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, November 22, 2014

John William Shively, Son Of James Henry Shively And Annie Frazier, From Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

A recent genealogy request was received regarding additional information on the family of John William Shively who had lived in Clearfield County, PA. The subjects of the 2-June-2012 blog were his parents, James Henry Shively and Annie Frazier.  

Following is information for John William Shively who was born 2-April-1880 at Petersburg, Huntingdon County, PA and died 18-May-1960 at Curwensville, Clearfield County, PA. He was married first to Minnie Daub (Dobb) on 4-Dec-1902 in Clearfield County.  Minnie was born Sep-1880 and died 21-Oct-1915 at the Clearfield Hospital of surgical shock. John William Shively was married second to Lydia Myrtle Stiver.  They were married in May-1918. Myrtle was the daughter of Andrew C. Stiver and Edith Stinerock.  

John and Minnie Shively are listed on the 1910 Clearfield County, PA census. Listed in the family are John Shively age 30, wife Minnie age 28, daughter Hazel age 6, daughter Mildred age 3 and daughter Jean age 1 and several months. Listed on the 1920 Clearfield County, PA census, Pike Township, Curwensville Precinct is John W. Shiveley age 39, wife Myrtle age 25, daughter Mildred age 15, daughter Jean age 11, son Paul age 8 and daughter Ruby age 4.  On the 1930 Clearfield County, PA census is the record of John Shively age 50, wife Myrtle age 35, daughter Ruby age 14, grandson William Durst age 6 and Lawrence Stiver age 16.

Newspaper articles give additional information on this family.  Extracted from The Progress, Clearfield, PA, Wednesday, May 18, 1960, Page 18, Column 5:
John W. Shively
CURWENSVILLE--John William Shively, 80, of Naulton road, Curwensville, died at his home May 18.  A son of James H and Annie (Frazier) Shively, he was born April 2, 1880, at Petersburg, Huntingdon County.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle (Stiver) Shively and these children:  Mrs. Hazel Haines, Muncy; Mrs. Mildred Chusing, Mayville, N.Y.; Mrs. Jean Irvin, Pleasant Gap; Paul, Curwensville; two stepchildren, Mrs. Ruby Owens, Lockport, NY and Lawrence Stiver, Curwensville.
The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mack Shively, Clearfield; Mae Shively, Curwensville; Mrs. Jane Given, Chambersburg; Mrs. Clara Wingate, St. Petersburg, Fla; Mrs. Pearl Bailor, Curwensville; James Shively, Minot, N.D.; Mrs. Glenna Thurstin, Pine Grove Mills; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Minnie (Daub) Shively, his parents, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Lininger Funeral Home at Curwensville, the Rev. Ira R. Duvall officiating.  Interment will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after 7 p.m. until time of services Saturday.

The following newspaper obituary  was extracted from The Progress, Clearfield, PA, Thursday, June 18, 1964, Page 2, Column 6:
Mrs. Lydia M. Shively
CURWENSVILLE--Mrs. Lydia Myrtle Shively, 70, of Naulton Road, Curwensville, died in the Clearfield Hospital yesterday at 11:50 a.m. A daughter of Andrew C. and Edith (Stinerock) Stiver, she was born at Force, Elk County,, June 16, 1894.
Surviving are the following children:  Lawrence Stiver, Curwensville; Mrs. Ruby Owens, Lockport, N.Y.; these stepchildren; Mrs. Hazel Hines, Muncy; Mrs. Mildred Cushing, Mayville, N.Y.; Mrs. Jean Irwin and Paul Shively, both of Curwensville.
Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren; a sister and a brother, Herbert Stiver and Mrs. Minnie Forcey, both of Curwensville.    
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Shively, in 1960, her parents and one sister.
Burial services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Russell H. Lininger Funeral Home, Curwensville, with the Rev. Dr. E. Roy Hauser officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until the hour of service Saturday.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Buffalo News, Sunday, June 7, 1998, Page D3:
Ruby A. Owens, a retired Harrison Radiator Division production worker, died Saturday (June 6, 1998) in Odd Fellows and Rebekah Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Owens, 82, was born Ruby Shively in Curwensville, Pa., and come to Lockport in 1945.
She was employed for 28 years as a production worker at the Harrison Radiator plant.  She retired in 1977.
She was a member of the Navy Club, Harrison Retirees and United Auto Workers Union Local 686.
Mrs. Owens is survived by three grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gaul Funeral Home, 263 East Ave. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Extracted from The Daily News, Huntingdon, PA, Monday, November 27, 2000, Page 2, Columns 1-2:
Lawrence D. Stiver
Retired from Howe Leather Co.
Lawrence D. Stiver, 86, of Curwensville, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.  Born Dec. 17, 1913, he was a son of the late John and Myrtle Shively.  He was united in marriage to Alice Johnson in 1940, and she preceded him in death April 14, 1965.
One daughter, Sharon L. Dick of Petersburg survives, along with two nieces and a nephew, three grandsons  and two great-grandsons.
One daughter, Cindy Lou Stiver, preceded him in death May 5, 1953.
Mr. Stiver retired from Howe Leather Co. in Curwensville, after many years of service.  He was active in his community and served as chairman of the Curwensville Days Parade Committee for many years.  He was also the manager of the Curwensville baseball team.
He was a member of the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Company, where he was president for 13 years, Clearfield County Fireman's Association, Central District Firemen's Association and the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Fire Police.
Funeral services will be held at the Choirboy Funeral Home in Curwensville Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Donald Hurley officiating.  Interment will be made in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Fire Police or the Curwensville United Methodist Church.

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