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 26, 2015

John Wilhelm Shively And Wife Nancy Beatty From Huntingdon County, PA To Blair County, PA

John Wilhelm Shively was born on 17-Oct-1842 and died 28-Mar-1923 in Blair County, PA. He was the son of Daniel Shively and Mary Wilhelm. Mary Wilhelm Shively died 13-Apr-1857 and is buried in Shaffersville Cemetery, Huntington County, PA.  John Wilhelm Shively married on 1-Sep-1867 to Nancy Beatty, daughter of Eli Beatty and Maria Dry.  Nancy Beatty was born 21-Aug-1844 and died 22-Dec-1932 in Blair County, PA.

On the 1850 Porter Township, Huntingdon County, PA census is the household of Daniel Shively age 55, wife Mary age 46, son Samuel age 16, daughter Minerva age 13 and son John W. age 6.  On the 1860 Borough of Alexandria, Huntington County, PA is the household of S. W. Shively age 26, wife Eliza age 21, son Morris age 1, father Daniel Shively age 62 and brother John age 18.  Daniel Shively is living in the household of his son, S. W. Shively in 1870 in Blair County, PA.  On the 1870 Birmingham Borough, Huntingdon County, PA is the household of Jno W Shively age 27, wife Nancy age 27, son Henry S age 2 and daughter Maria age 6 months.  Listed on the 1900 Snyder Township, Blair County, PA census is the family of John W Shively born Oct 1844, wife Nancy A born Aug 1844, son Robert B born Apr 1880, daughter Lillian S born Feb 1883 and son Mahen S born Mar 1886.  A blog article was written on 11-Jun-2011 regarding some of the related family of John W. Shively.

The following article was located in the Tyrone Daily Herald, Tyrone, PA, Thursday, May 21, 1891, Page 4, Column 2:
This morning at ten o'clock the impressive ceremony was performed, at the home of the bride at Ironsville, which united in marriage Miss Maria Shively, daughter of John W. Shively and wife, and Mr. Francis D. Keefer, of this place, the officiating clergyman being Rev. J. B. Brennamen, the Methodist minister at Birmingham. The newly made couple were the recipients of many useful and valuable presents.The groom is the very obliging and pleasant clerk in the clothing store of Mahlon Cryder. They departed on Day Express to spend their honeymoon in the eastern cities. The HERALD joins with their many friends in wishing them a married life of unalloyed happiness.

Located in The Tyrone Herald, Thursday, February 25, 1892, Page 8, Column 6:
In about two weeks John W. Shively and Francis D. Keefer will open a general merchandise store in their new building now in course of construction at Ironsville. We wish the gentlemen success in their new venture.

The newspaper obituary for Nancy Beatty Shively was located in the Tyrone Daily Herald, Friday, December 23, 1932, Page 8, Column 2:
Mrs. J. W. Shively
Died At Her Home At Ironsville Last Night
Last night at 10:45 o'clock, Mrs. John Shively, passed away at her home at Ironsville from infirmities due to old age.  Mrs. Shively had been a patient sufferer for several years.
Nancy Beatty Shively was a daughter of the late Eli and Maria Dry Beatty.  She was born at McVeytown, Mifflin county, August 21, 1844 and moved into the Ironsville vicinity many years ago.  In 1807 she was united in marriage by Rev. John H. Clark, with John W. Shively, who preceded her to the grave ten years ago.
Surviving her passing away are two daughters, two sons and two grandchildren as follows: Mrs. F. D. Keefer, Ironsville; Mrs. H. M. Christian, Altoona; Robert B. Shively and Mack S. Shively at home, at Ironsville.  The grandchildren are Nancy and Jean Christian, Altoona.
Mrs. Shively had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Ironsville since girlhood days.  Her beautiful christian life was an influence for good in the community while in the home she was everything a mother's love could give to those who were near and dear to her.  Her life was a blessing to those with whom she came in contact and she will be missed by her legion of friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church at Ironsville, conducted by Rev. J. J. Cummings.  Interment at Birmingham.

The newspaper obituary for John Wilhelm Shively was located in The Tyrone Daily Herald, Thursday, March 29, 1923, Page 1, Column 4:
John W. Shively
Passed Away At His Home At Ironsville
John W. Shively, one of the best known and respected citizens of Ironsville, passed into the eternal life on Wednesday night at 11:50.
Mr. Shively was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Shively and was born at Alexandria, October 17, 1842 and was aged 80 years, 5 months and 11 days.
When a boy he drove his father's boat on the canal from Hollidaysburg to Philadelphia.  On September 1, 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy A. Beatty, a daughter of Ely and Maria Beatty.  To this union, seven sons and daughters were born, four of whom are living.  They are as follows:  Mrs. F. D. Keefer, of Ironsville; Mrs. Harry M. Christian of Juanita Park; Robert and Mac at home.
Mr. Shively had been in the sand at teaming business over 40 years. He was also connected with his son-in-law, F. D. Keefer, for 31 years in the mercantile business at Ironsville.  He was a sincere christian, and was devoted to his church and family. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Ironsville and will be greatly missed in the community, as one of the leading members of the Ironsville Methodist church.
Funeral services will be held in the church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. B. B. Dysart, pastor of the church.  Interment will be made in Presbyterian cemetery at Birmingham.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Clayton W. Shively And Wife, Clara Schell In Clearfield County, PA

Clayton W. Shively And Clara Schell Shively
Clayton W. Shively was born 6-Nov-1879 in Laurel Pike, Union County, PA and died 22-Sep-1957 at Allentown Hospital, Lehigh County, PA.  He was the son of William Isaiah Shively and Mary Ann Schaeffer.   William Isaiah Shively was born 15-Aug-1854 and died 22-May-1936 in Centre County, PA. William Isaiah Shively was the son of Daniel Shively and Elizabeth Keisler (Keister). Clayton Shively married Clara Schell.  Clara Schell was born 17-Aug-1882 in Mifflinburg, Union County, PA and died 14-Dec-1964 in the Clearfield Hospital.  She was the daughter of George Schell and Ellen Cornelius.  

