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, September 27, 2014

John Wesley Shively And Wife, Ada Armenta Karns, From Vinton County, OH To Caldwell County, MO To Washington County, AR

John W. Shively was born ca.1850 in Hocking County, Ohio and died 10-December-1917 in Washington County, Arkansas.  He was the son of David Shively and Rachel Amy Bell who can be found on the census records of Vinton County, Ohio.  John was married, this being possibly a second marriage, on 23-January-1883 in Caldwell County, Missouri to Addah A Karns. (On the 1910 Washington County, Arkansas census John is listed with Addia as his second marriage, her first). Ada Armenta Karns was born 10-January-1867 in McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio and died 7-August-1956 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Nicholas Karns and Mary Louise Dennison. Listed on the 1900 Gomer Township, Caldwell County, Missouri census is the household of John Shively born April 1850, wife Adda A born January 1867, son Arthur N born October 1883, son Lawrence D born February 1885, daughter Daisy I born February 1888, daughter Nellie L born May 1894, son John M born May 1896, grandfather James M Dennison born March 1817 and servant Perry Green born November 1873.

Located in The Fayetteville Democrat, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Thursday, December 13, 1917, Page 2, Column 4:
J. W. Shivley
Funeral services fro J. W. Shivley, aged 67, who died late Monday night at the Peel place, the family residence north of City Park, were held at the residence Wednesday morning at ten o'clock with the Rev. Ashley Chappell officiating. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery.  Bruce Holcomb, Clyde Walters, Dr. J. R. Southworth, C. C. Yarrington, Best Lewis and Art Lewis served as pallbearers.
Mr. Shively and his family had resided here since October, coming here from Harris, where they had lived twelve years.  The deceased was well known all over the county.
Deceased is survived by his widow and seven children, Mrs. Daisy Gaines of Lennox, Iowa; Lawrence, who has been away and unheard from for a few months and Arthur, Nellie, John, William and Clyde, who are at home.

The notice of the passing of the wife of John W. Shively was extracted from The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Thursday, August 9, 1956, Page 23:
SHIVELY--Mrs. Ada Armenta, age 89, passed away Aug. 7, at Harrisonville, Mo. Survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. R. D. Gaines, Lenox, Ia., and Mrs. R. N. Duncan, Cleveland, Mo.; 4 sons, John M. Shively, Warrensburg, Mo., A. N. Shively, Fayetteville, Ark., William R. Shively, Braymer, Mo., and Clyde F. Shively, 1103 E. 30th, K. C., Mo.  Services 10 a.m. Thursday at the Methodist church, Braymer, Mo. Interment Evergreen cemetery, Fayetteville, Ark., 11 a.m. Friday.      Geo. E. Myers Funeral Home, Cleveland, Mo.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Amos Jacob Shively And Wife Udora "Dora" Pettit Who Lived In Black Hawk County, Iowa And Marshall County, Iowa

The following news article was extracted from The Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, March 28, 1910, Page 7, Columns 3-4:
Waterloo People Who Expect Great Riches
The above people are chiefly concerned in the location and securing of a vast estate, amounting to many millions of dollars, in Plymouth, England.  The tale is so strange as to be almost beyond belief.   The principal heir in this city is Mrs. Jane Stroud Pettit.  She and her husband, Irving Pettit, are both blind and are cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Amos J. Shiveley, residing at their home on Linden avenue near the city limits.  Mrs. Shiveley is a daughter of Mrs. Pettit.  Another family interested in Waterloo is that of W. E. Perkins, a son of Mrs. Shiveley.
Other heirs represented by a Waterloo attorney are Richard Stroud of Marble Rock and Henry Stroud of Kansas City.
Many years ago it is claimed an  estate was founded in England by David Stroud. At his death a portion of the heirs were found and distribution of the wealth made in their cases.  That which should come to the American heirs was held in trust.  Mrs. Pettit and her two brothers, Richard and Henry, could not be located and when they were first informed of the good luck in store for them refused to credit.  The founder of the estate was an uncle of the three people named as direct heirs.
Investigation has led the Waterloo attorney to place confidence in the report and he is in communication with a solicitor at Plymouth, England.  Those who expect to profit by the distribution of the estate are borne up by excitement and naturally believe that the money will come to them quickly, but on the other hand the attorney is loth to believe that any great part of the estate will be received before many months, possibly two years. Mrs. Pettit and her two brothers trace a direct descent from a brother of David Stroud.
The heirs state that between twelve and fifteen millions of dollars are ready from immediate distribution and that the estate in all amounts to nearly fifty millions of dollars.

