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, May 30, 2015

Joseph Henry Shively And Wife, Delia Bridget Lamb, Who Lived In Rock County, Wisconsin

Joseph Shively was born on 22-Jul-1856 Attica, Green County, Wisconsin and died 4-Jun-1917 in Rock County, Wisconsin.  He was the son of Lawrence Shively and Hannah Pierce.  Joseph was married to Delia Lamb who was born 1-Oct-1856 and died 19-Nov-1915 in Rock County, Wisconsin.  Joseph is listed with his parents on the 1860 Green County, Wisconsin and 1870 Rock County, Wisconsin census records.  On the 1910 Rock County, Wisconsin census record is the household of Joseph, wife, and his mother, Hannah.  For more information on Joseph's parents view the Shively blog from 13-Aug-2011.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Janesville Gazette, Janesville, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 5, 1917, Page 5, Column 5:
Evansville News
Prominent Evansville Pioneer Passes Away
(Special To The Gazette).  Evansville, June 5. -- Joseph Shively passed away at his home on the corner of Madison and Liberty streets at half past five Monday evening from a complication of disorders.  Mr. Shively's death comes as a shock to Evansville people who for years have regarded him as one of the fine characters of the city.  His death ends the history of that branch of the family, one which has been closely linked with the development of the state from many years.
Mr. Shively was one of seven children born to Lawrence and Hannah Shively, who migrated to Wisconsin in the early forties.  July 22, 1856, Joseph was born in Attica.  There he made his home for many years, but later came to the vicinity of Evansville, where he lived on a farm.  Some twenty years ago he retired from farming and moved to Evansville where he has since made his home.
In August, 1878, he was married to Miss Abellia Long, who passed to the world beyond November 19, 1915.  Mrs. Hannah Shively, died last year, and with this death, that branch of the family is closed, for he leaves no immediate relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home Wednesday afternoon at half past two. The Reverend D. Q. Grabill of Fort Atkinson, will officiate.  Interment will be in Maple Hill cemetery, Evansville.

The newspaper obituary for Adelia Lamb Shively was extracted from the Janesville Daily Gazette, Friday, November 19, 1915, Page 5, Columns 3-4:
Mrs. Joseph Shiely Dies At Evansville
(Special To The Gazette).  Evansville, Nov. 19. -- Mrs. Joseph Shively, for thirty-five years a resident in or near Evansville, died this morning at three o'clock at her home on Madison street, this city.
Mrs. Shively's maiden name was Miss Delia Lamb.  She was born in Egerton in 1856, on October 1st.  On August 11th, 1878, she was united in marriage to Joseph Shively of Evansville.  She leaves a husband, two brothers, J. M. Lamb of Evansville and Edward Lamb of Chicago, and the following sisters:  Mrs. David Thompson of Brooklyn; Mrs. Charles Murphy of Augusta, Wisc.; Mrs. James Brown of Zion City; Mrs. Fred Eagleton of Dakota; Mrs. F. Kendell of Los Angeles, California.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at two-thirty o'clock at the home.  Rev. D. Q. Grabill will officiate.  Interment will take place in the Maple Hill cemetery.

The will of Joseph Shively was contested by the heirs as Joseph left his estate to George Pullen.  The final court decision on this matter was recorded in the Janesville Daily Gazette, Tuesday, January 7, 1919, Page 1, Column 2:
Pullen Legal Heir To Shively Estate Says Supreme Court
Judge Grimm's Decision in Joseph Shively Will Case Upheld--Ends Most Interesting
Will Case in Years --$45,000 Estate Involved
"Decision of appeal court affirmed without opinion", was the decision handed down this morning by the Wisconsin supreme court in the Shively will case.
Thus ends one of the most interesting will cases tried in Rock county in decade, and has been a source of much discussion in and about Evansville for the past two years.
It will be remembered that the first trial was held over a year ago before Judge Fineld in county court, who set the will aside on the grounds that the presumption of undue influence in the making of the will had not been rebutted.
An appeal was then taken to circuit court by the proponent George L. Pullen of Evansville, and a new trial was had in which much new evidence and testimony was offered by the proponent's attorneys with the result that Judge Grimm reversed the decision of the county court.
Another appeal was taken, this time by the victors in the lower court, and the case was argued on December 4th last, the decision of the court being handed down this morning.
As a result of the final decision George L. Pullen of Evansville becomes the sole beneficiary under the will and becomes the possessor of the entire Shively estate of some $45,000.
Jeffris, Mount, Osctreich and Avery, Nolan and Dougherty, and R. M. Richmond were the attorneys for the proponent and the contestants were represented by Charles E. Pierce and G. G. Sutherland.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Carey Monroe Shively And Wife Theda Addie Howard Who Lived In Mahoning County, Ohio

Carey Monroe Shively was born 5-April-1860 in Mahoning County, Ohio, the son of John B. Shively and Susanna King. John B Shively and Susanna King were married in Mahoning County on 25-October-1855.  Carey Monroe Shively was married to Theda Addie Howard in Mahoning County on 26-December-1891. Carey Monroe Shively died on 26-March-1934 in Mahoning County. 