The picture at the left was found with the following newspaper article in The Progress, Clearfield, PA, Thursday, September 15, 1955, Page 14, Columns 4-5:
Open Hours Planned For Shively Anniversary Sunday, September 18
Sunday, September 18, will be an important day for Mr. and Mrs. Clayton W. Shively of 209 Maple Avenue, for on that date they'll be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  An open house for their relatives and many friends is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively have been residents of Clearfield for the past 40 years and have lived that entire time in the same house at Plymptonville.  They are the parents of five children: Mrs. Margaret Betts, George and Lester of Clearfield; John of New York and Mrs. Mary Jo Knepp of Harrisburg.   They also have 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
The couple was married in a ceremony at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schell, at Mifflinburg, September 18, 1905.  The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Vaughn T. Rue, pastor of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Shively is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Isaiah Shively of Glen Irons.  The newlyweds began housekeeping at Laurelton.  They later moved to Philipsburg where they resided for about five years before moving to their present home at Clearfield.
Mr. Shively has been employed for the past 18 years by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways.  He and his wife have been members of the West Side Methodist Church since moving to Clearfield and Mrs. Shively is a member of the church's Women's Society for Christian Service.  Mr. Shively is also a longtime member of the Old Town Sportsmen's Association.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Monday, September 23, 1957, Page 10, Column 6:
Clayton W. Shively
Clayton W. Shively, 77, of 209 Maple Ave., Clearfield, died at 7:20 a.m. yesterday at Allentown where he was visiting relatives.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born at Millmont, Union County, November, 1879, Mr. Shively had been a resident of Clearfield since 1915.  An employe of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for the past 20 years, he was a member of the West Side Methodist Church and the Old Town Sportsmen's Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Shively of Clearfield, and the following sons and daughters:  Mrs. William I Betts, George W. Shively and Lester W. Shively, all of Clearfield; Mrs. Mary K. Knepp, Harrisburg, and John A. Shively, Tonawanda, N.Y.  Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be from the Nicholson Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl N. Rowe officiating.  Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. tomorrow until time of the services Wednesday.

The Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 24, 1957, Page 2, Column 4:
The name of a brother , Wilford Shively of Glen Iron, Union County, was inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Clayton W. Shively, 77-year-old Clearfield resident, which appeared in yesterday's Progress.

The following newspaper obituary was found in The Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, December 15, 1964, Page 2, Column 5:
Mrs. Clara Shively
Mrs. Clara Carr Schell Shively, 82, of Clearfield, widow of Clayton W. Shively, died yesterday at 11:50 p.m. in the Clearfield Hospital.
Born Aug. 17, 1882, at Mifflinburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Ellen Cornelius Schell.
She was a member of the West Side Methodist Church.
Surviving are the following children:  Mrs. Willis J. Knepp, Harrisburg; John A., North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Mrs. William I. Betts Jr., George W. and Lester W., Clearfield; 11 grand-children and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bess Read, Allentown.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Nicholson Funeral Home.  The Rev. Dr. Willis J. Willard will officiate.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends will be received in the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until time of services Thursday.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ronald Shively In Wayne County, Michigan And Ancestors In Wood County, Ohio

A Shively descendant recently enquired about more information on the lineage of his grandfather, Ronald Shively.  Original research was done to see if additional information could be found.  

The following family is listed on the 1940 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan census: Ronald Shively age 32 born PA and an engraver in a printing shop, wife Catherine age 23 born in Canada and daughter Shirley age 2 born in Michigan.  On the 1930 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan census is Frank Shively age 48 born in OH and a tool maker at an auto factory, wife Cora age 48, born in OH and married 22 years, son Sinclair age 24 born in OH and an engraver in photo engraving, son Ronald age 22 years born in PA and an engraver in photo engraving, boarder Ruby Gates age 18 born in TN and a cigar maker in a cigar factory. The following family is located on the 1920 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan census: Frank L Shively age 37 and a tool maker for a motor car company, wife Cora age 37, son Sinclair age 14, and son Ronald age 11. On the 1910 Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan is Frank Shively age 28, wife Cora age 28, son Sinclair age 4 and son Ronald age 2.  

On the WWI registration card is Frank Louis Shively, 1220 Brush, Detroit, MI, age 37, born 31-August-1881 and working for Ford Motor Company.  His nearest relative is listed as Cora Shively,wife.  On the WWII registration card is Frank Louis Shively, 6422 Lincoln Ave, Detroit, Wayne Co, MI, age 60, born 30-Aug-1881, born near Bowling Green, OH.  He is listed as working for himself, Shively Radio and Appliances.  

Frank L Shively and Cora Bush were married in Crawford County, OH on 4-May-1904.  Frank is the son of Charley Shively and Fanny Lewis and was born in Wood County, OH.  Frank's residence is given as Toledo, OH.   Cora Bush her residence as Crestline, Crawford County, OH.  

Charles M Shively and Fanny Lewis were married on 4-August-1879 in Hancock County, OH.  Charles Morrison Shively and Francis (Fanny) Celeste Shively are buried in Riverside Cem, Defiance County, OH.  Charles Morrison Shively was born 18-Aug-1848 in Wood County, OH and died 2-Oct-1935 in Henry County, OH.   Fanny Lewis was born 18-Dec-1858 and died 9-Aug-1927 in Henry County, OH. She was the daughter of John Lewis. The Ohio death certificate for Charles M Shively lists his father as John H. Shively.  It is possible the H. stands for Henry.  

Located on the 1900 Flatrock Township, Henry County, OH census is Charles Shively age 45 born Aug 1845 married 20 years, wife Francis age 42 born Dec 1857 having born 6 children and 6 living, daughter Maud age 20 born 1880, son Henry age 17 born July 1882, daughter  age 15 born 1885, son Ralph age 10 born Aug 1889, daughter Mildret age 1 born 1899 and grand daughter Ducel age 2 born 1898.

Located on the 1880 Center Township, Wood County, OH census is Charles Shiveley age 32, wife Francis age 24, daughter Maud age 6 months, father Henry Shively age 78 and sister Minevra age 38.  

The parents of Charles Morrison Shively are found on the 1870 Center Township, Wood County, OH census:  Henry Shively age 68, wife Margaret 66, daughter Minerva age 24 and son Morton age 21.    On the 1860 Center Township, Wood County, OH census is Henry Shively age 58, wife Margaret age 56, daughter Minerva age 18, daughter Cynthia age 19, daughter Lucinda Groves age 25, son Alva age 15, son Morrison age 13 and grandson John H Groves age 3.

The lineage of this family is well documented.  Henry Shively was born 23-May-1802 in Millville, Columbia County, PA and died 5-Mar-1886 in Bowling Green, Wood County, OH. He married Margaret McCartney.

Henry Shively (1802-1886) was the son of Henry Shively (1762-1821) and Elizabeth Green (1763-1809).  

Henry Shively (1762-1821) was the son of Christian Shively born 25-Dec-1718 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland died 16-Nov-1773 in York County, PA and Esther Neff.

Christian Shively (1718-1773) was the son of Christian Shively (Schaeublin) born 6-Nov-1683 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland and died before 18-Apr-1752 in Lancaster County, PA.  Christian married Barbara Spittler.