Another account regarding the issue was located in The Waterloo Evening Courier,  Friday, March 25, 1910, Page 11, Column 4:
Prospects Of Great Wealth
Fortune Flirts With Several Waterloo People
Attorneys Engaged In Investigating Reported Estates Held In Trust
To have the prospect of shortly securing vast sums of money after having worked hard and been deprived of nearly all of the luxuries and even some of the necessities of life is held before a number of Waterloo people.  Recently it came to the attention of Mrs. Amos J. Shiveley, residing on lower Lafayette street, that an estate valued at perhaps a million and a half of dollars was held in Plymouth, England awaiting the appearance of the rightful heirs.  The estate is known as the Stroud estate.  Mrs. Shiveley's maiden name was Stroud, being a granddaughter of the founder of the immense fortune.  It appears that the mother of Mrs. Shiveley was notified of the existence of the fortune, but refused to credit the good luck in store for her.  Later other inquiries were sent out and Mrs. Shiveley located.  Other heirs that will probably participate in the division of the fortune are Frank and William Petitt and Mrs. Irving Petitt.  For some time an attorney of the city has been investigating the matter, but so far no definite information has been imparted to those chiefly concerned.
W. E. Perkins, a motorman on the street car line, is a son of Mrs. Shiveley and participation in the wealth will bring much needed comfort to his home in which are a number of children.
"Luck" Very Generous
Not content with holding up this prospect before these people a recent advertisement in a newspaper asked for the location of one A. J. Shiveley, stating that an immense estate in Pennsylvania awaited the rightful claimant.  This advertisement for some time passed unnoticed in this city, but friends finally took the matter up and called Mr. Shiveley's attention to it.
Mr. Shively has given the matter to an attorney to investigate, and it is hoped by friends of the family that the good fortune will not prove a myth.  The Mr. Shiveley referred to in the second instance is the husband of Mrs. Shiveley of the first part of the story.  Mr. Shiveley is the step-father of Mr. Perkins.
Whatever comes of these reports the members of the family are loth to credit them until they see the actual coin in their hands, but it is certainly a pleasure to anticipate what might be done if all of them should suddenly become millionaires.

Amos J. Shively was born 22-Feb-1853 in Allen County, Ohio and died 24-Sep-1941 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.  The following newspaper obituary was located:   Amos J. Shively, 1112 Bromely Street, a resident of this city since 1886, died at the Deaconess Hospital at 10:30 Wednesday Morning.  He had been in poor health for the past three years and his last illness confined him to the hospital for two weeks.  Death was due to age debility.
Mr. Shively was born in Allen County, Ohio, February 22, 1853, the son of Jacob and Sadona Shivley.  His early years were spent in Ohio and later in Kansas.  He married udora Perkins, June 12, 1884, at Stockton, Kansas.  They lived there for eight years and then came to Marshalltown.  Mrs. Shively died in Marshalltown in 1926.
There were three children born to Mr. & Mrs. Shivley.  One daughter proceeded him in death, and surviving are:  Mrs. Harley (Lillie) Carkhuff of Quarry and Mrs. Dewy Bailey of this city.  There are also two step-sons, W. E. Perkins of Fredricksburg, and W. S. Perkins of this city.  An adopted son, Clarence Shively of this city, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held at the Pursel Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Iowa River cemetery.

Udora "Dora" Petitt was born 30-Oct-1853 in Illinois and died 26-Mar-1926 in Marshalltown, Marshalltown County, Iowa.  The newspaper obituary for her is as follows:  Mrs. Udona Shively, wife of Amos Shively, 112 Bromely Street, died at the Deaconess Hospital at 11:40 Sunday night of pneumonia following a week long illness.
Mrs.Shively was born in Rockford, Ill, October 30th, 1853, daughter of William Petitt and Jane Strout Petitt.  She was married to James Perkins whom she divorced. In 1883 she married Mr. Shively in Rooks County, Kansas.  After making their home at Wichita, Kan. for eight years, Mr. & Mrs. Shively came to this city, which had since been their home.
Mrs. Shively is survived by her husband and five children, Walter E. and William Perkins, Mrs. Harley (Lillie) Carkhuff, Mrs. Julia Bailey and Clarence Shively of this city.  Two brothers, Charles Petitt, of Fredericksburg, and Francis Petitt  of Waterloo, and a sister Mrs. Mary Moody of Fredericksburg, also survive.  Funeral services were held from the Persel-Davis Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial in Iowa River cemetery.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Elmer "Zeb" Shively, Son Of John Shively And Mahala Bigelow, Who Lived In Wells County, Indiana

