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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

William S. Shively And Wife, Esther Estella "Stella" Rambo, Who Lived In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

William S. Shively was born on 7-Sep-1867 and died 24-Sep-1930 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, PA.  William was married in Luzerne County on 22-Dec-1887 to Esther Estella "Stella" Rambo.  Stella was born in Apr-1870 and died 8-Mar-1941 In Lucerne County.  William and Estella are listed on the 1900 Providence County, Rhode Island census.  In the household are William age 37 born Sep 1872, wife Estella age 30 born Apr 1870, daughter Pearl age 10 born Aug 1889, son Arthur age 9 born Aug 1890, son Marvin age 5 born Aug 1894 and boarders who were twins Edward and Elmer Nelson age 21 born Jan 1879. Listed on the 1920 Lucerne County, PA, 28 Parsons Court, Wilkes Barre is the household of William S Shively age 57, wife Stella E age 49, son Arthur V age 38, son Marvin Elton age 25, daughter Ruth K age 18, and daughter Dorothy E age 16.  Daughter, Pearl Shively, was born 9-Aug-1889 and died 13-Oct-1914. A daughter, Beatrice, was born ca 1907and died in Lucerne County on 7-Sep-1908.

Marvin Elton Shively

To the right is a picture of son Marvin Shively that  was extracted from an article located in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Friday, October 12, 1917, Page 20, Column 4:
Promoted To Corporal
Marvin Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shively, 28 Parsons Court, this city, member of Battery D, 109th Field Art., formerly the 3d Pa. Field Art., stationed at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., has been promoted to corporal.  

Marvin E. Shively and Elizabeth T. Weir were married on 30-October-1920.

The lineage of the William Shively family appears with the name of Daniel Shively on the 1830 and 1840 Huntingdon County, PA records. The 1850 Huntingdon County census is the first census that lists names of the Shively family and children. On this census is Daniel Shively born ca. 1798, wife Mary born ca. 1804, Samuel Shively born ca. 1834, Mary born ca. 1837, Minerva born ca. 1838 and John W. born ca. 1844. Blair County, PA census records beginning in 1870.  Listed on the census is the household of S.W. Shively age 35, wife L.A. age 32, son M.C. age 11, son G.L. age 9, son W. C. age 6, daughter G.M. age 4, daughter E.M. age 3, son O.P. age 1, father Daniel age 72, and mother in law Elizabeth Sayler age 72.  From research it is believed the initials stand for Samuel  W Shively, wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" A age 32, son Maurice Charles age 11, son George L age 9, son William S age 6, daughter Grace M age 4, daughter Elizabeth Mary age 3, son Oliver Perry age 1.     By 1880 Samuel may have died because "Sarah" Shively is listed as the head of household on the 1880 Newport, Perry County, PA census.  In the household are Sarah Shively age 42, son Charles age 21, son George age 19, son William age 16, daughter Elizabeth age 12, son Perry age 10, daughter Katie age 9, and mother Elizabeth Saylor age 83.

The PA death records for the mother of William S Shively, Elizabeth A Saylor,  list her birth date as 20-Oct-1839, daughter of Samuel Saylor, and her date of death as 21-Feb-1911. She was buried in Newport Cemetery, Perry County, PA. A newspaper obituary for Elizabeth Saylor Shively was found but when comparing with other records seems to be full of errors. The following was extracted from The Wilkes-Barre Record, Wednesday, February 22, 1911, Page 5, Column 4:
Death Of Aged Woman
Yesterday morning at 4 o'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Eliza Shively, aged 72, at the home of her son, W. L. Shively, No. 617 South Main street.  Complications was the cause of death.  Deceased was a well known resident of South Wilkes-Barre and had a host of friends.  She is survived by five children:  W. L. Shively of this city, E. L. and T. O. Shively of Johnstown, Mrs. Grace Leekens of Altoona and Mrs. H. S. Fisher of Newport, Perry County.
Funeral services were conducted at the home last evening at 7:30 o'clock by Rev. A. J. Brunner.  The remains will be taken to Newport this morning at 7:45 o'clock, via the Jersey Central Railroad.  Burial will be made at that place.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

John S. Shively And Wife, Leah Jane Herpst, Who Lived In Venango County, Pennsylvania

John S. Shively was born in December 1828 in Union County, PA and died on 22-April-1894 in Oil City, Venango County, PA.  He was the son of Christian Shively and Mary Steese.  John was married to Leah Jane Herpst on 1-January-1850.  She was the daughter of John Herpst and Mary Alsbaugh.  Leah Jane Herpst Shively was born on 23-January-1830 and died on 3-June-1917 in Kane, McKean County, PA.