Christian Schaeublin was the son of Durs Schaeublin.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

John Shively Who Lived In Granite County, Montana

The following was extracted from The Philipsburg Mail, Philipsburg, Montana, Thursday, February 21, 1889, Page 4, Columns 1-2:
John Shively, one of the early settlers in Montana, was found dead in his bed at the Metropolitan last Friday morning, by his room mate, Mr. Wakefield, who supposed him to be sleeping and attempted to awaken him about 9 o'clock, when he was horrified to find his friend cold in death.  It was evident that Mr. Shively had died early in the evening and was dead before Mr. Wakefield retired, as he heard no noise from Mr. Shiveley's bed during the night.  He stated to the coroner's jury that he took off his shoes outside the door and went in very quietly to bed without striking a light through fear of waking his room mate, whom he knew to be nervous and easily disturbed when sleeping.  Mr. Shively had been subject to fits of apoplexy for some time past and every indication went to show that he died while struggling in one of them.  The coroner's jury returned a verdict accordingly.  He was 56 years old and has lived in the west since '52.  His only relative in this country is a brother who lives at Black Pine.
The death of John Shively recalls a very remarkable incident and adventure of his life in connection with the Nez Perce Indian troubles in 1877.  During the fall of that year, Mr. Shively attempted to cross the country from the Black Hills to Philipsburg, and had made his way with his pack animals and all his belongings to the National Park.  When night came on he pitched camp and retired for the night, but was soon disturbed by a band of Indians who came suddenly upon him and made him their prisoner.  After they had searched and taken all his belongings, they completed him to ride a horse and guide them through the Park, as they claimed they had lost their way and wanted to get to the British possessions.  On the second day of their travels they came upon a party of tourists, consisting of about a dozen people, and the Indians at once opened fire on them, killing the men and taking some of the women prisoners.  The names of all the party cannot be ascertained, but the ladies who were taken prisoners were a Mrs. Dr. Carter, her sister, and a daughter.  Dr. Carter was shot in the head and was seen to fall from his horse to the ground. From this the party proceeded through the Park with their fair prisoners and Mr. Shively as guide.  After reaching the Yellowstone, Mr. Shively, who fortunately could talk their language, persuaded the Indians to let the women go, and they were given ponies at set at liberty.  They made their way to Helena, and to their surprise found Dr. Carter there ahead of them, with only a slight wound in the head.  The family are all living now, and supposed to reside near Radersburg, Montana.  Mr. Shively, however, remained their captive, the Indians claiming that he knew too much about the country to let him go; but he finally made his escape by jumping over and embankment in the night, and reached Helena after two days and nights of travel, without any food, except two potatoes and one egg.  From there he wrote his old friend, John G. McLean, of Philipsburg, who informed him in return that the party he had so nobly rescued were safe under his roof, to which place Mr. Shively had directed them before they were released from the savage tribe.

It is known from the following source that John Shively was a brother to Sim Shively.  Sim Shively was the son of John Shively and Mary Spahr who lived in Guernsey County, Ohio.  The following was extracted from The New Northwest, Deer Lodge, Montana, Friday, September 14, 1877:
Life With The Nez Perces
The Capture And Adventures Of A Prospector As Guide To Joseph
Thirteen Days In The Nez Perces Camp, Showing The Other
Side Of the Picture
A Prospecting Tour That Led To Joseph
On Tuesday of this week Mr. John Shively, a brother of Sim Shively now of Deadwood, arrived here from the Nez Perces camp via Bozeman and Helena, he having escaped from their camp 10 or 15 miles from Clark's Fork ones, on or about the 3d of September, after having been captured by them and taken along thirteen days as a guide.  His adventure furnish a remarkable and interesting chapter in border life give us and inside view of the Nez Perces campaign and being now of universal interest we give his narration of the circumstances as fully as possible.
Nearly all old-time West Siders know John Shively.  He is a man on the sunset side of life, of sturdy build in heart and body, has been twenty years on the frontier, is a gentleman of strict veracity and high character.  His recital may be relied upon as absolutely correct.  Mr. Shively was a resident of this county for six years, is a mill-wright, and built or assisted in building both the mills at Cable, the Ray & Hendric mill at Butte, one at Blue Cloud and one at Indian Creek.
Journeyings And Propectings
In 1871 Mr. Shively left Montana for Arizona. Remaining there six or seven months he came to Ploche Nevada, where he stayed two years.  Thence he went to Eureka, Nev., remaining one year.  From thence he went to Benton, Mono county, California, and left there in February, 1877, for Deadwood.  After prospecting there a party was organized to prospect the Big Horn, Powder River, and Wind River countries.  The party numbered thirty-one men. Mr. Shively was elected Captain.  They were all experienced miners, many of them having spent several years in the mining States and Territories.  They protected carefully up the eastern branches of Powder River, some eighty miles to the Big Horn mountains.  
(This story continues but this portion is included to establish some family history for John Shively.)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

William Wilton Shively And Wife, Grace Jones, Who Lived In Franklin County, VA And Alamance County, NC

William Wilton Shively was born 15-July-1904 in Franklin County, VA and died 31-May-1950 in Alamance County, NC.  William Wilton Shively was the son of William Samuel Shively (born 17-Nov-1858, died 29-Sep-1916) and Eliza Alice Thomas (born Jan-1862, died 15-Dec-1952).  William Samuel Shively was the son of Daniel Shively and Sarah "Sallie" Thomas.

William Wilton Shively married Grace Jones.  Grace Jones was the daughter of John W. Jones and Minnie Moose.  

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Thursday, June 1, 1950, Page 15, Column 4:
William W. Shively, Sr.
Elon College, June 1 -- William William Shively, Sr., Elon College, Route 1, died at his home yesterday morning at 11:45 after a week's illness.
Mr. Shively, born in Franklin County, Va., was the son of Samuel Shively and Alice Thomas Shively.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Jones Shively, and two sons, William Shively, Jr., Edwin Lee Shively, both of the home.
Graveside services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Ferrum, Va., cemetery.  The body was taken to the home this afternoon.

The following was found in The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Wednesday, May 4, 1977, Page 18, Column 1:
Mrs. Grace Shively
Greensboro -- Mrs. Grace Jones Shively, 69, of Rt. 1, Gibsonville, died this morning in Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro after several years of failing health.
She was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Minnie Moose Jones, and the widow of William W. Shively.
She was formerly employed by Frissell Fabrics, and was a member of Altamahaw Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include two sons, William W. Shively, Jr. of Rt. 3, Mebane, and Edwin L. Shively of Rt. 1, Gibsonville; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bullard of Haw River, Mrs. Dot Fuqua and Mrs. Ruth Brown, both of Burlington, one brother, Clyde Jones of Burlington, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

This obituary was located in The Times-News, Burlington, NC, Friday, March 17, 1969, Page 14-B, Column 1:
Mrs. Minnie M. Jones
Mrs. Minnie Moose Jones, 85, of 312 Caswell St. died at her home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock following several years of declining health and five months of critical illness.
A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Robert William and Mrs. Amanda Isenhour Moose.  She was the wife of John W. Jones of the home, who survives, and was a member of West Burlington Methodist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include four daughters, Mrs. Jerry Bullard of Haw River, and Mrs. Carl Fuquay, Mrs. Fred Brown and Mrs. Grace Shively, all of Burlington; two sons, Clyde Jones of Burlington, and Clarence Jones; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.  The Rev. Chester Brown, pastor of West Burlington Methodist Church, will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington through the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.  At other times, they will be at the residence of Clyde Jones at 313 Kernodle Drive.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Henry W. Shively And Wife, Frances Magee, From Indiana To Kansas And Grand County, Colorado

Henry W. Shively was born ca 1851 in OH and died Feb-1893 in Colorado.  Henry W. Shively was a brother to Charles Edward Shively who was the subject of last weeks blog. They were sons of Henry Shively and Mary Brower. Henry was married to Frances Magee on 3-Jul-1882 in Grand County, CO. Frances was the daughter of William and Sarah Magee.