Elmer "Zeb" Shively was born in Auglaize County, Ohio and died on 13-October-1914.  He was the son of John Shively who was born in Germany and Mahala Bigelow.  John and Mahala were married on 15-May-1870 in Auglaize County, Ohio (Marriage Vol. 3, Page 553).   John Shively was born ca. 1848 and died 15-Feb-1904 in Wells Co., Indiana.  Mahala Bigelow Shively was born ca. 1846 and died 21-Dec-1902 in Wells Co., Indiana.  Both are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton, Wells Co., Indiana.

Listed on the 1900 Harrison Township, Bluffton Ward 3, Wells County, IN is the household of John Shiveley born in Germany, wife Mahala who is listed as having given birth to 6 children and 6 children are living, son Sherman, son Elmore, son Ellsworth and son John C.

The newspaper obituary for John Shiveley was located in The Bluffton Banner, Wednesday, February 17, 1904, Page 4, Column 1:
John Shiveley Died Monday
John Shiveley, the carpenter who residing in the south end, died at his home about 10 o'clock Monday.  The deceased was about 60 years of age, and leaves a family of several children, most of whom are grown.  He was the father of Zeb, Dave, Clyde and Sherm Shiveley.  The funeral was held Tuesday.

The following newspaper article regarding  Elmer "Zeb" Shively was extracted from the Fort Wayne Sentinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1914, Page 12, Columns 2-3:
Jail Prisoner Dies
Edward ("Zeb") Shively, of Bluffton, Ind., died at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday night in the Allen county jail, less than two hours after he had been seized with status epilepsy. Shively was aged 39 years and was sent to jail last Saturday from the city court, where he and Corbett Conkley had been convicted of obtaining money by false pretense and were sentenced to pay fines of $20 and costs and forty days in jail.  It was shown that they had swindled Mrs. Harley I. Burgett, wife of a well known farmer, residing three miles east of Fort Wayne, on the Maumes road, out of $3.50 by pretending that Mr. Burgett had sent them to repair the cistern.  They meddled with the pumping apparatus for a time, broke a part of it, covered it up, collected their money and disappeared.  They came to town and got on a spree, during which they were arrested.  In court Saturday morning Shively showed the effects of excessive dissipation.  Drs. Kane and VanBuskirk were called Tuesday night to attend Shively, but he was past aid.  Brothers of the deceased man residing in Bluffton were notified and the body was turned over to Klaehn & Melching.

Located in the Fort Wayne Sentinel, Saturday, October 17, 1914, Page 13, Column 1:
Investigate Brother's Death
Bluffton Men Inquire Into Dying Of "Zeb" Shively In Fort Wayne Jail
Bluffton, Ind., Oct. 17. -- David and Sherman Shively went to Fort Wayne this morning to make a personal investigation of the facts surrounding the death of their brother, Elmer or "Zeb", in the Allen county jail last Tuesday night.  They talked with the officers at the jail, with the doctors who were called to attend their brother and with Corb Conklin, of this city, who was arrested with Mr. Shively and who is still in jail there.
They stated on their return to Bluffton that they are far from satisfied with their discoveries and that they will investigate further.  They say that their brother was a sick man when he was placed in jail and that he was not given medical attention until his condition became desperate.  He had been a sufferer from heart trouble and his condition was serious from this and other causes when he was placed in jail.  The doctors told them that when they were called there was nothing that could be done for their brother.  The Messrs. Shively feel that he should have had medical attention long before.  They say that Conklin assured them that the statement from Fort Wayne that he was well and ate heartily is false.
Conklin also told them that he and "Zeb" were not guilty of getting money under false pretenses and that they actually cleaned the cistern and were entitled to the money they received from the Fort Wayne woman whose husband later caused their arrest.

