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, February 28, 2015

Israel Shively And Wife, Syntha (Cynthia) Ann Brooks, From Ashland County, Ohio To Miami County, Indiana

Israel Shively Marriage, Richland Co., OH 1841
Descendants of Israel Shively who lived in Ashland County, OH and Miami County, IN expressed interest in his lineage this past week.  Israel was the son of John Shively (1800-1873) and Margaret Risinger (Bisinger) (1802-1887).  The family is searching for a document that might prove that Israel was the son of John and Margaret.  Israel died before his father, John, died and John did not leave a will. If other Shively researchers have done work in Miami County, IN and have a deed or church record that might help establish the relationship between John and Israel Shively please add a comment to this blog.

Israel Shively was married to Syntha (Sintha, Cyntha, Cynthia) Ann Brooks in Richland County, OH on 9-Sep-1841.  Israel Shively was already married by 1850 which is the first year that all members of a household were listed.  On the 1850 Ashland County, OH census John Shiveley is listed and the next household is the family of Israel Shiveley. (Note:  John 
1850 Ashland County Ohio Census Record
Shiveley was listed on the previous page as head of household and this page starts with his wife and family).  By 1860 the families have moved to Miami County, IN. On the 1860 Jefferson Township is the family of Isreal Shively age 39, wife Cynthia age 27, son Phillip age 17, son Alfred age 15, daughter Margaret age 12, son Martin age 8, daughter Mary J age 5, son Manuel age 3, son Alonzo age 8 months, Mary J Shively age 23 assisting with house work (sister to Israel), Emmaline Bemer age 18 helping with housework, and Buels Daniels age 60. Two more sons were born to Israel and Syntha.  They were William H Shively born 19-May-1862 and James Grant Shively born 1866.

From various records the following information was found regarding the family of Israel Shively.  On the web site Find A Grave a picture of the pieces of the tombstone for Syntha A Shively was shown.  She is buried in the Chittick Cemetery, Miami County, IN (born 11-Jan-1824 and died 11-May-1890).   Their eldest son, Phillip Shively (1842-1865) is also buried in the Chittick Cemetery.

Alfred Shively was born 23-Sep-1844 and died 11-May-1935, buried in Galveston Cemetery.  He was married on 31-Dec-1865 to Amanda Stickler.  Extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, (Kokomo, IN), Monday, May 13, 1935, Page 2, Column 3:
Waupecong Man Dies
Alfred Shively Succumbs At Advanced Age: Funeral Rites Tuesday
Bunker Hill, Ind., May 12--(Tribune Special)--Alfred Shively, 90, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home in Waupecong.
He was born Sept. 23, 1844, in Ohio, being one of nine children of Israel and Cynthia Shively.  When a small boy he moved with his parents to Illinois where they lived for a short time and then moved one-half mile south of Waupecong, where the deceased spent practically his entire life.  Dec. 31, 1865, he was married to Amanda Stickler.  Eleven children were born to them, four daughters having preceded him in death.
Surviving children are: Archie Shively, 2405 North Union street, Kokomo; Jesse, South Bend; Walter and Pearl, Waupecong; Frank, R.F.D. No. 6, Peru; Lawrence, Waupecong; Mrs. Eva Oldfather, R.F.D. No. 1, Galveston.
He is survived also by one brother, William of McGrawsville, twenty-six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mr. Shively enlisted in the union army during the Civil war and served until the end of the war as a private.  He was in Company K, 155th Indiana Regiment infantry.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church in Waupecong with the Rev. Thomas Shively of Nead officiating.  Burial will follow in Galveston cemetery.  The body was taken to the Wayne Ladd funeral home in Miami to be prepared for burial and was returned to the home Sunday night.
The Daughters of the Union Veterans of Peru will have charge of the services at the church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Kokomo will conduct full military funeral rites at the cemetery with a grandson, Claud Shively of Kokomo in charge.
Mr. Shively was a member of the G. A. R. post at Peru.

