Thomas Jefferson Shively was the son of Solomon Wise Shively (b 18-Feb-1808 d 4-Oct-1869) and Anna Sanders (b 2-May-1815 d 30-Sep-1875). Thomas was born 18-Feb-1837, died 28-May-1923, and is buried in North Georgetown Cem, Columbiana Co., OH. He was married first to Edith Ann Iler in Columbiana Co., OH on 31-Mar-1859. Edith was born on 15-Sep-1841 and died 19-Jul-1868 in Columbiana Co. Thomas married second to Mary Catherine Niles in Columbiana Co., OH on 17-Apr-1870. Mary was born on 1-Apr-1852 and died 30-Dec-1928.
Thomas Jefferson Shively and Edith Ann Iler had at least the following children: Prochorus "Cora" A. born 25-Aug-1860 died 19-Nov-1938 in Columbiana Co, OH and married 1st James W. Campbell, married 2nd Albert J. Borton; Anna Lydia born 5-May-1861 died 19-Apr-1924 in Canton, Stark Co., OH and married to Henry W Summer; Priscilla E. born 1867 died 1937 and married to Albert Y. Foltz.
Thomas Jefferson Shively and Mary Catherine Niles had at least the following children: Leonard born 13-Jun-1871 died 10-Oct-1944 in Sewickley, Allegheny Co., PA; Mary Jane who married Maurice Wickersham; Osborn born 17-Feb-1876 died 19-Ju-1956 and married 1st Lillian, 2nd Mary L Frantum and 3rd Alverta; Elizabeth born 20-Mar-1878 who married 1st James H. Russell and 2nd Charles M Shilling; Orden born 6-May-1880 died 8-Nov-1963 and married to Ernest J. Hoopes; Jennie born 23-Dec-1880; Hugh born Oct-1882 and married to Edith Elta Edwards; Frederick Wise born 15-Sep-1885; Sarah Louisa born Oct-1888 and married to John W. Lucas; Laura S. born Feb-1891 and married to Charles Anderson; and Thomas Jay born 31-Jul-1893.
The newspaper obituary for Thomas Jefferson Shively was extracted from The Salem News (Salem, Ohio), Saturday May 26, 1923, Page 1, Column 2:
Georgetown Loses Oldest Resident
Thomas J. Shively, 86, Civil War Veteran, Expires Friday Evening
In the death of Thomas J. Shively, 86, North Georgetown lost its oldest resident. Mr. Shively died following a seven week's illness of infirmities of age at 7:15 p.m. Friday at his home in that village.
Mrs. Shively was born in Pennsylvania but had lived practically his entire life in North Georgetown. He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of Company H, 115th O. V. I. He was a cooper and stonemason by vocation. He was a member of the Brethren church and John Bartges post, G. A. R. Mr. Shively was highly respected in this community.
Surviving are his second wife who was Mary Niles, and these children: Mrs. Albert Borton, Salem; Mrs. A. Y. Foltz, Fenton, Mich.; Mrs. Henry Summers, East Rochester; Leonard Shively, Sewickley, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Wickersham, Mrs. Ernest Hoopes, Mrs. Charles Anderson and Thomas J. Shively, Jr., Alliance; Osborne Shively, Moultrie; Mrs. C. M. Shilling, Bunkerhill, Ind.; Fred Shively, Monaca, Pa.; and Mrs. John Lucas, Cleveland. Homer Shively of Alliance is a stepson.
Five generation are included in this family and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren survive.
Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday will be at the Brethren church in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. Byers, Canton. Interment at North Georgetown.