The following article was found in The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Monday Morning, October 1, 1906, Page 16, Column 4:
Five Hundred Drunkards In Wells County
George Cotton Is Compilling A List Of Them And Says There Are 
Fully That Many To Go On His Books
(Bluffton News.)    Some man in each township of the county will assist George Cotton in his crusade against the saloons, but he is not yet ready for their assistance.  The law provides that a notice not to sell liquor must be given by some resident of the township in which the man resides and so Cotton cannot give notices against any man who does not live in Harrison township.  Here is where his assistants come in.  If a man in another township is to be placed on the list a man residing in the township will serve the notices so as to make them legal.  Cotton says that when he has completed his list it will contain 500 names and that there are fully that many drunkards in the county.
"Zeb" Shively is consulting attorneys with a view to bringing suit against Cotton for defamation of character by placing his name on the list.  He not only objects to having his name there, but further to being called "Zeb" Shively, as Cotton has done in his notices.  "Zeb" Shively is a nickname and his right name is Elmer, which title he wants Cotton to use. Cotton served thirty-five more notices to-day, most of them going by registered mail.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Frank S. Shively - Native American Indian Ancestry

For the first time while searching the census records it has been discovered that there is a record of one of the Shively lines having a documented Native American lineage. The following record is found on the 1900 Idaho census record in Nez Perce County  and recorded on the Nez Perce Reservation with a date of 4-June-1900:
           Head of Household                               Date of Birth     Age
2-2       SHIVELY, Frank        Indian    Male    4-Nov-1877        23       Single

Born           Father Born     Mother Born        Other Name       Tribe of This Inman
Montana       Indiana             Montana        Frank S Shively            Crow

Tribe of Father      Tribe of Mother     Has This Indian Any White Blood
     White                     Crow                             1/2

Living in Fixed of Movable Dwelling                   Occupation
            Fixed                                                Clerk Indian Department
(Supervisor District 43, Enumeration District 148,  Original Sheet 1A, Stamped Sheet 275)

From the 1910 census record for Yellowstone County, Montana and Rosebud County, Montana there is a duplicate record for Frank S. Shively. The Crow Reservation is found in both counties hence the reason for duplicate entres. The Rosebud County entry was easier to transcribe so this source is cited below:     
Crow Indian Reservation      5-May-1910 Supervisor District 2 Stamped Sheet 162             Enumeration District 218
                                                                           Marital             Father  Mother
                            Relation   Sex  Race   Age     Status    Birth  Birth     Birth
Shively, Frank S                    M    Indian   37   M1-7yr      Mont  Utah    Mont
              Lucy        Wife          F    Indian   24    M1-7yr     Mont  Mont   Mont
                        4 children born – 4 children living
              Serenus S  Son       M     Indian    5     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
              Ethel M       Daug     F     Indian    4     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
              Esther T      Daug    F      Indian    3     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
              Frances M   Daug    F      Indian    2     Single     Mont  Mont   Mont
The 1910 census record shows that Frank S Shively and Lucy had been married for seven years.  They had four children and all four children are living in 1910.   Attempts were made to find more information on this wife and children but at this time no other genealogy information could be found.

The Montana Crow Land Patents are a source of information:
Patentee Name                    Date                 Doc. Number        Accession Number
Shively, Frank S                 1/06/1910           108251-09               100400
Shively, Lucy Hawk            1/24/1910           112546-09               106020

Additional information found includes the following article from The Anaconda Standard, Sunday Morning, January 25, 1903, Page 11, Column 3:
To Be Wedded To-Day
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Billings. Jan. 24. -- A marriage license was issued to-day to Frank S. Shively of the Crow agency and Miss Lucy Hawk of Ballantyne.  The couple will be married in Billings to-morrow. Mr. Shively is a graduate of the Carlisle school and at present is chief clerk to Agent Reynolds of the Crow Indians.

The following was extracted from The Billings Gazette, Tuesday, June 15, 1943, Page 3, Column 1:
Illness Fatal To Crow Indian
F. S. Shively Dies At Local Hospital
Frank Samuel Shively, 68, Crow Indian, died Monday at 12:05 p.m. at a local hospital of pneumonia.  He had been a patient for the last eight days.  Before coming to Billings he was retired chief clerk at the Crow Indian reservation.  He lived in Hardin.
Mr. Shively was born in 1875 at the Crow mission, formerly located near Absarokee and later moved to the Hardin vicinity.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shively.  H and Lucy Hawk, who died in 1915 at Crow Agency, were married in Billings.
Except for the time he attended Carlisle Indian institute at Philadelphia, and was a football coach, Mr. Shively was a resident of Big Horn county.  Following his graduation, he became a professional runner and coach.  He attended business college in Philadelphia and later became football coach at Washington State university.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. B. H. Barnes of St. Xavier and Miss Frances Shively of Los Angeles, Cal., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Smith Chapel with the Rev. C. A. Bentley, past of the Baptist Mission at Crow Agency, officiating.  Burial will be in Mountview cemetery.