints, for Mr. Shively does not have good vision now, and he can see only the larger prints".
The couple's address is 2932 Anniversary Park, Dallas.
Mr. Shively was cashier of the First National bank in Chattanooga when the bank was organized.  Mrs. Shively, the former Miss Anna Potter, taught in the Chattanooga schools.
The couple was married Sept. 9, 1911.

Herbert L. Shively (on the left), Burden, Cowley Co., KS
The following information was extracted from the Dallas Morning News, Saturday, June 15, 1963, Sec. 1, Page 16, Column 4:
Herbert L. Shively
Funeral services for Herbert L. Shively, 75, of 2932 Milton, a mechanic with Roach & Atkinson Implement Co., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ed C. Smith & Bro. Funeral Chapel.  Burial in Crown Hill Memorial Park.
Mr. Shively died here Thursday.
He had been a Roach-Atkinson employee 17 years, and was a member of the Oak Cliff Christian Church.  Survivors:  Wife; son, Herbert L. Shively, Jr. of Dallas, and two grandchildren.

Extracted from the Lawton Constitution, Thursday, January 14, 1971, Page 5, Column 1:
Mrs. Ann Shively
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Colonial Funeral Home, Irving, Tex., for a former Lawtonian, Mrs. Ann Shively, of Dallas, Tex., who died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital.
Born in Topeka, Kan., Mrs. Shively moved to Lawton in 1909 and then to Chattanooga where she taught school until her marriage to Herbert Shively in 1912.  They moved to Dallas in 1933.  He died in 1963.
She was a frequent visitor in Lawton and was well-known here and in the Chattanooga community.  She was a member of the Christian Church and Eastern Star.
Survivors include one son, Herbert L. Jr., two grandchildren, all of Irving, Tex., and a niece, Mrs. Clyda Hargraves, Lawton.