Henry W. Shively was a miner and is listed on the 1880 Grand County, CO census. Frances Shively is listed as a widow on the 1900 Rice County, KS census and is living in the household of her parents.  In the household are William Magee born Sep-1827, wife Sarah A born Dec-1834, daughter Frances A Shively born Mar-1849, grandson Charles W born Apr-1886, granddaughter Pearl A born Dec-1889 and granddaughter Ruth H born Apr-1893.

Articles located in the Colorado newspapers give information regarding the death of Henry W. (H. W.) Shively.  Extracted from the Aspen Evening Chronicle, February 2, 1893:
Crushed To Death
Two Miners Caught In A Snow-Slide Yesterday
John W. Bradley and H. W. Shively Lose Their Lives Near The Durant Tunnel--Buried
Underneath From Twenty To Thirty Feet Of Snow - They Had Visited A Warm Place To
Eat Their Dinners
The great snowstorm which set in Monday night already caused the death of two of our citizens, and unless great precautions are observed by those exposed to the perils of snow slides, many more fatalities may be looked for.  At about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon a report came down from the Durant tunnel that a snow slide had just occurred. burying two men employed in the Little Nell mine. Hurrying to the scene of the disaster a reporter for The Times found a large force of men working with all their strength in the hope of being able to discover the imprisoned men in time to save their lives.  Mr. Rohlfing, a civil engineer employed at the Durant tunnel, stated that it was not positively known that the men were buried, but that they had been seen a few moments before the avalanche occurred at about the point of its descent.
The gentleman further said that he was at the mouth of the Durant tunnel when a Swede by the name of Anderson, came running up, saying that he thought Bradley and Shively were buried beneath it.  Mr. Rohlfing gave the alarm and all the men in the Durant tunnel hurried out and began to make search for the missing men. Fresh tracks were discovered leading directly toward the great mass of fallen snow which was in some places twenty to thirty feet in depth.  The men seized rods of iron, shovels and everything else that could aid them in their search for the missing men and thoroughly explored the line of foot travel that the men would necessarily follow in going up the trail.
In a little while more men arrived on the ground and it is said that there were during the greater part of the search at least fifty persons engaged in the effort to find the missing men. About 4 o'clock the body of Shively was found pressed in against the ore house of the Little Nell where it had been carried by the force of the sliding snow.  One side of the unfortunate man's face was severely bruised but there were no other marks of violence upon the body. The search went on and a short time after Bradley's body was also found near the same place where his companion and been discovered.  Both men had apparently been simply smothered to death.
The unfortunate men, H. W. Shively and John T. Bradley, were working in the Little Nell mine as co-lessees of C. H. Bennett, and it appears from later information that they left off work at noon yesterday and went down to the Durant tunnel where they were acquainted to eat dinner where it was warm and comfortable, and upon their return to the Little Nell, situated about 300 feet distant, were caught by the snow slide.
Mr. Shively leaves a wife and three children in poor circumstances, and his death is certainly very sad.  It is said that they has been out of work for some time before entering upon his duties at the Little Nell a few days ago, and that he had just made arrangements to borrow a little money to make a payment upon the property in which he lived.  Mr. Shively has a brother living in Richmond, Ind., who is a very prominent attorney.
Mr. Bradley is said to be unmarried, with no friends in this section of the country. He has resided in Aspen for several years, coming here from New Jersey where he followed the business of rubber manufacturer.  He lived by himself in a little house he owned near the ben of Monarch street, in Eames' addition.  About two months ago he took the Keeley cure, and is very highly spoken of by those who knew him.
The arrangements for burial of the unfortunate men have not yet been made.

The following was located in the Aspen Daily Times, February 7, 1893:
Card Of Thanks
I beg space in the columns of The Times to tend my heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors for their kind assistance in the death and burial of my dear husband, to the men for their untiring efforts to find my husband, dead or alive, to Sam D. Goza, and to Manager Rice and the Stuttz Theatrical company for their kind services in my behalf.  May God in his infinite mercy spare them from ever having to go through the affliction which I have been called upon to endure.
                                        Mrs. H. W. Shively

The kindness of the community was demonstrated in this article following the death of H. W. Shively. The article was located in the Aspen Daily Times, February 5, 1893:
At The Tivoli
"A Celebrated Case" at Mrs. Shively's Benefit Monday Night
The Stuttz New York Theater company will present "A Celebrated Case" at the Tivoli Monday night for the benefit of Mrs. H. W. Shively, whose husband perished in the late snow slide. The Stuttz company is well known is Aspen, playing a successful engagement here last week, and as The Times has already spoken so favorably of them it is not necessary to do so now.  Suffice it to say that it is one of the best dramatic organizations anywhere in the West, and the most fastidious theater goer need have no fear of being disappointed in the least.  They presented "A Celebrated Case" here last week, and it is spoken of as being one of their best plays.  Every cent received by Monday night's performance will be given to Mrs. Shively, and no doubt the home will be crowded with people who can, in their way, show their sympathy for the very needy widow and mother.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Charles Edward Shiveley (Shively) And Wife Lilly Ray Who Lived In Wayne County, Indiana

Charles Edward Shively
Charles Edward Shiveley (Shively) was born ca 1855 in Preble County, Ohio and died 29-March-1917 in Wayne County, Indiana. Burial was in the Earlham Cemetery, Wayne County, IN. He was the son of Henry Shively and Mary Brower. He was married to Lilly Ray.

Charles is listed on the 1860 Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio census in the household of his parents. Listed are Henry Shively age 52, wife Mary, son Lewis age 25, daughter Melinda age 23, daughter Christena age 20, daughter Elsby age 18, son Harvey age 16, daughter Maria age 14, son Henry age 11, daughter Marida age 9, daughter Emma age 7 and son Charles age 5. Listed on the 1910 Richmond City, Wayne County, Indiana census is the household of Charles E Shively age 55, wife Lilly R age 53.  He is listed as an attorney and married 34 years.

The picture above is from the following article extracted from the West Lebanon Gazette, Thursday, August 25, 1904, Page 2, Column 6:
Shively Made Chancellor
Indiana Man Is Placed at the Head of the Order of Knights of Pythias
Louisville, Ky., Aug 19.--The Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias Thursday took up the election of officers.  Charles E. Shively, of Richmond, Ind., was elected supreme chancellor in succession to Tracy R. Bangs, of Grand Forks, N.D. There was a spirited contest for the office of supreme vice chancellor and it went to Charles A. Barnes, of Jacksonville, Ill.

