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, May 3, 2014

William Shively And 1st Wife, Emma Bigelow (Biglow), From Jefferson County, Kentucky To Knox County, Kentucky

William Shively was born 9-May-1862 in Jefferson Co., KY and died 6-Sep-1946. He was the son of John Henry Shively (1822-1897) and Clementine Camp (1830-1903).  John Henry Shively was the son of William Henry Shively (1786-1866) and Nancy Earickson.  

William Shively married 1st Emma Bigelow (Biglow) in Jefferson Co., KY on 27-May-1885. Emma Bigelow was born 27-Sep-1863 in KY and died 1-Mar-1926.  She was the daughter of James Bigelow (1825-1889) and Bridget (1838-1909), who were both born in Ireland and buried in Saint Louis Cemetery, Jefferson Co., KY. Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Friday, May 29,1885, Page 8, Column 4:
Shively-Biglow Nuptials
Mr. Wm. Shively and Miss Emma Biglow were married Wednesday at the residence of the bride's father, on Walnut street, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth.  The Rev. M. D. Lawler pronounced the marriage service.  A large number of friends were present, and the new married couple were made the recipients of a number of handsome presents.  They left on the midnight train for the South, where they will make an extended bridal trip.

William Shively and Emma are located on the 1900 Town of Corbin, Knox Co., KY census. In the household are William born May-1862, wife Emma born Sep-1865, daughter Francis born Oct-1887, daughter Virginia born Oct-1887, and daughter Lillian .  William and Emma are located on the 1900 and 1910 Knox Co., KY census.  

The newspaper obituary for Emma Bigelow Shively was extracted from The Middlesboro Daily News, Middlesboro, KY, Monday March 1, 1926, Page 1, Column 5:
Mrs. William Shively, 62, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Ballard at an early hour this morning, after an illness of several months.  The body was taken today to the family residence on Chester avenue.  Funeral Mass will be held at the Catholic church Tuesday morning at 9:30.  Burial will take place in Corbin, Wednesday.  A delegation from the Elk's club will accompany the family to Corbin. Surviving Mrs. Shively are her husband and three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Ballard of Middlesboro, Mrs. B. L. Lundy of Corbin and Mrs. Fred Donaldson of Newburg, Mo.

Extracted from The Middlesboro Daily News, Wednesday, March 3, 1926, Page 4, Column 1:         Among those who accompanied the body of Mrs. William Shively to Corbin this morning for burial were:  Mr. Shively, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson of Newburg, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Lundy of Corbin, Father Williams, Mr. and Mrs. William Burch, Mrs. J. W. Bates and Mrs. Tom Colson.  Mrs. Shively, who had a host of friends in this section, died early Monday morning.  Funeral Mass was held at St. Julians Catholic church Tuesday morning.

William Shively married a second time to Virginia (maiden name unknown). Virginia Shively  was born 12-Mar-1884 and died 13-Jan-1973, buried in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, Organ Cave, Greenbrier Co., WV.  

The newspaper obituary for William Shively was located in The Middlesboro Daily News, Saturday, September 7, 1946, Page 8, Column 3:
William "Uncle Bill" Shively, former resident of Middlesboro, died yesterday afternoon at his home at Corbin.  He had been in failing health for the last year.  Mr. Shively was an engineer for the L. & N. Railroad until his retirement six years ago.
He is survived by three daughters, one of whom is Mr. W. J. Ballard of Middlesboro, and a number of grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of a daughter from Missouri.


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