The newspaper obituary for William H. Shively was extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, Wednesday, December 28, 1955, Page 2, Column 3:
William H. Shively
AMBOY (Tribune Area Special) -- William H. Shively, 93, lifelong resident of McGrawsville community, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He had been ill with heart trouble for three weeks.
Mr. Shively was born in Clay Township, Miami County, May 19, 1962, the son of Israel and Cynthia (Brooks) Shively, was was the last survivor of a family of 10 children.
He was married Sept. 4, 1892 to Alice Jenkins.  She lost her life in a train accident in 1919.
He was a carpenter throughout his active years and was a member of the McGrawsville Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Merle Powell, Bunker Hill R. R. 1; Mrs. Grace Christner and Mrs. Dorothy Glassburn, Amboy R. R. 1; Oscar Shively, Kokomo R. R. 3 and Raymond Shively, Bunker Hill R. R. 1.  There are 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
The body is at the Laird Funeral Home, Amboy where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. CST Friday, the Rev. Jesse Byrd of the McGrawsville Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday until the hour of the service.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Family Of Samuel Shively And Elizabeth Neal From Columbiana County, Ohio

Samuel Shively/Elizabeth Neal Marriage

Samuel Shively was born ca 1837 and died 27-May-1897.  He was the son of George Shively and Mary Dickey. Samuel was married on 3-April-1862 in Columbiana County, Ohio to Elizabeth Neal.  Elizabeth was born on 9-March-1839 and died 26-March-1915.  Samuel and Elizabeth Shively are buried in Moultrie Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio.

Located in the 1870 West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio census is the family of Samuel Shively age 32, wife Elizabeth age 31, daughter Alpha age 7, daughter Mary age 5, son George age 2, and a daughter age 1.  On the 1880 West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio census is Samuel Shively age 43, daughter Elizabeth age 41, daughter Alpha J age 17, son George E age 12, son John H age 10, son Marion L age 6.  

Alpha Jane Shively Foulks was born 30-Jan-1863, Moultrie, Columbiana County OH and died 8-Oct-1922. Extracted from The Canton Daily News, Wednesday Evening, October 18, 1922, Page 6, Column 1:
Mrs. Alpha Foulks
Mrs. Alpha Shively Foulks, widow of William J. Foulks died at her home in Cleveland Sunday October 8th, of heart trouble.  She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shiveley and was born and raised near Moultrie, Ohio.  She was 59 years of age and was the mother of eight children, five of whom survive their mother.  She is also survived by four brothers and a host of friends and neighbors who sadly mourn her demise.  Funeral which was largely attended was held Wednesday at the Moultrie chapel.   Rev. Byler, of the Church of the Brethren of which she was a member officiated.  Burial was made in the Moultrie cemetery.

George E. Shively was born 6-Dec-1867 Moultrie, Columbiana County, OH and died 11-Nov-1930.  Extracted from The Daily Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1928, Page 14, Column 2:
Hold Shively Rites Friday
Vet N. O. P. Employe Dies Yesterday
Funeral for George E. Shively, 63, employe of the N. O. P. & L. Company for nineteen years and a teacher in Tuscarawas county schools for eighteen years prior to his train service, who died at 10 a.m. yesterday at his home on the Uhrichsville paved road, four and a half  miles east of this city, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the family residence.  Burial will be made in East Avenue cemetery, this city, by the Linn-Hert company.  Mr. Shively never recovered from the effects of paralysis with which he was stricken last December.
Mr. Shively was one of the best known conductors of the N. O. P. & L. Company. He remained in the service of the traction company after the car service was abandoned on the Massillon-Uhrcchsville division in May and June, 1929.
He was born Dec. 6, 1867, in West township, Columbiana county, a son of Samuel S. and Elizabeth E. Shively.  He received his normal school training at Ohio Northern University at Ada.  Mr. Shively was married May 25, 1893, to Nannie F. Ohler.
Mr. Shively entered the service of the N. O. P. & L. Company in  1900.  He was a devoted member of the M. E. church at Middle and was superintendent of the church's Sunday school, and a teacher of the Brotherhood class. He also was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Nannie Daisy Ley, Canton; Miss Martha Earline Shively, Lakewood, and Mrs. Marjorie Elizabeth Blacks, New Philadelphia, and three brothers, John, James and Marion Shively, all of Cleveland.

John H. Shively was born 22-Nov-1870 Moultrie, Columbiana County, OH and died 16-Apr-1936 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH.  

Marion L. Shively was born August-1874 Moultrie Columbiana County, OH and died 28-Feb-1948.  Located in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, February 29, 1948, Page 21A, Column 2:
Marion L. Shively
A veteran for more than a quarter century in the post office here, Marion L. Shively will be buried in his native Moultrie, O., after services at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Rinear-Lambert funeral home, 13138 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland.  He was 73.
Mr. Shively died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Herman, Grove Avenue, Mentor.  He taught school in the Canton area for some years before he entered the postal service.  On his retirement 17 years ago he was foreman in the main office here.
Surviving him are his wife, Lulu,  and four daughters, Mrs. Byrd Reynolds, Mrs. Ruth H. Spohn, Mrs. Bryda Kohl and Mrs. Herman.