The newspaper obituary for Charles E. Shiveley was located in the Cambridge City Tribune, Thursday, April 5, 1917, Page 1, Column 2:
Death of Hon. Chas. E. Shiveley
The unexpected death of Hon. Chas. E. Shiveley, the well known member of the Wayne county bar, at his home in Richmond Thursday after an illness of only two days, was indeed a shock to his many friends.  An acute attack of grip, complicated by a heart ailment, was the cause of death.
He was one of Richmonds and one of Wayne County's most prominent citizens, was widely known as an attorney, Knights of Pythias and Republican politician throughout Indiana.
Charles Edward Shiveley was born on a farm in Treble county, Ohio, July 8, 1853. He was the son of Henry and Mary Shiveley. When 8 years of age he moved to Wabash county, Ind., and in 1868 he attended a Presbyterian boarding school at Wabash two years. In 1870 he removed with his parents to near Cambridge City. He graduated from the public schools of this city and taught school several years, meantime fitting himself to enter Hanover college, where he finished his Junior year in 1874.  In 1875 he entered the law office of attorney W. S. Ballinger, after several years preliminary reading, and was admitted to the Wayne county bar, practicing his profession here several years.
On December 15, 1875, he was united in marriage with Miss Lily Ray, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ray, of this place, and during their five years residence here their two children were born.
In 1880 he was elected prosecuting attorney of this county and then removed from here to Richmond, where he has since resided.
Mr. Shively was re-elected prosecuting attorney in 1882, and since then has devoted himself to the practice of his profession.  In 1894 he was elected state senator from Wayne county, holding that office one term of four years.  During his term in the legislature he was chairman of the steering committee and at the second session of his term in 1897 he was elected president pro tim of the senate. After retiring from the senate, Gov. Mount appointed him a member of the board of managers of the Indiana reformatory, which position he held five years, a part of which time he was president of the board.
In 1875, he became a member of Cambridge lodge, No. 9 of the order of Knights of Pythias, where he loyally continued his membership until his death, as he also did his membership in Company 65, Uniform Rank.  Being ambitious, he rapidly passed through the chairs of the subordinate lodge and was then elected to the grand lodge of Indiana, where he passed the chairs of that body.  In 1886 he was elected grand chancellor of the order.  In 1890 he was elected supreme representative and thereby became a member of the supreme lodge. In 1892 he was elected supreme vice chancellor, and in 1894 at Louisville, Ky., he was elected supreme chancellor of the order and held that position over two years.
He is survived by the widow, a son, Ray K. Shiveley, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Holmes, wife of Dr. Harry Holmes of Oberlin, Ohio, formerly a member of Earldom faculty. James VanMeter, his brother-in-law, and family of this place are relatives. Mr. Shiveley and family leave many friends here to whom his death comes as a great blow and full of sorrow.
The Wayne county bar association met in special session Saturday morning and passed resolutions fitting to his high standing and esteem.  Knights of Pythias from all parts of the county visited the home in a body Saturday evening.  Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon.  Interment at Earlham.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

David Shively And Wife, Rebecca Jones, Who Lived In Mahoning County, Ohio

David Shively was born on 18-Sep-1838 and died 21-Nov-1894.  He was the son of George Shively (1798-1883) and Mary Grove (1806-1859).  David Shively married Rebecca Jones in Mahoning County, OH on 7-Mar-1865.  Rebecca Jones was born 22-Nov-1843 and died 4-April-1927.  Rebecca Jones Shively is buried in New Four Mile Cemetery, Austintown, Mahoning County, OH.

On the 1870 Mahoning County, OH census is the family of David Shively age 31, wife Rebecca age 26, son Clarantine age 4, and daughter Demona age 2.  Listed on the 1880 Mahoning County, OH census if David Shivley age 40 farmer, wife Rebecca age 34 keeping house, son Clarentine age 14, daughter Demona age 12, daughter Crea L age 4, and son Leopold age 2.  On the 1900 Mahoning County, OH census is Rebecca Shivley born Nov 1843, daughter Chrea born June 1876 and son Lee born May 1878.

David Shively and Rebecca Jones were the parents of at least the following children:  Clarentine born ca 1856  died  and married Mary E. Ellis 6-Dec-1891 Mahoning County, OH; Demona born 14-Apr-1868 died 15-Sep-1916 and married Cassius E. Cross 25-Feb-1889 Mahoning County, OH; Chrea born 21-June-1876 died 3-Oct-1962; Lee born 18-May-1878 died 31-May-1966 and married Minnie Osborn 20-Dec-1905 Mahoning County, OH; Ina V. born 2-Jul-1881 died 15-Aug-1972 and married to Howard E. Brickley 19-Jul-1899 Mahoning County, OH.

Additional information on the children of David and Rebecca Shively located in the newspapers includes the following extracted from the New Castle News, Monday, September 18, 1916, Page 2, Column 3:
Mrs. Cassius E. Cross.
Concerning the death of Mrs. Cassius E. Cross of Youngstown, who was well known in this city and whose husband formerly resided here, the Youngstown Vindicator says in part:
Mrs. DeMona Shively Cross, 122 Breaden street, a well known club woman and highly respected resident of the Southside, died at the City hospital at 5 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases after an illness of short duration.
Mrs. Cross was born in Austintown 48 years ago the daughter of Rebecca Jones Shivley and the late David Jones (***note, this should be Shively not Jones).  She attended Kent Normal school and taught in the Haselton school for a number of years.  Twenty-eight years ago she was united in marriage to Cassius E Cross, who survives with three children, Vera, Amber and Glen.  The mother, two brothers, C. T. Shively of Rogers, O., Lee Shively of this city and two sisters, Mrs. Howard Brickley of Austintown and Miss Chrea Shively of Youngstown, also survive.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the Haselton P.H.C., the Delphic club and the S.S. chapter of the Home for Aged Ladies.  She was a faithful member of the Central Christian church.
Funeral services were held at the residence at 2 p.m. today with Rev. William Dunn Ryan officiating.

The following was located in The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Thursday, June 23, 1927, Page 8, columns 4-5:
Mayor Shiveley Of Rogers Dies
Brief Illness Fatal To Man Prominent In Village Affairs
Charles T. Shively, aged 62, mayor of the village of Rogers and a former postmaster, died at his home at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday of pneumonia after an illness of less than a week.
Mayor Shively was about his official duties until a week ago. Last Wednesday afternoon he drove to the cemetery of a departed member of the Knights of Pythias.  Upon his return home he complained of having chills and the next day confined to his bed.  He took a relapse Sunday and although he rallied from this his condition grew steadily worse until the end came peacefully.
Mr. Shively was born in Austin township in 1865, a son of the late David and Rebecca Shively, pioneer settlers in this locality.  He was married in 1891 to Mary Ellis of Austintown.
He attended Austintown township district schools and for several years was a teacher. He taught in West Austintown, Smith's Corners, Perkin's Corners, Cornersburg and Pine Hill.  For some time he was engaged as a gauger at the New Middletown distillery.
He moved to Rogers 20 years ago where had since made his home.  He was appointed postmaster of the village under the Wilson administration and served two terms.  Two years ago he was elected mayor.
Besides his widow he leaves five children, Roy and Beatrice of Rogers; David of Canton; George, Cleveland and Mrs. John Wason of Cleveland.
One brother, Lee Shively, of Youngstown and two sisters, Chrea Shively of Youngstown and Mrs. Howard Brickley of Austintown also survive.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and active in the affairs of the organization.  He was a member of the organization.  He was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist church at Rogers, in charge of Rev. Shudduck.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Christian Shively And 1st Wife Emma Louise Downs And 2nd Wife Ada Downs Who Lived In Allegheny County, PA

Christian Shively was born Oct-1842 and died Dec-1909 in Carnegie, Allegheny County, PA. He was married first to Emma Louise Downs, daughter of George W Downs and Rebecca Hutchison.  Christian and Emma Louise were the parents of a daughter, Estella Shively who was born 13-July-1870.  Christian is listed as widowed on the 1880 census.  Christian Shively married second, Ada Downs who was a sister to his first wife.  Christian and Ada were married in Allegheny County, PA on 6-Nov-1893.  They were the parents of a son, Paul Stanford Shively, who was born 16-Jul-1894 and died 2-May-1982 in Florida.  

