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.