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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Party For Kaye Shively - 1948 - Pottawattomie County, Iowa

The following newspaper article was extracted from The Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil, Wednesday, October 27, 1948, Page 6, Column 4:
Halloween Party For Kaye Shively
Ghosts, witches and black cats stalked the rooms of the Kenneth Shively home, Sunday evening, when a party honored Kay Shively on her tenth birthday anniversary.
Each guest was escorted individually through a corridor of horrors to reach a decorated playroom.
Guests bobbed for bubble gum, tossed peanuts through the witch's mouth, and searched for the cat's tail.  Each received a fortune in a sealed peanut shell from the witches' cauldron.
Refreshments were served from a table decorated with orange and black witches and cats, lighted by candles.
Bidden guests included Carol Potkonjak, JoAnn Prentice, Phyllis Breese, Karen Medley, Barbara Flowers, Sharron Prominski, Connie Johnson, Sherrel Roberts, Karen Engle, Marcine Griffin, Sandra Sue Mount, Barbara Parrish, Jeanine Kelley, and Kathy Butler.
Assisting Mr. and Mrs. Shively with the party were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ronk, Mrs. Ralph Butler and Bob Butler.

Kenneth Jones Shively and his wife, Viola, were the parents of Kaye Shively. Kenneth was the son of Richard C. Shively and Katie B. Jones who were married in Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie County, Iowa on 15-October-1888.  Richard C. Shively was the son of William Thomas Shively and Thresea E. Hayden.  William Thomas Shively was born in Kentucky and was the son of John B. Shively and Sarah Heaverin.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jacob Shively And Wife, Monacka Mary Frey (Fry), Who Lived In Logan, Hocking County, Ohio

Jacob Shively was born 4-Dec-1831 in Germany, married 4-May-1858 in Vinton County, OH (Marriage Vol. 1, Page 135) and died 1-Oct-1903 in Logan, Hocking County, OH. From census records it is recorded that he immigrated to the US in 1857.  He married Monacka "Mary" Frey (Fry) who was born Apr-1841 in Germany. From census records it is recorded she immigrated to the US in 1849.   They are located on the 1860 Madison Township, Vinton County, OH census as Jacob Shively age 29 and wife Mary age 20.  The family of Jacob Shively is listed on the 1880 Logan, Hocking County, OH census and 1900 Logan, Falls Township, Hocking County, OH census record.  Jacob was involved in the community of Logan as there are newspaper articles that indicate he was elected as "sanitary policeman" or street commissioner in Logan.

Research on the children of Jacob and Mary Shively was done this week and the following information can be used for a research guide on this family. 1) Son Jacob Shively was born 23-Jan-1861 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jun-1946 at Memorial Hospital, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He was a tailor and may have died from injuries suffered after a fall from a porch. 2)  John William Shively was born 13-Jan-1863 Vinton Co., OH and died 4-Jan-1927 in Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.  He may have lived in Columbus, OH.  He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Franklin Co., OH.  He was married on 21-Apr-1855 to Clara Keinle.  She was born 7-May-1861 and died 23-Apr-1925.  3)  George Shively was born May-1865 and died ca. 1906. He married Regina Fredericka "Ricca" Krinn on 28-Jun-1885 in Hocking Co., OH. She was born July-1868 and died 1-Apr-1936 Cook Co, IL  4) Charles L  Shively born 31-Jul-1867 Hocking Co., OH, married 26-Jan-1905 Hamilton Co., OH, died 6-Dec-1938 Montgomery Co., OH.  He was married to Clara E. Palmer  5) William Wendell Shively born 11-Feb-1871 Hocking Co, OH died 2-Feb-1932 Sandusky Co., OH, buried St. Joseph's Cemetery in Fremont, OH.  He was married on 30-Dec-1891 in Campbell Co., KY to Bessie Catherine Fisher.  She was born 30-Jul-1871 and died 26-Sep-1906.  6) Catharine B. Shively was born 8-Sep-1873 Hocking Co., OH, married 28-Apr-1891 Hocking Co., OH, died 6-Sep-1919 Belmont Co., OH.  She married John Spencer   7) Augustus "Gus" Shively was born 29-Jan-1876 Hocking Co., OH died 12-Jul-1945 buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Hocking Co., OH.  He was married to Lucinda "Lucy" Donaldson on 6-Jul-1897.  She was born 28-May-1879 and died 28-Nov-1937.  8)Ferdinand Shively born 13-Mar-1878.  In 1942 he was living in Akron, Summit Co., OH.  9) William Shively born 7-Oct-1880 or 1881 in Hocking Co., OH.  He was married in Summit Co., OH on 3-Apr-1913 to Bertha Wegmiller.