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 1909, Page 3, Column 1:
Christian Shively Dead
Christian Shively, 64 years old, is dead at his home in Washington avenue, Carnegie.  Mr. Shively was born in Philadelphia, but when young removed with his parents to the Southside, this city, where he entered the employ of the Jones and Laughlin company as a roll turner.  He advanced to the position of general superintendent.  He resigned to become general superintendent for the Dilworth & Porter Steel Manufacturing Company, which position he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Shively moved from Pittsburgh to Carnegie 17 years ago.  He was an Odd Fellow.  Surviving, besides,  his widow, are two children, Paul Shively, at home, and Mrs. Stella McGeary, of Edgewood.

The newspaper obituary for the father-in-law of Christian Shively was located in the Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, PA, Monday, August 7, 1905, Page 2, Column 3:
George W. Downs
George W. Downs, a veteran of the Civil war and a pioneer river man, died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law, Christopher Shively, in Carnegie.  He was 84 years old.  Mr. Downs was born in Brownsville, Fayette county and learned the trade of blacksmithing.  Later he became a river man and was among the early pioneers of the coal transportation business on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, floating coal barges from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in days when there were few steamboats.  Next he became a glassblower, and was employed in the iron mills of Jones & Lauth, of Brownsville, and helped the firm to establish its plant on the Southside, and which finally became the firm of Jones & Laughlin.
In September 1864, Mr. Downs left the Southside mills and enlisted in the One Hundred and Second Pennsylvania volunteers and served through the remained of the Civil war.  In an engagement with Colonel Mosby, the Confederate guerrilla leader, his left leg was lacerated by a rebel shell.  At the close of the war he returned to the mills, where he worked until 1892, when he retired from active work and removed to Carnegie.  Mr. Downs was married to Miss Rebecca Hutchison, who survives him, with the following children:  Mrs. Benjamin Stanford, of Knoxville; Mrs. John Ritter, of Braddock; Mrs. Christopher Shively of Carnegie; John T. and George W. Downs, Jr, of Carnegie.  Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.  Mr. Downs was a member of the J. W. Patterson post, G.A.R., of the Southside, and of the Carnegie Methodist Episcopal Church.

The following was found in the Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, PA, Wednesday, February 7, 1906,, Page 4, Column 5:
Mrs. Rebecca Downs
Mrs. Rebecca Downs, 71 years old, widow of George W. Downs, who died six months ago, is dead at her home in Washington avenue, Carnegie.  She was born in Fayette county. Mrs. Downs was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The following children survive her:  Mrs. Benjamin Stanford, Knoxville; Mrs. John Kellar, Braddock; Mrs. C. Shively, Carnegie; John Downs, Duquesne and George W. Downs, of New York.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Children Of William H. Shively And Margaret Jones Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky

The subject of this blog on October 3, 2015 was William H. Shively and Margaret Jones who lived in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Information on some of their children will be the subject of this weeks blog. Listed on the 1860 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of Wm H. Shively age 30, wife Margaret age 29, daughter Maria age 5, daughter Maggie age 3, son Stephen age 2, and daughter Mary age 6 months.  On the 1870 Shiveleys Precinct, Jefferson County, KY is the household of Wm Shiveley age 39, Margaret age 39, daughter Maria age 15, daughter Margaret age 13, daughter Ella age 10, son Harry age 8, daughter Susan age 6, and daughter Sadie age 4.

The following information was taken from the Kentucky death records. Maggie Alsop Shively  Phillips was born 31-Jan-1857 and died 10-Nov-1944.  She was married to Samuel Phillips.

The following information was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Wednesday, February 22, 1956, Page 19, Column 3:
Harry Shively Funeral To Be Tomorrow
The funeral for Harry Shively, 94, member of the family for whom the City of Shively is named, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hardy Funeral Home, 4101 Dixie Highway.  Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens.
Shively died at 9:15 p.m. Monday at his home, 4230 Dixie Highway.  He had been ill two weeks.
The city got its name from his grandfather, Christian William Shively, who established a mill in the area about 1810.  Harry Shively's father, the late William H. Shively, was a deputy sheriff of Jefferson County.
Was Tourist-Court Pioneer
Harry Shively in 1923 established the first tourist court along Dixie Highway.  He sold it in 1946. He was a charter member of Shively Baptist Church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. O. L. Michells, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Margaret Adams, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Walter C. Nennsteil and Mrs. J. H. Brink; two sons, Harry R. and William H. Shively; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

The following information was taken from the Kentucky death records. Sue Shively Hollis was born 7-Nov-1863 and died 12-Mar-1938.  The following was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Sunday, March 13, 1938, Page 10, Column 3:
Mrs. Sue S. Hollis
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Shively Hollis, 74, who died at 3:08 a.m. Saturday at her home, 1506 Berry Blvd., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lee Cralle Funeral Home, 1330 S. 3d.  Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Portman and Mrs. Maggie Phillips, and a brother, Harry Shively.

Sadie Shively Portman was born 7-June-1866 in Shively, Jefferson County, KY and died 12-Apr-1949.  She was married to Frank P. Portman.  The following was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Wednesday, April 13, 1949, Page 12, Column 2:
Mrs. Sadie Portman
Mrs. Sadie Portman, 82, wife of Frank B. Portman, a retired member of the City Police Department, died at 11:50 a.m. yesterday at Virginia Avenue Convalescent Home.  She lived at 842 S. 36th.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph E. Smart; a brother, Harry Shively; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Dougherty's Shawnee Chapel.  Burial will be in Portland Cemetery.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thomas P. Shively And Nora Welsh Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky

Kentucky Death Certificate
Thomas P. Shively was born 1-December-1857 and died 23-May-1927 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  He was married to Nora Welsh on 29-January-1884 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Joseph Patrick and Winifred Welsh.  Nora Welsh was born 1-August-1867 and died 10-June-1941.  She is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  

Listed on the 1900 Jefferson County, Kentucky census is the household of Thos P Shively born Dec-1857, age 42; wife Nora T born Aug-1867, age 32; son John P born Feb-1885, age 15; son Wm H born Dec-1886, age 13; Thos C born Oct-1890, age 9; son Emmet B born Aug-1892, age 7; son Joshua C born Oct-1894, age 5; and son Hewitt born Oct-1896, age 3.  Listed on the 1920 Jefferson County, Kentucky census is the household of Thomas P Shively age 62, wife Nora T age 52, son Camp age 28, son Emmett age 25, son Seeger age 23, son Hewitt age 20, daughter Mary L age16, son Paul age 13, and granddaughter Emily age 3 years and 6 months.