James C. Shively was born 1881 and died 31-Dec-1944 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Joseph Warren Shively From Portage County, Ohio

In doing research for this week's blog and trying to find an article related to Valentine's Day the subject will be Joseph Warren (J. W.) Shively.  J. W. Shively passed away in Washington, D. C. on 14-February-1897.  Joseph Warren Shively was the subject of this blog on 30-April-2011.

Extracted from The Cleveland Leader, Monday Morning, February 15, 1897, Page 1, Column 2:
Kent Man Dies At Washington
Kent, O., February 14 --  Dr. J. W. Shively, of Kent, died in Washington, D.C., today.  He was connected with the Pension Department.   Dr. Shively was a director of the Kent National Bank and was a well-known gentleman.  The remains will be brought here for burial Tuesday.

Additional information regarding J. W. Shively was located in The Cleveland Leader, Thursday Morning, November 23, 1876, Page 3, Column 2:
Dr. J. W. Shively, who for the past ten years has been a resident of this place and who has enjoyed a very extensive practice, is about to open an office in Harkness Block, corner of Euclid and Wilson avenue, Cleveland, and locate permanently in that city.  The doctor's many friends will regret to learn of this move, and yet all will join with us in hoping that he will soon realize a remunerative practice in his new and broader field of labor. --Kent Bulletin

Joseph Warren Shively and wife are buried in the Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, Portage County, Ohio.  Joseph Warren Shively was born on 24-September-1833 and died 14-February-1897.  His wife, Amelia Kent, was born 26-September-1837 and died 13-June-1912.

Friday, February 6, 2015

William Orville Shively And Wife, Grace Elizabeth Cook, Who Lived In Scioto County, Ohio

William Orville Shively was born on 21-July-1873 and died 16-January-1925 in Rushtown, Scioto County, Ohio.   He was married to Grace Elizabeth Cook, daughter of Phillip Cook and Mahala Dawson.  Grace was born 28-July-1874 and died in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio on 28-March-1946. William Orville Shively was the son of John C Shively (born 13-Feb-1839, died 25-February-1910) and Margaret Young.  John C Shively was the son of John Shively and Jane Hazelbaker.

On the 1870 Rush Township, Scioto County, Ohio census is the family of John C Shively age 31, wife Margaret age 31, son Gilbert C age 4, son Henry F age 1, daughter Mary Jane age 8 months, and farm laborer Richard H Young age 24.  On the 1880 Rush Township, Scioto County, Ohio census is the household of John C. Shively age 42 occupation stone mason, wife Margaret age 38, son G C age 13, son Francis H age 11, daughter Mary Jane age 10, son William O age 7, son John C Jun. age 5, and son Charles E age 1.  

The following newspaper obituary for William O. Shively was extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, January 17, 1925, Page 11, Column 5:
William O. Shively
William O. Shively, 52, who until January 1 was a commissioner in Scioto county, which office he had filled most acceptably for six years, passed away very suddenly late Friday afternoon at this home near Rushtown, West Side.  His death followed a two days illness with pneumonia.  Only a few of his legion of friends were aware of his illness, and the announcement his sudden demise came as a shock to them. While Mr. Shively had not been in the best of health for the past year, he was able to look after his business affairs and was around as usual until he developed pneumonia.
Active in politics and always a loyal republican Mr. Shively was known from one end of the county to the other and also possessed a wide acquaintanceship in neighboring counties and among road and construction men all over this section of the state.
Born on Duck Run, a short distance from the home in which he died, Mr. Shively was brought up in this county and in early manhood served his apprenticeship as a stone mason, becoming adept at this trade.  With the advent of concrete and the surplanting of  stone by the new material in many phases of construction Mr. Shively became associated with this form of building and for many years was a road contract superintendent for E. G. Nave & Company.
Mr. Shively served two terms on the Board of Commissioners of the Scioto county, and had only recently retired to private life.  He had sold his farm and planned on moving to Nauvoo on Monday of next week.
Surviving are the widow and two children:  Edgar and Bucinh; and three brothers, Charles E, Frank and Clint.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two-thirty, from the Bethany Baptist church, Rushtown, with the pastor in charge.

