Frank C. Shively was the son of Jeremiah Shively and Ellen Carson. Frank was born 28-July-1874 in Berlin Center, Mahoning County, Ohio and died 21-November-1961. He was married to Bertie Westover on 19-Sep-1895. His father, Jeremiah Shively, was born 13-Dec-1844 in Berlin Center and did 12-Apr-1927 in Mercer County, PA. Jeremiah Shively was the son of Lawrence Shively and Margaret Best. The mother of Frank C. Shively was Mary Ellen Carson, daughter of George Carson and Catherine Grose. She was born 1-Aug-1849 and died 17-Jun-1931.
The newspaper obituary for Frank C. Shively was extracted from The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Wednesday, November 22, 1961, Page 6, Columns 1-2:
BERLIN CENTER -- Frank C. Shively, 87, of Berlin Center, died of a heart attack at the Jane Frances Nursing Home in Marlboro at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Born July 28, 1874, in Berlin Center, he was the son of Jeremiah and Ellen Carson Shively. His wife, the former Bertie Westover, whom he married on Sept. 19, 1895, died June 21, 1956.
He was a cashier at the First National Bank of Sharon, Pa., for 25 years before retiring in 1945. He was a member of the Berlin Center Methodist Church, Mahoning Lodge in New Castle, Delta Chapter, R.A.M. of New Castle, Lawrence Commandry of Knights Templar, Zem Zem Shrine in Erie, Pa., and Antioch Conclave of Red Cross of Constantine. He became a 33rd degree Mason in 1921.
He is survived by two cousins, Mr. W. B. Shively and Mr. F. L. Shively, both of Berlin Center.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Berlin Center Methodist Church, where the body will lie in state from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Rev. Dale Wagner of the Berlin Center Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Berlin Center Mausoleum.
Friends may call at the Williams Funeral Home in Canfield from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Several newspaper articles give more information on the life of Frank C. Shively. Located in The New Castle News, Wednesday, July 3, 1907, Page 27, Column 1:
Never Seen A Ball Game
To live thirty years in the world, and to have never seen a game of ball, is the unusual distinction enjoyed by Frank Shively, assistant to Agent Turner of the Pennsylvania.
When interviewed in the status of the case Shively admits it to be a fact that he has never seen even a single inning of an exhibition of the national game. When the cause is asked for, Frank replies that the reason for his missing so much of the elixir of life is the fact that he has been constantly on duty, day and night, ever since his early youth. While he regrets having never seen Bill Smith gallop around the thistles in center, or to have witnessed the unusual exhibition of Schintter striking out, he says that he is content to do without the pleasure of going to Cascade to see the Nocks play.
New Castle News, Saturday, November 2, 1907, Page 2, Column 4:
Shively Is Back
With the scent of the Pacific sea breezes still fresh in his matted locks, Frank Shively, ticket clerk for the Pennsylvania lines in this city, blew in yesterday after a month's trip through different parts of the west. Shively visited San Francisco, Denver, Pasadena, and other localities. He reports a pleasant outing.
New Castle News, Wednesday, July 19, 1916, Page 39, Column 4:
New Castle Man Goes To Sharon
F. C. Shively Will Take Vacancy Caused By Resignation Of Gaylor
Announcement was made today that Ticket Agent E. H. Gaylord, for the past 13 years in charge of the Sharon office of the Pennsylvania Railroad company, has resigned, his resignation becoming effective on July 20. He will be succeeded by F. C. Shively, for a number of years past, ticket clerk at the New Castle station, says the Sharon Herald.
The announcement came as a great surprise to Mr. Gaylord's numerous friends. He has been in the employ of the Pennsy for the past 21 years. For five years he worked in the freight office in Sharon and for three years he was located in New Castle. Then he spent six months in the Youngstown offices before taking charge of the Sharon office in 1903, succeeding Joseph Hardy. He has been efficient and obliging and during his long tenure of office has done much to increase the Pennsy passenger business out of Sharon. He has not yet decided upon his future movements, but will locate somewhere in the west.
Mr. Shively, who will succeed him, is one of the best known of the younger Pennsy passenger men and is highly popular with patrons of the line. In his New Castle position and his fraternal affiliations he is well known to Sharon people and he is assured of a warm welcome here.
New Castle News, Monday, September 24, 1917, Page 23, Column 3:
Frank Shively Leaves Railroad
Former Employe of Pennsylvania In This City To Take Up Bank Work
Local friends of Frank C. Shively will be interested to learn that he has given up railroad work and today enters upon his new duties as assistant cashier of the McDowell National Bank in Sharon.
Mr. Shively has been connected with the Pennsylvania railroad for 19 years and was for years in the New Castle office but left here about one year ago to become ticket agent at Sharon . He is one of the popular men of the E and A division and his decision to leave the railroad will cause considerable surprise here.
Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 9, 1931, Page 16, Column 2:
Dog Stopped Traffic
Sharon, Jan. 9 -- (UP) -- A crowd of 300 persons dropped business here momentarily yesterday to witness the rescue of a poodle pup from the Shenango river by two officials of the First National Bank. Cashier Frank C. Shively and his assistant, William Bryer, succeeded in lassoing the dog which had fallen into the river while attempting to cross on the ice. It was pulled out of a small whirlpool.
The Indiana Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Friday, June 12, 1931, Page 3, Column 3:
SHARON -- Mrs. Mary E. Shively, 82, mother of Cashier Frank C. Shively of the First National Bank, Sharon, was in serious condition in Buhl Hospital today as result of a fall in her home yesterday. Mrs. Shively is suffering from a fractured hip and shock.