The following newspaper article was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday May 25, 1927, Page 22, Column 4:
SHIVELY--Monday, May 23, 1927, at 10:20 p.m., Thomas P. Shively, beloved husband of Nora Shively (nee Welsh), at the residence, 4002 Southern Parkway. Notice of funeral later.

This article was found in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 11, 1941, Page 22, Column 6:
SHIVELY--Nora, at the residence, 4623 S. 3rd St., Tuesday, June 10, 1941, at 7:30 a.m., beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Shively; devoted mother of Mrs. R. J. Fortenbach, Mrs. R. R. Reutlinger, Camp, Paul, Hewett and William Shively; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral Thursday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m., from the residence and at Holy Name Church at 10 a.m.  St Ann's Society will meet at the residence, Wednesday, June 11, at 3:30 to recite the rosary.  Holy Name Society will meet Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. to recite the rosary.

Located in the Kentucky Irish American, Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday, February 16, 1901, Page 2, Column 3 was the following:
The funeral of Mrs. Winifred Welsh, who died Sunday at the home of her son-in-law, Thomas Shively, 3223 Third street, took place Tuesday morning from St. Aloysius' church.  The deceased was the widow of the late Patrick Walsh, and was well known and highly respected for her many Christian virtues by the residents of the East End.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Loren Stanton Shively And Katherine Medley In Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Missouri Death Certificate
Loren Stanton Shively was born 29-July-1881 in Edwardsport, Knox County, IN and died 16-April-1956 in Cape Girardeau County, MO. He was the son of Benjamin Shively and Rebecca Hoover.  Loren Stanton (L. S.) Shively was a conductor for the Frisco Railroad. He was married to Katherine Medley.

News articles were extracted from Missouri newspapers as follows:
The Weekly Tribune, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, June 25, 1916, Page 3, Column 6: Mrs. Loren Shively of St. Louis   arrived in this city yesterday, where she will spend several days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Medley, and other relatives and friends.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, November 4, 1915, Page 6, Column 3:
Mrs. L. S. Shively of St. Louis has been visiting in this city for the past several days. Mr. and Mrs. Shively were citizens of this city several years ago, and now Mr. Shively has a run out of this city and they will move again to Hayti.  We welcome them as citizens again.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, April 24, 1919, Page 6, Column 6:
The Caruthersville postmaster, Mrs. Gertrude McElvain, paid the Hayti postmaster, Mrs. C. S. York, a social call Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. McElvain came over with her cousin, Mrs. L. S. Shively of this place who had gone over to the river city in her car.  Mrs. McElvain is the widow of the late Will McElvain, deceased, and has made and is making the best postmaster Caruthersville has had in a long time, according to the way the postmaster here speaks about her service, and we are sure she speaks with understanding since much of the financial business of this office is now transacted through the Caruthersville office, that being the Central Accounting Office of Pemiscot county, a new innovation introduced by the Burleson regimen, among the other good, bad and indifferent changes that have been made.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, July 10, 1919, Page 6, Column 4:
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Shively and son, Edward, will leave tomorrow morning for Bicknell, Ind., making the trip in their automobile.  Mr. Shively will remain there only a short time, it being necessary for him to return to his Cape-Poplar Bluff run as conductor for the Frisco.  Mrs. Shively and son will remain there, later driving through northern Indiana, Michigan, and through the territory surrounding the Great Lakes.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, September 11, 1919, Page 5, Column 5:
Mrs. L. S. Shively and son, Edward, who have spent the last seven or eight weeks along the shores of the Great Lakes and visiting relatives and friends in Michigan and Indiana, returned home Sunday.  She reports having an excellent summer vacation.  She made the trip by automobile.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

William H Shively And Wife, Margaret Jones, Who Lived In Jefferson Co., KY

Shively Cemetery (June 2006)
William H. Shively was born Jan-1830 and died 19-Jan-1906. He was married on 15-Nov-1853 in Jefferson County to Margaret J. Jones. Margaret was born 29-Sep-1830 and died 16-Jul-1912.  Margaret was the daughter of Stephen Jones and Elizabeth French.  
Listed on the 1860 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of Wm H Shively age 30, wife Margaret age 29, daughter Maria age 5, daughter Maggie age 3, son Stephen age 2, and daughter Mary age 6 months.  On the 1870 Shiveleys Precinct, Jefferson County, KY is the household of Wm Shiveley age 39, wife Margaret age 39, daughter Maria age 15, daughter Margaret age 13, daughter Ella age 10, son Harry age 8, daughter Susan age 6, and daughter Sadie age 4.  On the 1880 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of William Shively age 50, wife Margaret age 49, son Harry age 18, daughter Susan age 16, and daughter Katy L age 14.  On the 1900 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of William H Shively born Jan-1830 age 40, wife Margaret born Sep-1830 age 69, daughter Susan A born Nov-1863 age 36 and grandson Harry R Short born Jan-1885 age 15.  
Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Saturday, January 20, 1906, Page 12, Column 1:
W. H. Shively Dead
Poor Health During Past Year Ends In Death
Well-Known and Popular Man - Had Celebrated Fifty-second
Anniversary of Wedding
William H. Shively, at one time a deputy sheriff of Jefferson county, died at 1:10 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 2121 West Madison street.  He was seventy-six years of age, and had been in poor health for more than a year.  He had been confined to his bed but two days.
Mr. Shively was a member of a pioneer Kentucky family.  He was born near the forks of the Seventh street road, three miles from Louisville.  He was a stanch Democrat, and served as deputy sheriff of Jefferson county for twenty years.  He took an active interest in politics from the time he was old enough to vote.
On November 15, Mr. and Mrs. Shively celebrated the fifty-second anniversary of their marriage.  Mrs. Shively was Miss Margaret Jones.  Besides his wife, Mr. Shively is survived by three daughters and a son, Harry Shively, who lives at the old family homestead.  Former Magistrate J. P. Shively is a brother of Mr. Shively.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Mill Creek church on the Seventh street road Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The Rev. J. S. Scobee, assisted by the Rev. P. G. Thogmorton, will officiate.  The burial will be in the cemetery at Shively, Ky.

