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, January 2, 2015

Alonzo W. "Leon" Shively And Wife Daisy Wrightman Who Lived In Elkhart County, Indiana

The following holiday family reunion was extracted from The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN, Saturday Evening, December 26, 1914, Page 5, Column 3:
Wrightsman Family Reunion
A reunion of the Wrightsman family was held at the residence of Roy Wrightsman on Lane avenue on Christmas day, and a bounteous dinner of food things was served to the following:  Mr and Mrs. Leon Shively and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Keyser and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, of Plymouth, Ind., Mrs. Mary Depore and son, of Ligonier, Ind., Mrs. David Wrightsman, Miss Ethel Wrightsman and Mrs. A. N. Chamberlain, of Elkhart, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Keim and family, of Elkhart.  The house and table were beautifully decorated and a Christmas tree was provided for the little folks.  Music was furnished by Chester Shively.  The party broke up at 11 o'clock, with every one present feeling that the day and been very pleasantly spent.

With the title of the article mentioning this was a family reunion some time was spent searching the genealogy of the parties mentioned in the article.  Roy Wrightsman was the host and his wife was Pearle Keim.  "Leon" Shively was a nickname for Alonzo W. Shively who married Daisy Wrightsman.  Daisy Wrightsman was a sister to Roy Wrightsman. Mr. A. J. Keyser married Jessie Wrightsman.  Jessie Wrightsman was a sister to Roy Wrightsman and Daisy Wrightsman.  Mr. Charles Wrightsman was a brother to David Wrightsman.  David Wrightsman was the father of Roy, Daisy, Jessie and Ethel Wrightsman.  Mrs Mary Depore was the grandmother of Pearle Keim Wrightsman.  Mrs. David Wrightsman was the mother of Roy, Daisy, Jessie and Ethel Wrightsman.  A family connection could not be found for Mrs. A. N. Chamberlain.  Mr. and Mrs. Ira A. Keim were the parents of Roy Wrightsman wife, Mrs. Pearle Keim.  Chester Shively was the son of Alonzo and Daisy Shively.

Roy Wrightsman and Pearl Grace Keim were married in Elkhart County, IN in April 1910.  From the marriage certificate it is listed that Roy Wrightsman was born 20-June-1891 son of David C. Wrightsman and Della Campbell.  Pearl Grace Keim was born 2-October-1891 daughter of I A. Keim and Nellie Inks.  

Alonzo W. Shively was the son of Jonas Shively and Esther (Hester) Ann Miller. Jonas Shively was the son of Isaac and Susanna Shively.   On the 1900 Elkhart County, IN census is the household of Alonzo and Daisy Shively and twins Chester R and Ester M being born in February 1900.  In 1900 the occupation of Alonzo Shively was listed as clothier.
Located in The Elkhart Review, Saturday, July 15, 1899, Page 3, Columns 6-7:
Mr. Alonzo W. Shively and Miss Daisy Wrightsman were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Wrighstman, No. 307 Lincoln street, at 8 o'clock last evening, by the Rev. Mr. Parks.  Mr. Shively is one of Elkhart's energetic young businessmen, and Miss Wrightsman is a young lady of exceptional ability.  The Imperial Orchestra furnished the music and played the wedding march.  The music was highly appreciated.  The wedding party stood under an arch of smilax and roses.  Miss Ethel Wrightsman and Mr. Alton Winey acted as attendants, and Miss Jessie Wrightsman bore the ring.  After congratulations the guests were escorted to the dining rooms, where, on tables decorated with smilax and roses, a fine repast was served.  A large number of guests were present, and many fine presents were given the contracting parties.  Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stutsman, of Goshen, Mr. and Mrs. John Berhns, of Plymouth, Miss Grace Wrightsman and Miss Bessie, of Plymouth.  They were also favored with a violin solo by Miss Hazel Welch, of Chicago.

Albert James Keyser and Jessie Wrightsman were married in Elkhart County, IN on 25-May-1908.  

Listed on the 1900 Noble County, IN, city of Ligonier census is the household of Mary Depore born Mar-1853, son Georgia born Apr-1883, son Adam born Jan-1886, daughter Mrs. Ira Keim born Feb-1874, granddaughter Pearle born Oct-1891, grandson Alvin born June-1893 and grandson Kenneth born Oct-1896.  

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Elkhart Truth, Wednesday Evening, January 28, 1920, Page 2, Column 4:
Ira Addison Dies Of Typhoid Pneumonia
Ira Addison Keim of 805 McDonald street, age 51 years, died at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon from typhoid pneumonia after an illness of 10 days, the illness having begun with an attack of influenza.
Mr. Keim was born in Millersburg, this county, on February 5, 1868, and had lived in Elkhart 12 years, following the occupation of a carpenter a greater portion of the time.  He was a member of the Carepenters' union, of the BenHurs and of the Modern Woodsmen of America.
Surviving Mr. Keim are his wife, Nellie; two sons, Alvin Keim of Cleveland, O., and Kenneth Keim of this city; a daughter, Mrs. Roy Wrightsman of this city; two grandchildren; two brothers, John Keim of Millersburg and Levi Keim of Kansas City, Kans., and three sisters, Mrs. James Cooper of Millersburg, Mrs. H. Poyser of Topeka, Kans., and Miss Frances Keim of Chicago. 
The funeral arrangements have not been made.  

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