Extracted from the History Of Venango County, Pennsylvania, Edited by J. H. Newton, published by J. A. Caldwell, 1879, Columbus, Ohio, Page 538:
John S. SHIVELY was born in Union county, Pa., December 25th 1828.  In 1834 his parents, Christian and Maria S., nee Steese, located in Elk township, Venango county (now a part of Clarion county) and engaged in farming.  In 1856, our subject, hitherto a farmer, engaged in the dry goods business in Lisbon, Venango county.  In 1863, he removed to Oil City, and changed his business to the hotel line. The hostelry, named the Oil City Hotel, was among the pioneer taverns of the place.  After a year's experience, he returned to merchandising and kept a grocery store about two years.  In the great fire, May 23, 1866, his entire property was destroyed, his loss (over $45,000) being the largest of all the sufferers.  In 1868, he re-entered the business world, having purchased the furniture stock of Nelson H. Brown, the pioneer furniture dealer of the city.  He was married January 1st, 1850 to Leah Jane, daughter of John and Polly Herpst.  Five children were born to them, of whom three are living.  Grandfather Christian S., died in 1832, aged a hundred and three.  His wife was born in Switzerland.  He was in Patty Watson's company in the Revolutionary army.  For some time they were in an old fort changed from a mill in Buffalo Valley, Pa.  His wife and children were hidden on the Laurel Mountains, and subsisted for four weeks on dry corn meal.  The trouble with the Indians were very serious.  Many settlers as well as Indians were killed.

Located in The Kane Republican, Kane, Pennsylvania, Monday, June 4, 1917, Page 1, Column 3:
Mrs. Leah Jane Shively Enters Into Final Rest
Mother Of Mrs. H. J. Walter Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon 
At Home of Daughter
Mrs. Leah Jane Shiveley, widow of John Shiveley, mother of Mrs. H. J. Walter, a woman held in affectionate remembrance and the highest esteem passed away at the Walter home yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Shiveley, who was 87 years of age last February, was born in Lewisburg, Union county, Pa., daughter of John and Mary Herpst.  The parents afterwards removed to a farm in Clarion county, Pa., near Salem, which is still known as the Herpst homestead.  It was there that she became the bride of John Shiveley.  They went to Oil City in the early 60s where for years Mr. Shiveley was the leading furniture dealer.  They were charter members of Trinity M. E. church and their home was one of the most hospitable in Oil City; the family was prominent not only in church but in society circles, as well for many years.
Mr. Shieveley died in 1898 and Mrs. Shiveley came to Kane in 1901 and had since made her home with Mrs. Walter.  Mrs. Chively is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Thomas H. Simpson, of Pittsburg, and Mrs. Walter.  She also leaves two sisters and a brother, all residents of Oil City; Cyrus T. Herpst, Mrs. D. W. Guernsey and Mrs. D. R. Hosterman.  Mrs. Shiveley was the eldest child in a family of 12.
The funeral services will in the Walter residence at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the Rev. John F. Black of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating.  The body will be taken to Oil City on Wednesday morning for interment in Grove Hill cemetery.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Oscar Shively And Wife, Vera Worl, Who Lived In Miami County, Indiana

The Shively families who descend from ancestors who lived in the Miami County, IN area are fortunate to have genealogy records readily available. The following newspaper article was extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, Thursday, June  14, 1951, Page 7, Columns 4-6:
Combined Ages Of Five In Family Total 382 Years
Two sisters and three brothers whose combined ages total 382 years joined in honoring on of the sisters, Mrs. Nancy Worl, on the occasion of her 70th birthday anniversary last Sunday.
The celebration was held at the home of Mrs. Worl east of Miami.  Richard and Lucille Worl assisted in arrangements for the occasion.
Mrs. Worl's sister, Mrs. Laura Glassburn of Kokomo, who is 79, and their brothers, Frank Sutton of Bunker Hill route 1, who is 85 years old, John Sutton of Bunker Hill route 1, who is 72, and William Sutton of Wabash, who is 76, were present.
Other guests were Mrs. John Sutton, Mrs. William Sutton and Arthur Glasburn, all of Kokomo;  Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shively and Milford Shively, Kokomo route 3; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hahn, and daughters Marlene and Vera Margaret of McGrawsville; Mary Clemens, Kokomo route 3; and Mrs. Charles Stuber and Mrs. Pearl Dawalt, Peru route 5.
Afternoon callers were Mrs. Ina Prather, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Peru, Mrs. Alta Baker, Cassville and Mrs. Leota Bowman and daughters Drenda Jo and Treena Janay of Kokomo.