The following was found in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Wednesday, July 17, 1912, Page 5, Column 5:
Mrs. Margaret J. Shively
Mrs. Margaret J. Shively, widow of W. H. Shively, after whom Shively Station in Jefferson county was named, died at noon yesterday at the home of her son-in-law, Capt. Frank Portman, 2117 West Madison street, at the age of 82.  Two years ago Mrs. Shively suffered a fracture of her hip, and she had almost recovered from this injury when she had a stroke of apoplexy eight months ago.  She never recovered fully from that attack.
Mrs. Shively's parents came from Wales and settled in what was known as the Pond settlement.  Many relatives of the deceased live in all parts of the State, and she was widely known in Jefferson county.  She is survived by four children, Mrs. Portman, Mrs. Sam T. Phillips, Mrs. Sue Alsop and Harry Shively. A number of grandchildren, among them the Rev. H. R. Short, and several great-grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock to-morrow morning at the Millcreek church, and interment will be in the family burial place in Shively.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Shelton Shively And Shively Shelton Who Have Kentucky Ancestors

Birth Certificate Shelton Shively
Shelton Shively was born on 11-October-1928 in Perry County, KY.  He was the son of John W. Shively and Mary  Flory.  John W. Shively was born on 9-June-1882 in Knox County, KY and died 14-February-1959 in London, Laurel County, KY.  John W. Shively was the son of Samuel J. Shively and Nancy Ellen Shelton.  Nancy Ellen Shelton was born 23-February-1873 in Barbourville, Knox County, KY and died on 27-March-1924 in Wyatt, Mississippi County, Missouri.  On the Missouri death certificate Nancy Ellen Shelton Shively the daughter of Joshua Faulkner and Margaret Shelton.   Margaret Shelton was the daughter of Madison Shelton and Elsie Holsie.   
Nancy Ellen Shelton Shively Death Certificate
On the 1870 Knox County, KY census record Joshua Faulkner is listed as household number 7 and the family of Madison Shelton is listed as household Number 8.  On the 1880 Knox County, KY census Joshua Faulkner age 32 is listed in the household of his father, Thomas Faulkner, and Joshua is listed with wife Nancy age 22 and son Charles age 2 months.  On the 1880 Knox County, KY census is the household of Margarette Shelton age 37, daughter Nancy E. age 10 and Samuel T. age 3.  
The Kentucky death certificate for Tilden Shelton lists his date of birth as 18-February-1877 Knox County, KY and date of death as 19-November-1920.  His parents are listed as Josh Faulkner and Marguarit Shelton.  The informant for the information on the death certificate is listed as Shively Shelton.  
Shively Drew Shelton Death Certificate
Per the Kentucky death certificate Shively Shelton was the son of Tilden Shelton and Carrey West. The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Mountain Advocate, Barbourville, Knox County, KY, Friday, June 30, 1922,  Page 1, Column 2:
Shivley Shelton, formerly of the Knox Grocery Co., died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Shelton, at Swan Pond, on Wednesday morning from typhoid fever. Deceased was a worthy young man and his death will be deeply felt by a large number of friends and acquaintances.  The funeral was held Thursday at 10 a.m.

The following newspaper obituary for Joshua Tye Faulkner was extracted from the Mountain Advocate, Barbourville, Knox County, KY, Friday, July 14, 1916:
Mr. Joshua Tye Faulkner was born in Knox county, Kentucky, on November, 10, 1847, near the place where he was buried last Monday.  He had a paralytic stroke on last Thursday, and on Saturday, July 7th, the summons came that called him to the beyond.  Mr. Faulkner was a good citizen, he was a man that attended to his own business, he was a member of the Methodist church and had been a member since he was a small boy.  He was on of the oldest members of Mountain Lodge No. 187, Free and Accepted Mason, having been ignited in the year of 1870.  His funeral was conducted last Sunday afternoon by Rev. Williams assisted by Rev. J. W. Ligon and the interment was Monday morning.
He leaves a wife and six children, four sons and two daughters, and two brothers.  He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him which was evidenced by the large concourse of people who attended the funeral Sunday afternoon.  He leaves a host of friends and other relatives to mourn their loss.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Robert W Shively And Wife, Rosalie M Rice, From Taylor County, KY To Mississippi County, MO

Robert W Shively/Rosella Rice
Robert W Shively was born 8-Jan-1826 and died 18-Aug-1903 in Mississippi Co., MO.  Robert was the son of John B Shively and Sarah Heaverin.  Robert married Rosalie M Rice on 6-Feb-1848 in Green Co., KY.  Rosalie (Rosella) was born 11-Mar-1834 and died 18-Dec-1897 in Mississippi Co., MO.  She was the daughter of John Rice and Mary Ann Newton.  

Robert and Rosalie Shively are found on the 1850, 1860, and 1880 Taylor Co., KY census.  Robert is listed on the 1900 Mississippi Co., MO census.   It is believed they were living in Taylor Co., KY in 1870 but no census record for the family has been found.  From the Missouri death certificate for daughter, Margaret Shively Raffety Vowels her birthplace  in approximately 1871 was Spurlington, Taylor Co., KY.  From the Missouri death certificate for daughter, Rosa Shively her birthplace on 17-Feb-1872 was Taylor Co., KY.   

It is believed that Robert W and Rosalie M Shively were the parents of at least the following children:  1) Thomas Ann (a female) born 23-Mar-1849  2) John Anderson born 27-Apr-1851 died 15-Jul-1901 married 1st Mrs. Frances Chambers and married 2nd Martha Ann Wyatt  3) Thrisie Jane born 1854   4) Sarah (Emma) Magdalene born 4-Jul-1856 died 10-Apr-1936 married Richard D. Wise  5) Mary V born 1-Nov-1858  6) David R born 1861  7) Samuel Joseph born 30-Jan-1866 and died 27-Jan-1951 in London, Laurel Co., KY married 1st to Nancy Ellen Shelton and married second to Marinda Lawson Meredith Taylor  8)Margaret Ann born 11-Oct-1870 died 27-Apr-1929 married 1st to Thomas Raffety and 2nd to George H Vowels  9) Rosialli (Rosa) born 19-Feb-1872 and died 29-Apr-1936 in Wyatt, Mississippi Co., MO and 10) Henry Rice born 18-Mar-1874 from family history in Kansas and died 11-Nov-1958 Shelby Co., MO married to Thresey Margaret Thompson on 4-Apr-1899 in Shelby Co., MO.

Land deeds in Taylor County, KY indicate that Robert W and Rosalie Shively had sold their land holdings in KY 1868.  In Taylor County, KY Deed Book 10, Page 287 dated February 1879 John Rice of the first part and R W Shively and Rosallie Shively, his wife, of the second part all of Taylor County are given 200 acres for the "natural love and affection John Rice has for the parties of the second part".  From the Missouri death records for daughters born about 1871 and 1872 it is believed that they were in KY.  From the Missouri death record for son Henry Rice Shively his birthplace in 1874 is listed as Kansas.

Robert W. Shively and wife, Rosalie M., are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO.

Help is requested in locating the family of Robert and Rosalie Shively in 1870.  It is believed they were in the area of Spurlington, Taylor Co., KY but the census record has not been located.  

There are many good original documents for the family of Robert W and Rosalie M Shively.  Above is the Kentucky death certificate for son, Samuel Joseph Shively.