Samuel Shively was born 2-Feb-1845 in Rush County, Indiana and died 2-May-1926. He was the son of John Shively (1820-1869) and Mary Magdalena Siler (1819-1877). Samuel married Lavisa Hudson on 17-January-1871 in Hamilton County, Indiana. Lavisa Hudson was born on 22- August-1841 in Hamilton County, Indiana and died 25-July-1894.
Samuel Shively is listed on the 1880 Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana census. In the household are Samuel age 35, wife Lavisa age 27, son Robbert age 6, daughter Osora age 4 and daughter Elsina age 4 months. Samuel is still in Madison County in 1900. Listed on the 1900 Jackson Township, Madison County, Indiana census is Samuel born Feb-1845, daughter Ezorah born Jun-1877, daughter Ninah born Feb-1880, son John born Dec-1882 and daughter Maggie born Aug-1885.
Children of Samuel Shively and Lavisa Hudson include: Albert born 1872 died 29-Jan-1872 at age 17 days; Robert Frank Shively born 1874 died 1943 who married Nellie A Nance on 26-March-1898 in Hamilton County, Indiana; Nina B Shively born 12-Feb-1880 died 4-March-1961 and married to Harry E. Hosier; John I Shively born 1882 died 1973 who married Mannie E Nance on 23-November-1904 in Tipton County, Indiana and Lula Gelena Manning Smith; Izora May Shively born 3-Jun-1877 died 27-Dec-1969 and Mary Magdalene Shively born 23-Aug-1885 died 17-Oct-1975.
The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Tipton Daily Tribune, Tuesday Evening, May 4,1926, Page 1, Column 6:
A Pioneer Buried
Samuel Shively One of The Prominent Residents Of Perkinsville
Samuel Shively, age 81, who died at his home seven miles southwest of Elwood Sunday, was buried Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Perkinsville church with Rev. Aubrey Moore of Noblesville officiating. The aged man had been bedfast since last January and his condition was such that death was not unexpected.
Mr. Shively was a native of Rush county and was the son of John and Mary Shively. He removed with his parents when two years of age to the farm on which he had since resided. He was on of the best known citizens and extensive land owners of that community.
He was married on January 17, 1871 to Lavica Hudson, who passed away twenty-five years ago. Surviving are five of his six children; Izora and Margaret, at home; Mrs. Nina Hosier, residing at Moonsyville, and Frank and John Shively, residing in the community southwest of the city. There are four granddaughters.