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.

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