The parents of Brenard Acker Shively (1881-1965) were Maurice Charles Shively and Catherine Longacre. Maurice Charles (M. C.) Shively was born 22-November-1858 and died 31-August-1906 in Luzerne County, PA. Catherine Longacre, was born 7-April-1862 and died 12-December-1905 in Luzerne County, PA. Both are buried in the Newport Cemetery in Perry County, PA.
M. C. and Catherine Shively were the parents of five children: Laura who died in 1895; Brenard Acker born 22-January-1881 died 24-September-1965 in Yelllowstone County, MT.; Maurice C. born October 1882 married 1st Maggie Thoma married 2nd Katherine J. Heksch in Marion County, IN and married 3rd Florence J. Landay; Alice born November 1888, died 1-July-1915 married to Robert Straup; and Mary born 1892.
Extracted from The Wilkes Barre Times, Luzerne County, PA, Monday Evening, September 10, 1906, Page 10, Column 3:
Will of M. C. Shively
According to the will of M. C. Shively, of Grove street, this city, which was admitted to probate on Saturday, his personal property, valued at $2,500, is to be divided among his children. Among the personal property is the following: A $1,000 life insurance policy in the Life Insurance Company of Binghamton, N.Y.; a $500 policy of the Knights of Maccabees of Port Huron; a $250 certificate of the national council of the Jr. O. U. A. M. and a $250 funeral benefit in the William J. Byars Council, No. 282, Jr. O. U. A. M. of this city. The children are Rev. Brenard A. Shively, of Naponee, Neb.; Maurice Charles Shively, Jr.; Misses Alice M. and Eliza Shively, of this city. Rev. Mr. Shively is named as executor of the estate and guardian of his two sisters, Alice and Mary.
Located in The Wilkes Barre Times, Wednesday Evening, December 13, 1905, Page 6, Column 5:
Death Of Mrs. M. C. Shively
Mrs. Kate Shively, wife of M. C. Shively, died at her home, 105 Grove street, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock after a long illness, her death being hastened by pneumonia, aged 43 years and 8 months. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Rev. Bernard A., of Shelton, Neb.; Maurice, of Park avenue; Alice and Mary, at home; also by her mother and father, two brothers and three sisters.
Deceased was a faithful and consistent member of the First United Evangelical church, Dana street, being an ardent worker in the Ladies' Aid society and Keystone League of that church.
Services will be held at the home this evening at 7:30, conducted by Rev. S. H. Chubb. The remains will be taken to Newport, Perry county, to-morrow morning on the 7:15 Pennsylvania train for interment at that place on Friday.
The blog last week featured Brenard Shively. Extracted from The Wilkes Barre Times, Wednesday Evening, March 26, 1902, Page 5, Column 7:
A farewell gathering, a surprise to their host, assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Shively, corner of Washington street and Hazle avenue, last evening. The gathering was made up mostly of the Christian Endeavor Society of the First United Evangelical church, Dana street, who met to bid a farewell and tender one of their number, Bernard A Shively, their best wishes for success in the work in which he is about to engage. Mr. Shively goes to Nebraska this week to take up a charge and enter upon the work of the ministry. There was a goodly number present and all spent a very pleasant time. Refreshments were served.
Those present were Rev. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. David Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. George Lehr, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Delvert, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dennis, Mr. and Mrs. James Price, Mrs. Sarah Synder, Mrs. Garrett, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. Maurice Miller, Mrs. Knebler, Robert Worrel, Theo. Rogers, Misses Diana Hawk, Estella Briggs, Dora Rogers, Mary Shively, Alice Shively, Fannie Reynolds, Lizzie Straup, Bessie Lockens, Ella Fetzer, Lizzie Beverland, Bertha Snyder, Messrs. Maurice Shively, Frank Evans and H. Hersh.
Regarding the death of Laura, the daughter of M. C. and Catherine Shively the following newspaper article was extracted from The Wilkes Barre Times, Friday, February 8, 1895, Page 8, Column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shively desire to thank their kind friends and neighbors for assisting them during the affliction and death of their daughter, Laura. Also to the Jr. O. E. Society and the teachers and pupils of the Centennial school for flowers and their kind assistance.