The following newspaper obituary for Jacob Shively was extracted from The Hocking Sentinel, Logan, Ohio, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 4, Column 2:
Mr. Jacob Shively was born in Lanhaim, Walsehite County, Baden, Dec. 4th, in the year, 1831, died Oct. 1, 1903, aged 71 years and 9 months.  He was married in 1858 to Miss Moneca Tray. To this union was born ten children, of which one died in infancy.  The children were all here to attend the funeral, except Charles Shively and Mrs. Kate Spencer.  
We kindly thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the sickness and death of our loved one.   
                                       Mrs. Jacob Shively

Located in The Ohio Democrat, Thursday, October 15, 1903, Page 3, Column 4:
The death of Jacob Shively occurred last week.  He was sanitary policeman of Logan and an old and respected citizen.  Obituary notice next week.

There are various newspaper articles regarding the family members of Jacob and Mary Shively in Logan, Hocking Co., OH and the following was extracted from The Ohio Democrat, Logan, Ohio, Tuesday, February 2, 1897, Page 4, Column 3:
Birthday Anniversary
Last Saturday Augustus Shively arrived at that point in life to which all young men look forward to with much anxiety and in after years the majority of them regret having reached it, his 21st birthday.  His parents, wishing to remember his advent into the ranks wherein the word "Mr." is prefixed to our names and in anticipation of this suspicious event sent out invitations to a small number of the young gentleman's intimate friends, and among invited guests, being "ye local" and his better half, to come and partake of their hospitality on Saturday evening.  The guests began to gather at the house at early twilight and after passing an hour in social nonsense at 7 o'clock the company were invited into the dining room where we found a great long dining table draped in snowy linen and to use a vulgar phrase, it was loaded down to the hub with one of those old fashioned country suppers such as our mothers used to give us and such a one as only Mother Shively only knows how to prepare, everything and plenty of it, both good and substantial that the inner man might crave; pies, cakes, pastry meats, chicken and piles of floury flakes of snow white bread such as we read about but seldom see and peaches, pears, cherries and other dainties for desert with one of mother's delicious cups of coffee to wash it down.  If any one left the hospitable board without finding plenty to suit his taste it was his own fault.  After eating enough to satisfy us for a week we, with the assembled company repaired to other rooms where the evening was pleasantly spent in music, songs and games.  During the evening festivities liquid refreshments with cake were served; and all went merry as a marriage ball.  The hour for departure arrived all too soon, but as the old saying is, "the best of friends must sometimes part and the bond of friendship cut in twain", the company at 10 o'clock began to disperse wishing the genial young host many pleasant returns of the evening and that he might be spared to live his allotted time, four score years and ten, before being called to a better home.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

William E. Shiveley (Shively) And Wife, Estella Jane Reid, Who Lived In Clinton County, Ohio

William E. Shiveley (Shively) was born 5-July-1874 in Adams County, Ohio and died 22-May-1957 in Clinton County, Ohio.  He was the son of Daniel Shiveley (born 1-June-1838, died 7-October-1925) and Nancy Margaret Hamilton (1850-1930). Daniel Shiveley was the son of James Shiveley (1811-1873) and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook (1809-1866).  William E. Shiveley was married on 6-October-1904 to Estella Jane Reid.

Located in The Daily News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Friday, October 1, 1954, Page 6, Column 1:
Mr. and Mrs. Shively To Celebrate Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shively, 413 South Mulberry street, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, with a family dinner at noon and open house from 2 to 4 p.m.  They were married Oct. 6, 1904, at West Union.  Their three children, Edgar Shively and Mrs. M. S. Trickler, of Wilmington, and Mrs. W. W. Reno, of Hillsboro, will be with them for the celebration.  Friends and relatives are cordially invited to call at the home on Sunday afternoon.

Extracted from The Wilmington News-Journal, Thursday, May 23, 1957, Page 2, Column 6:
William E. Shiveley
William E. Shively, 82, of 413 S. Mulberry St., died Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a broken hip May 1.
The son of Daniel and Nancy Hamilton Shively, he was born at Blue Creek in Adams county, July 5, 1874 and was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Miss Estella J. Reid, who survives.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Mr. Shiveley, a retired watchmaker, had lived in Wilmington for 13 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of Wilmington and Mrs. Ethel Reno of Hillsboro; one son, Edgar R. Shiveley of Wilmington; one sister, Miss Hattie Shiveley of Manchester, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the West Union Baptist Church and interment by Reynolds Funeral Home will be in the West Union IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9.

