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.