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, December 6, 2014

Harriet Isabell Gibson, Wife Of Jacob Shively, Who Lived In Clarke County, Iowa and Napa County, California

"Hattie" Harriet Isabell Gibson Shively
Harriet Isabell Gibson was born 16-July-1844 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA and died 9-March-1945 in St. Helena, CA.  She was buried in 1945 in Ottawa Cemetery, Clarke County, Iowa.  Harriet Gibson was married to Jacob Shively.  Jacob Shively was born 4-March-1840 in Schuylkill County, PA and died 22-August-1932 in Osceola, Clarke County, IA.  Jacob Shively was the son of Christian Shively (born 1-April-1812 died 3-February-1862) and Susannah "Susan" Heasley (16-November-1813 died 27-April-1893).

Listed on the 1910 Jackson Township, Clarke County, Iowa census is the family of Jacob Shively age 70, married 44 years, farmer with wife Hattie I age 63, daughter Edith R age 23, boarder Arthur VanVleet age 16 and boarder Jennie Decker age 12.

Extracted from the San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, July 24, 1944, Page 11, Column 6:
                      At 100, S. F. Woman Busy In Red Cross
Although she marked her 100th birthday anniversary Sunday, July 16, Mrs. Jacob Shively of Sanitarium, Cal., fills her days with Red Cross activities and handiwork and maintains a keen interest in war happenings and the Presidential election.
A birthday celebration in her honor was held at the home of her daughter, Dr. Ida S. Nelson of Sanitarium.  Mrs. Shively was a resident of Clark county, Iowa, for 69 years before making her home in this State.
Mrs. Shively's five living children are:  Mrs. Edith S. Halvorsen and Dr. Ida S. Nelson of Sanitarium; Mrs. W. E. Nelson, Washington, D. C.; John Shively, Osceola, Iowa and Dr. J. Dow Shively of Clinton, Mo.
Abstaining from tea, coffee, tobacco and alcoholic beverages are all factors to which Mrs. Shively, a vegetarian, attributes her long life.

The death of Harriet Isabell Gibson Shively was reported in The Sacramento Bee, Wednesday, March 14, 1945, Page 8, Column 5:
Napa Woman Dies At Century Mark
St. Helena (Napa Co).  March 14 -- The body of Mrs. Hattie Shively, who died here in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edith Haalverson, at the age of 100, is en route to Iowa for burial.
Mrs. Shively who came to California in 1932 to reside after the death of her husband, the late Jacob Shively, is survived by her other daughters, Dr. Ida Nelson of the St. Helena Sanitarium and Mrs. W. E. Nelson of Washington, D. C. and her sons, John Shively of Iowa and Dr. J. D. Shively of Missouri.

On the 1910 Clarke County, Iowa census in the household of Jacob and Hattie Shively is Jennie Decker.  The following information was extracted from the Chariton Herald-Patriot, Chariton, Iowa, Thursday, May 3, 1917, Page 5, Column 2:
Jennie Hazel Decker was born in the city of New York, June 20th, 1896, and died at her home in Lucas, Iowa, on Sunday April 22nd, 1917.  She was the daughter of George and Jennie Decker.  Being left an orphan at the age of four, she made her home near Woodbury, Iowa, with Jacob and Hattie Shively.  She was a kind, obedient and affectionate child, and was much loved by those who had her under their care, and by all who knew her.  On September 12th, 1909, she was baptized and united in full faith with the Seventh Day Adventist church at Woodbury.  To this faith she was devoted and true to the close of her life.
On July 4th, 1915, she was married to David Ora Cook.  To his union came a little son to brighten their home, David Andrew, born July 30th, 1916.  She was a true, loving, faithful wife and an affectionate and devoted mother.  During her last sickness she was very patient. Everything was done that loving hands could to to relieve her.  Her friends who could not come longed to be by her side and administer to her wants and needs and alleviate her sufferings.
She leaves to mourn, aside from her husband and darling baby, two brothers, James, who is in New Jersey, and William, who is here.  The Shively family will miss her greatly, for they loved her as their own.  Words cannot express the sorrow that friends feel at their loss, but they hope to meet her again on the resurrection morning.

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