The following newspaper obituary mentions the wife of Oscar Shively was Vera Worl.  Located in The Kokomo Tribune, Tuesday, January 2, 1968, Page 2, Column 4:
Oscar Shively
Oscar Shively, 65, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Bunker Hill R. R. 1, died at a hospital there at 8:45 p.m. Friday following an extended illness.  Mr. Shively moved to Phoenix two years ago.
He formerly operated grocery stores at Santa Fe and McGrawsville and also was manager of the Farm Bureau Elevator at Bennetts Switch for a number of years.
Born in Miami County, July 31, 1902, he was the son of William and Alice (Jenkins) Shively. He was married Nov. 28, 1928 to Vera Worl, who survives.
Other survivors are one son, Milford Shively, Phoenix; two grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Powell, Bunker Hill R.R. 1; Mrs. Harry Christner, North Grove, and Mrs. Nelson Glassburn, McGrawsville, and a brother, Raymond Shively, Bunker Hill R. R. 1.
He was a member of the Bennetts Switch Methodist Church.
Funeral services were in Phoenix, Tuesday.  Burial was there.

If interested in additional information on the family of William Shively and Alice Jenkins Shively please see the Shively blog for July 13, 2012.  William and Alice Shively were the subjects of the blog on that date.

The following was found in The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, October 13, 1960, Page 6, Column 2:
Mrs. Nancy Worl, 79, Dies;  Rites Friday
PERU---Mrs. Nancy Worl, 79, route 1, Bunker Hill, died Tuesday evening after a two week's illness.  A life resident of Miami county, she had resided most of her life in Clay township.
Survivors are three daughters and a son:  Mrs. Phillip Hahn, route 1, Amboy; Mrs. Oscar Shively, Bennets Switch; Mrs. William Campbell, Peru; Richard, route 1, Bunker Hill; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William, Amboy.
Friends may call after three o'clock this afternoon at the Laird funeral home and rites there will be at two o'clock (CST) Friday.  The Reverend Claude Studebaker and the Reverend Vern Stuber will officiate and burial will be in Rankin cemetery.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Nancy Shively Kincaid, Daughter Of Daniel Shively And Sarah Thomas, Franklin County, Virginia And Raleigh County, West Virginia

Nancy Shively was born 9-March-1851 (per WV death certificate) in Franklin County, VA and died 25-July-1939 in Beaver, Raleigh County, WV.  (Her birthdate does not agree with the 1870 census which lists her being born ca 1861.) She was the daughter of Daniel Shively and Sarah Thomas who were married 20-October-1853 in Franklin County. Nancy Shively married John C. Kincaid.  Listed on the 1900 Raleigh County, WV census is the household of John Kincaid born May 1850, wife Nancy born March 1861, son Samuel born October 1878, son Edward born March 1883, daughter Ruth born December 1886, son Harrison born August 1888, son Plumer born April 1890, son Johnie born May 1892, son Dan born March 1894, daughter Sarah F born March 1896 and son Schley born May 1898.   An additional daughter, Letha M born ca. 1901 is listed on the 1910 census record for this family.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Raleigh Register, Beckley WV, Raleigh County, WV, Wednesday, July 26, 1939, Page 2, Column 1:
Rites For Beaver Woman Tomorrow
Mrs. Nancy Kincaid Succumbs To Four-Day Illness
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Kincaid, 78, who died at her home in Beaver yesterday morning after a four-day illness, will be conducted at the Beaver Community church Thursday afternoon by the Rev. E. W. Powers and the Rev. Blue Jay cemetery.
Death was due to complications resulting from old age.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shively, she was born in Franklin county, Va., on March 9, 1851.  Her husband, John C. Kincaid, died in 1920.
Mrs. Kincaid was a member of the Baptist church.
She is survived by three brothers, Jake Shively, Dave Shively, and Daniel Shively, all of Farrum, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Adeline Simon, Schoolfield, Va.; three sons, Edward Kincaid, John C. Kincaid, and Shelley Kincaid, all of Beaver; step-son, Samuel Kincaid, Beaver, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Arnold.  She also leaves two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body will be removed to the home of Ed. Kincaid at Beaver Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Beaver Community church Thursday afternoon by the Rev. E. W. Powers, of Beckley; and the Rev. L. H. Burns, of East Beckley.  Burial will be in the Blue Jay cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Slaughter, Dewey Slaughter, Jules Gautler, Charles Waddell, Don Bigelow, Sam Harford and Basil Plumley.
Flower bearers are Helen Dillon, Louise Harris, Evelyn Redden, Ethel Pitzer, Ruby Pitzer and Doris Dillon.