Newspaper obituaries for brothers and sister of William O. Shively were located while searching for genealogy information.  Located in The Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, November 21, 1932, Page 6, Column 8:
Gilbert Clinton Shively
Gilbert Clinton Shively, 67, of Duck run, died in Portsmouth General hospital Monday at 8:30 a.m. of heart trouble following an illness of five weeks duration.  He was admitted to the hospital as a medical patient about a month ago.
Mr. Shively was a civil engineer and had been employed by the N. & W. railroad, Fowlne Bros., and S. Monroe and Son, contractors.  His last position was the the state highway department as a bridge inspector.  He was a brother of Orville Shively, county commissioner at one time, who died about four years ago.
Mr. Shively is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mathilda Shively, and following children: Mrs. Clif Murfin of Third street, Mrs. Orville Phillips of Ninth street, Mrs. Florence Tame of Fourth street, Miss Myrtle Shively of New York city, Ralph Shively of Rushtown, Charles Shively of Columbus and one brother, Charles, also of Columbus.
The body was removed to the Melcher funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

The sister of William Orville Shively was Mary Jane Shively Taylor.  The following information was located in The Portsmouth Times, Saturday, April 16, 1910, Page 8, Column 4:
Mrs. Newton Taylor died April 5, after a short illness of pneumonia.  She was 40 years old and is survived by husband, four children, and five brothers viz, Clinton, Orville, Frank, Crate and Charles Shively.  Burial was at Rushtown cemetery April 6.

More information on Mary Jane Shively Taylor was found in The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, April 9, 1910, Page 9, Column 7:
Is Dead Of Pneumonia
Mary J., beloved wife of J. N. Taylor, died Tuesday at her home at Owensville on the Duck Run, one mile from Rushtown from pneumonia which followed an illness with the grip.  She was about 40 years of age anther maiden name was Mary J. Shively and was born and reared at Rushtown being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Shively.  Her father died a short time ago.  She was a good woman and her death is universally regretted by all who knew her.  She is survived by her husband and four children, the youngest being four years old.
Funeral was held Wednesday from the Rushtown M. E. church following with burial in the cemetery nearby.

A brother to William Orville Shively was John Crayton Shively.  His newspaper obituary was extracted from The Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, July 29, 1919, Page 4, Columns 2-4:
Death Claims Crayton Shively
After several months of complications death at midnight Monday called John Crayton Shively, well known resident of the West Side to the Great Beyond, the final summons coming as a relief to weeks of suffering.
The deceased was about 45 years of age.  He was born and reared in this county and spent most of his life on the West Side in the vicinity of Rushtown and Duck Run.  Death came to him at his home near Rushtown.  Mr. Shively was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Shively, who passed away some years ago.  He was a road contractor for several years.  In 1913 he lived in Portsmouth and worked on the railroad.  About a year later he moved back to Rushtown and took up road work.
A loving wife, Della Shively, and seven children are left to mourn the death of a dutiful husband and father.  The children are Harold, Forrest, Bedford, Merrill, Helen, Lorene and Olney all of home.
Four bothers, G. Clinton SHIvely, 1000 Eighth street, H. F. Shively, Rushtown, W. O. Shively, of Duck Run and Charles Shively of Ironton also survive.
Mr. Shively was at one time a township trustee.  He was also a member of the K. of P. lodge and belongs to the Baptist church at Rushtown.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock from the Rushtown church with Rev. A. K. Murphy in charge of the last rites.

Located in The Portsmouth Times, Friday, April 26, 1946, Page 3, Column 6:
Charles E. Shively
Charles E. Shively, 67, of Owensville rd, truck farmer and operator of a general store at Coal Grove, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at his home in the Duck Run community.  Death terminated a lingering illness of a heart ailment.
Born March 27, 1879, in Scioto co., Mr. Shively was a son of John and Margaret Young Shively.  Following his marriage on Dec. 21, 1901, to Rachel Arminda, he and his bride resided in Lawrence co for several years and spent 10 years in Columbus before he retired to Scioto co in 1936.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Gilbert of London, O., Pearl and Freeman of Columbus, and seven grandchildren.
Last rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rushtown Baptist church with Rev. William Smith in charge.  Burial will be in Rushtown cemetery.  The body is at the Windel-Howland funeral home where it will remain until an hour before the funeral.