The newspaper obituary for William Shiveley's wife was located in The Wilmington News-Journal, Monday, March 17, 1969, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Estella Shively
Mrs. Estella Jane Shiveley, 92, 413 S. Mulberry St., died of complications Sunday at 12:05 p.m. at Lucas nursing home, Wilson Rd.  She had been ill the past five years.  She was married to William Shiveley, who died in 1957.
She was born Oct 1, 1876 in Adams County, the daughter of James G. and Martha McClughen Reid.  She was a member of Clinton County Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of this city, Mrs. Ethel (Wasson) Reno of Hillsboro; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Shively, this city; two sisters, Miss Sara Reid of West Union, Mrs. Lucy McClanahan of Columbus; five grandsons, one granddaughter, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred McCloskey and the Rev. Edward Geisler Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Reynolds-Sulcer funeral home.  Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.   Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Alice Carey Shively And Her Husband Melville Moore Waite From Michigan To Kings County, New York

A. J. Shrively is listed on the 1880 Brooklyn,  Kings County, New York census record. He is living at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household is his wife, daughter Alice C age 21, daughter "May" L age 19, daughter Grace J age 8, servant Minnie O'Rorke and servant Annie Quinn.  Arthur Shirley is listed on the 1875 New York State Census, Brooklyn, Kings County at 247 Carlton Avenue.  In the household are wife Minerva age 45, daughter Alice C age 17, daughter Mari E age 15, daughter Grace J age 3, Lambert C. Tree age 34, servant Minnie ORook age 22 and servant Annie Collins age 20.  Andrew J. Shively is listed in the 1874 Brooklyn City Directory, living at 247 Carlton Avenue, business in dry goods at 384 Broadway, N.Y.  He continues to be listed in the city directories at this address. On the 1888 Brooklyn City Directory, he is listed as living at 10 S. Oxford, a lawyer at 328 Broadway in N.Y.  On the 1892 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York state census, living at 10 South Oxford is the family of Andrew J Shively retired, wife Minervia F, daughter Alice C. Waite, daughter Mary E. Bainbridge, daughter Grace J. Shively, son-in-law Melville M. Waite a salesman, son-in-law Wilson Bainbridge a salesman, grandson Clarence M. Waite, granddaughter Alice A. Waite, grandson Carlton R. Bainbridge, grandson Sherman J. Bainbridge, Winnie O'Rourke cook, Annie Hellbridge waitress, Katie O'Leary nurse and Charles Larrence coachman.

A glimpse into the Brooklyn social life of daughter Alice C. Shively is found in newspaper articles.  In The Brooklyn Daily Eage, Sunday, December 18, 1881, Page 4, Column 8:
SHIVELY--Miss Carrie A. Shively has returned to her home on Carlton avenue, from an extensive tour through Europe.  She has visited Switzerland, England, Austria, Italy, Germany, France and other parts of Europe.  A large quantity of flowers were sent to her as greetings on her return.

The noun german is defined as an intricate dance for many couples. Secondly it is a party for dancing at which this dance is featured.  Extracted from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday Morning, April 15, 1883, Page 2, Column 5:
German On The Hill
On Friday evening last a german was tendered to Miss Alice Cary Shively at her residence, No. 247 Carlton avenue, by a few friends.  The floral display was in excellent taste and the favors, which were useful and elegant, consisted of oxidized spiders, Japanese fans and alligator skin sachems, for the ladies together with silver plated match safes and Japanese cigarette cases for the gentlemen. The guests were received by Mrs. and Miss Shively.  The german was led by H. H. Hickcox and Miss Robinson.  Among those present were Misses Carrie Tuttle, Shively, Tuttle, Hart, Pollard, Keyser, Jones, Wilson and Danby, Mr. and Mrs. Bainbridge and Messrs. W. H. Cooper, W. K. Knox, T. A. Coale, Samuel Johnson, Oscar V. Dougherty, William Rogers Jr., Joseph D. Mitchell, Henry Hall, H. G. Crandale, Benjamin Howard, F. Irving, Maguire, Waite, Honeymon and Blakemore.

From The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday, October 26, 1884, Page 8, Column 4:
The marriage of Mr. Melville More Waite to Miss Alice Carey Shively, daughter of Mr. A. J. Shively, of Carlton avenue, took place Wednesday afternoon.  The affair was strictly private, comprising only the immediate families of the bride and groom. The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Dr. Waite, of Sparkill, on the Hudson.  The best man was Mr. Frank Waite.  The bride was given away by her father.  The presents were elegant.  The happy couple left for an extensive tour, taking in Montreal and Quebec on their return.

