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.

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