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 30, 2015

Daniel Webster Shively And Henry Ambrose Shively, Sons Of Ambrose Shively And Margaret Jane Dubbs

Ambrose Shively/Margaret Jane Dubbs Marriage Certificate
Ambrose Shively and Margaret Jane Dubbs were married in Wood County, Ohio on 5-Apr-1855.  Listed on the 1870 Sadorus Township, Champaign County, IL census is the household of Ambrose Shively, wife Jane, daughter Martha, son Daniel W, and son Henry.  The following article concerns the death of Ambrose Shively who died in Champaign County, IL in July of 1884. The article was extracted from the Bloomington (IL) Weekly Leader, Thursday July 31, 1884, Page 2, Column 5:
Killed By Lightning
MAHOMET, Ill., July 28--During the storm this afternoon lightning struck and killed A. M. Shively, a prominent and highly esteemed farmer living two miles south of this place, while in the hay field, slightly shocking Oscar Wright and his hired hand, but these latter soon rallied.  Mr. Shively leaves an estimable wife and several grown up children.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and will be buried by the order.

From the Illinois Death Records it is known that Daniel Webster Shively was born 6-Jan-1858 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio.  He died on 19-Dec-1927 in Champaign County, IL. He was married to Minerva Watts.  The following information was located in The Pantograph (Bloomington, IL), Thursday, December 22, 1927, Page 2, Column 4:
Daniel Webster Shively
(Special to The Daily Pantograph)
URBANA, Dec. 22--Funeral services for Daniel Webster Shively were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of the Rev. B. M. Petty. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave in Riverside cemetery, where burial was made.
Mr. Shively died at 10 o'clock Monday night.  He was born Jan. 6, 1858, in Bowling Green, O., and came to Illinois with his parents in 1865, first locating at Ivesdale. He was married in 1884 to Miss Minerva Watts, of Ivesdale, and they came to Mahomet in 1898 to make their home.
Surviving Mr. Shively are his widow and three children, Frank R. and Mrs. Estella Know, Mahomet, and Mrs. C. J. Wegeng, 1105 West Washington street, Champaign.  H. A. Shively, 41 West White street, Champaign, is a brother.  A sister, Mattie Shively, died Fe. 22, 1919.  There are five surviving grandchildren.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Modern Woodmen and Masonic fraternities and of the Methodist Episcopal church.

From the Illinois Death Records it is known that Henry Ambrose Shively was born 21-Nov-1859 in Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio.  He died on 26-Sep-1938 in Champaing County, IL.  He was married to Marjorie Mott.  Additional information on Henry A. Shively was located in the History Of the Board Of Trade Of The City Of Chicago, Edited by Charles H Taylor, In Three Volumes, Illustrated, Volume III, Chicago, Robert O. Law Company, 1917, pages 294-295:
HENRY A. SHIVELY - At this juncture is given merited recognition to one of the representative non-resident members of the Board of Trade, on the rolls of which his name has been recorded since 1908.  He is known as one of the large grain operators of central Illinois and maintains his residence and business headquarters in the city of Champaign, judicial center and metropolis of the county of the same name, where he is executive head of the extensive, well known and influential grain firm of H. A. Shively & Company, which not only controls a large grain business but also maintains a number of well equipped elevators in the central part of the state. Mr. Shively is a scion of one of the old and prominent families of the Buckeye state and was born in Wood county, Ohio, on the 21st of November, 1859, a son of Ambrose and Jane (Dudds) Shively.  The father was born in Ohio and became one of the substantial farmers and honored citizens of Wood county.  In 1865 he came to Champaign County, Illinois, residing there until his death in the year 1884, his widow surviving him by a number of years and their children having been three in number.  Henry A. Shively acquired his youthful education in the public schools of Illinois and as a young man he learned the trade of telegraphy.  As an expert operator he served as train dispatcher on various railroads, and he continued to be thus engaged until 1884.  His ambition led him into a broader and more independent field of endeavor and in 1887 he identified himself with the grain business, of which he has continued a resourceful and successful exponent during the long intervening period of thirty years,--a period marked by vigorous and resourceful application on his part and also by cumulative success.  As a liberal and progressive citizen Mr. Shively takes lively interest in community affairs in his home city and though he has never desired political preferment he gives staunch support to the Republican party.  He is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the Modern Woodmen of America, and both he and his wife are active members of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Champaign, in which city their attractive home is at 411 West White street.  In 1890 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Shively to Miss Marjorie Mott, a daughter of Henry Mott, of Athens, Illinois, and the four children of this union are Jerome D., Jeane, Richard, and Henry A., Jr.

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