|Samuel S. Shively/Lydia Ullery Marriage|
Samuel S. Shively was born 31-Mar-1818 and died 12-Jan-1881 and buried in Sharpee Cemetery in Miami County, IN. Samuel was married on 30-Apr-1840 in Montgomery County, OH to Lydia Ullery. Lydia was born 14-Jan-1824 and died 1-Jan-1873. Samuel S. Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1770-1836) and Susannah Gripe (1776-1859).
Samuel S. Shively is listed on the 1860 Miami County, IN, Pipe Creek Township census: Samuel S. Shively age 42 farmer, wife Lydia age 36, son Samuel age 18, son Solomon age 14, son Christian age 6, and daughter Mary E age 2. On the 1870 Miami County, IN, Pipe Creek Township census is listed Samuel Shively age 52, wife Lydia age 46, son Christopher age 14, daughter Mary age 13 and daughter Anna. On the 1880 Miami County, IN, Pipe Creek Township census in the household of George Bowman age 30 is the boarder Samuel Shively age 62 and his son Christopher Shively age 23.
The tragic death of Samuel S. Shively was recorded in at least three different newspapers. The tragedy of Samuel’s death is not the reason for this article rather the different telling of the tragedy in each newspaper.
Extracted from the Logansport Weekly Journal, Logansport, IN, Saturday, January 22, 1881, Page 8, Column 3:
Wednesday evening Samuel Shively and another man, both farmers, started home in a wood wagon, after first absorbing a good supply of whisky. They had only driven about one mile and a half from Peru when Shively fell out of the wagon; his head was caught behind the spokes of the hind wheel, breaking his neck instantly.
Recorded in the Rochester Republican, Rochester, IN, Thursday, January 20, 1881, Page 2, Column 2:
Samuel Shively, a farmer living near Peru, fell of his wagon while drunk, and met his death. His head caught between the spokes of one of the wheels, breaking his neck instantly.
Located in the Peru Miami County Sentinel, Peru, IN, Thursday, January 13, 1881, Page 3, Column 4:
Yesterday evening about 6 o’clock, Samuel S. Shively, an old and well known resident of Pipe Creek township, was going home with William Bowman, and when they were near the railroad bridge one wheel of the wagon dropped into a deep rut and Mr. Shively, who was sitting on the seat directly above the wheel, was pitched out, his head catching in the spokes and breaking his neck, causing instantaneous death. Help was procured at Wallick’s mill and the body brought to Peru and taken to the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Jackson, to be prepared for the rites of interment. Immediately after the accident deputy coroner Scott was notified, who decided it would only be a useless expense to the county to hold an inquest. Mr. Shively was near seventy years of age, was the owner of considerable property, and was respected by all who knew him. He leaves quite a large family, all of whom are grown and in comfortable circumstances.