In The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sunday, November 9, 1884, Page 8, Column 7:
Mr. Melville M. Waite, of the firm of Hurd, Waite & Co., has just returned from his wedding tour with his bride.  They made a circuit of the norther part of the State, taking in the St. Lawrence River and Canada.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Jacob Lowe Shively And Wife Clara Edith Morris From Pennsylvania To Ohio To Illinois

Jacob Lowe Shively was born on 14-Sep-1855 in Pennsylvania and died 11-Aug-1933 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois.  He was the son of Jacob Shively and Harriet Lowe.  Jacob Lowe Shively was married to Clara Edith Morris daughter of Isaac Morris and Mary Thomas on 21-Nov-1890.   Clara Morris was born ca 1865 and died 29-Nov-1942 in Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois.  Jacob and Clara are listed on the 1930 and 1920 Knox County, Illinois census records.  They are listed on the 1910 Henry County, Illinois census records.

Extracted from the Hamilton Journal - The Daily News, Hamilton, Ohio, Monday, August 14, 1933, Page 5, Column 4:
Rev. Shively Rites Held At Knoxville
The funeral  of the late Rev. J. L. Shively, former Butler county resident, was held from the Methodist church of Knoxville, Ill., Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. F. Day, pastor of the church, who paid a fine tribute to deceased with whom he had been associated for the past three years.
Dr. T. E. Newland, former district superintendent and now pastor of the First Methodist church of Galesburg, Ill., gave the sermon, and in his remarks referred to Rev. Shively, as a man who had lived the life of a cultured Christian gentleman.
Twenty-seven ministers of the Galesburg district occupied the choir loft, Rev. C. L. W. Smith giving the prayer and Rev. Blue and Rev. Boswell reading the Scripture. A male quartet rendered favorite selections of the deceased "Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break" and "In The Sweet Bye and Bye".  The pall bearers were officials of the Knoxville church.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.
Pastor In Butler County
Rev. Shively was born in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, September 14, 1855.  His father died when he was six months old, when he and his mother went to make their home with his grandparents.  He attended Mt. Pleasant Academy and taught four years in the Huntington township schools.  In 1875 he entered Mt. Union College and in 1876 he became a freshman in Ohio Wesleyan University where he graduated.  In 1882 he entered Boston University School of Theology and in 1881 joined the Cincinnati conference of the Methodist Episcopal church serving the following charges:  Walker-Union, Carthage, Middletown, Easton, Madisonville and Lebanon.
He was married in 1888 to Clara E. Morris, daughter of the late Isaac K. Morris, and of this union four children survive as follows:  Miss Harriet Shively, of Knoxville, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Lou Knight, and Mrs. Margaret Legette, both of Detroit, Mich., and Morris Lowe Shively, an officer of the U. S. Marine corps, stationed at Quantico, Va.
Returned To Illinois
In 1904 he moved with his family to Santa Fe, N.M., going there for the health of the eldest daughter, Myra, who died after a stay of a year and one-half.  During his two-year stay as pastor of St. John's Methodist church of Santa Fe he was chaplain of the house of representatives.
In 1906 he was transferred to the central Illinois conference and served the following charges:  Genesen, Bushnell, Knoxville, Odell, Viola, Vermont and Prairie City.  In September, 1928, upon completion of 44 years of active service he retired in Knoxville, Ill., where resided at the time of his death August 8, 1933.
The interment was made in Knoxville cemetery, the short service being a most impressive one.

The newspaper obituary for Clara Morris Shively was found in The Hamilton Journal - The Daily News, Monday, November 30, 1942, Page 13, Column 8:
Mrs. Clara Shively Dies In Illinois
Mrs. Clara Edith Shively, widow of Rev. J. L. Shively, died Sunday morning in Knoxville, Ill.  She was a former resident of Butler county, having been born east of Hamilton in the district then known as Pleasant View and was the oldest daughter of Isaac and Mary Thomas Morris, a widely-known pioneer family.
Mrs. Shively was married to Rev. Shively November 21, 1890, and they lived in Middletown, Eaton, and Lebanon, until Reverand Shively accepted a pastorate in the Methodist church in Las Vegas, N.M., where they remained for a short time because of the health of their oldest daughter, Myra.  For 30 years they had resided in Illinois.
Reverend Shively died August 8, 1933, and a daughter and son also preceded Mrs. Shively in death.  Mrs. Shively leaves three daughters, Mrs. Hale Knight, Chevy Chase, Md., Mrs. Reginald Leggette, Detroit, Mich., and Miss Harriet Shively, Knoxville, Ill.; a son, Lieut. Col. Morris L. Shively, United States marines, stationed in California; one brother, L. B. Morris, La Fontaine, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. H. H. Marsh, Seven Mile.  Burial will be in Knoxville.