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, February 8, 2014

Samuel T. Shively Who Lived In Grant County, Indiana

Swayzee Press, January 1, 1916
Samuel T. Shively was born ca 1849 and died in June-1938.  He was the son of Martin Shively born 1801 and Susan born 1806.  Samuel T. Shively married Rebecca Kiser on 20-Dec-1867 in Miami County, IN. He married second Hannah Malinda Shoffstall Woolery (Wolary) on 22-May-1894 in Grant County, IN.  She was married first to Henry Woolery on 1-Mar-1877 in Auglaize Co., OH.  
In the Samuel Shively household listed on the 1880 Jackson township, Miami County, IN census are Samuel age 29, wife Rebecca age 27, daughter Mary L age 11, son Charles age 9 and son William age 6.  Samuel Shively and family are listed on the 1900 Sims township, Grant County, IN census as Samuel Shively age 52,  wife Hannah M age 42, stepson Granvill Woolery age 20 and stepson Harvey Woolery age 17.
Newspaper articles help tell a little more about the experiences the Shively ancestors encountered.  Several articles have been extracted on the life of Samuel T. Shively from the Swayzee Press, (Grant County, IN).  Extracted from the Swayzee Press, Friday, March 6, 1902, Page 3, Column 3:       Granville Woolery of Marion is spending a few days with his mother, Mrs. S. T. Shively.

Swayzee Press, Friday, March 30, 1906, Page 8, Column 3:   Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shively have been entertaining, this week, Mr. Shively's mother, of Platt county, Kansas.

Swayzee Press, Friday, October 15, 1909, Page 7, Column 4:     Sam Shively came near losing his home by fire Monday evening.  Mrs. Shively had put a lot of wood in the kitchen stove oven to dry and then gone to neighbors.  When Sam came home to supper he found the wood on fire and house full of smoke.  Prompt action and a little water soon put everything out of danger, but it was lucky that the discovery was made before any of the burning wood dropped to the floor.

Swayzee Press, Friday, February 25, 1910, Page 4, Column 3:
Experience With Coal Gas
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shively had an experience Monday morning which they do not care to have repeated.  When they awoke, early in the morning, they found that both had a severe headache and were also suffering with a peculiar sickness which seemed to effect them all over.  Sam felt drowsy and was inclined to sleep, but Mrs. Shively suffered pain, which grew rapidly worse.  On arising they felt a dizziness and found it difficult to walk without staggering. On reaching the open air and ventilating the house well the sickness gradually wore off, but the dizziness lingered to some extent all day.
The cause of the peculiar experience is believed to have been coal gas escaping from the base burner.  They slept up stairs over the room containing the stove and a register in the floor near the bed supplied heat from below.  The chimney is one of the small kind built in the days of natural gas.  It was built for a grate and was therefore somewhat open at the bottom. For these reasons the stove did not have a strong draft.  Besides, Mrs. Shively and closed the damper in the stove pipe to keep the fire from getting too hot, and the outside air being still and sultry during the night, it is believed that poisonous gases escaped from the stove and caused the peculiar sickness.

Swayzee Press, Friday, February 25, 1910, Page 4, Column 2:
The experience of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Shively Monday morning may well serve as a warning to all who sleep in or near a room in which a fire is kept all night.  Some of the gases produced by the burning of coal are very poisonous and it is very essential that these gases do not escape into the living or sleeping rooms.  Care should be taken that all joints in  stove pipes are close and tight and that pipes and chimneys are kept open enough to carry all the smoke and fumes up the chimneys as fast as they are formed in the stove.

Swayzee Press, Friday, January 13, 1911, Page 1, Column 2:
Death of Harvey Woolry
A letter from Mrs. Samuel Shively, written at Whittier, California, on January 8th, states that her son, Harvey Woolry, at whose bedside she has been for several weeks, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 3, at 8 o'clock.  She states that he suffered much near the last but died with the assurance that he had made his peace with God and was ready to go.  The body will not be interred at once, but will be preserved and brought here for burial.  On account of Mrs. Shively's exhausted condition and cold weather, however they have decided not to return home until the severe part of the winter is over, perhaps three months hence.  Mr. Shively will secure employment there for the time and they will notify friends here of their departure in ample time to be prepared for their arrival.

Swayzee Press, Friday, July 21, 1911, Page 1, Column 3:
Mrs. Malinda Shively, who has been separated from her husband, Samuel Shively for several weeks past, returned to Swayzee Wednesday in company with a lady friend, Mrs. Marsh, and had her household goods loaded into a car and shipped to SantaFe, Ohio, the home of her father, where we understand she expects to make her home.

Swayzee Press, Friday, December 5, 1913, Page 1, Column 2:
Secured Divorce
Mrs. Hannah Malinda Shively, who lives at Lake View, Ohio, has secured a divorce from Samuel T. Shively of Swayzee and has had restored to her the name of her first marriage -- Wolary.

Swayzee Press, Friday, January 14, 1916, Page 1, Column 1:
Quits Meat Business
Sam Shively sold out his stock of meats to Elmer Wright the first of the week and left Wednesday for a visit with his daughter, Mrs. George Allen in Park county, after which he plans to spend the rest of the winter in Kansas with his sister, Mrs. B. F. Thomas, whose husband died recently.

Swayzee Press, Friday, October 13, 1916, Page 1, Column 5:
Granville Wolary
The body of Granville Wolary was brought here last Saturday from Terre Haute and laid to rest in Thrailkill cemetery, north of town.  Mr. Wolary spent his boyhood days in Swayzee and his mother, Mrs. Malinda Wolary, resides here now.  The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Wolary in her sorrow as Granville was the only remaining member of her family, the husband and other son having died several years ago.

Swayzee Press, Friday, August 16, 1918, Page 3, Column 4:
Sam Shively came home Sunday from Vanceburg, Ky., where he has been working on a farm with his son Charles.  He is now employed at Pence's meat market.

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