The following newspaper article was extracted from The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Tuesday, March 27, 1934, Page 1, Columns 4-5:
Berlin Center Man Who Hoped To Ride Bicycle On 100th Birthday Is Dead
Carey Monroe Shively Will Be Buried Thursday In $30,000 Mausoleum He Built Himself
Carey Monroe Shively, Berlin Center jeweler who had hoped to celebrate his 100th birthday by riding his cherished high-wheel bicycle, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday, 26 years short of his goal.
Thursday, he will be laid to rest in the gleaming marble mausoleum which he built for himself and his wife a few years ago in Berlin Center. Acquaintances said it cost him $30,000.
Official Of Canfield Bank
Shively was widely known throughout the county, not only for his fondness for his old "high-wheeler" but as a shrewd business man.   For many years he served as a director and vice president of the Farmers' National Bank at Canfield.  He retired last fall because of poor health.
Born April 5, 1860, in Milton township, Shively was a son of John and Susanna King Shively.  His mother was born in Berlin Center, while his father came from Pennsylvania.  when he was a small child the family moved to Berlin Center.
For about eight years he operated a general store in Berlin Center and for 30 years was a jeweler and optometrist.
Liked To Ride Bicycle
Shively found great satisfaction his high-wheeled bicycle.  Ever gleaming with reminiscence, he told often how he first rode it 20 miles to Youngstown on his 17th birthday, and recalled how it "burned up the road".
The bicycle cost $135 when new.  He claimed that it was the first high-wheeler to have rubber tires.  It always occupied the same corner in a building adjoining his office.
Even in his later years, he  continued to ride it remarking: "For thrills and smooth riding, give me the bicycle." He made it a point to ride the bicycle on his birthday and six years ago, rode it about city streets of Youngstown.
Mr. Shively had an automobile, but was rather timid about driving it, especially after he was injured five or six years ago.  He refused to drive to Youngstown, and when he had business there, he would drive to Canfield, and catch a ride into the city with a friend.
He was married Dec. 29, 1892, to Addie F. Howard, who survives.
Member Of Goshen Grange
He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, No. 155, Canfield, and two years ago was presented a 50-year pin by the lodge.  He also was a member of the Goshen grange.  He was a lifelong Democrat.
Before his death Mr. Shively had made all arrangements for his funeral service, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the family home.  He left a note giving the dimensions of the size of the crypt in the mausoleum, so that they would know the size of a casket.
He also left the text for his funeral sermon and requested that Rev. Elmer Kale of Indiana, former pastor of the Mt. Mariah Lutheran church at Berlin Center, be one of the pastors at the service.  Rev. Kale will be assisted by Rev. Leonard Smith of Berlin Center.

Extracted from The Evening Review, East Liverpool, Ohio, Tuesday, March 27, 1934, Page 8:
Jeweler's Body To Rest In Mausoleum
By The Associated Press.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., March 27 -- Carey Monroe Shively, 74, jeweler of Berlin Center, near here, died last night.  Shively will be laid to rest Thursday in the gleaming pink marble mausoleum which he built for himself and his wife a few years ago, in the little Mahoning county village.  Friends said it cost him $30,000 and he was intensely proud of it.  For many years he was a director and vice president of the Farmers National bank at Canfield.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Shively's In Eagle Prairie Or Rio Del Or Rio Dell, Humboldt County, California

The Shively blog written on July 23, 2011 featured William Beaser Shively And Wife, Caroline Gould, In Humboldt County, California. The following newspaper article extracted from The Humboldt Times, Thursday, February 11, 1965, Page 15, Column 1 mentions the Shively families in the history.
By Andrew Genzoli
RIO DELL HAS A HISTORY -- On February 16, voters of Rio Dell will make history, when they decide for or against incorporation.  A large, busy community, Rio Dell is outgrowing a "hand-to-mouth" existence, and now looks to a dignified permanency.
Rio Dell has a good historical background.  Our correspondent, Evelyn McCormick proves this, as she becomes today's "guest columnist".

Rio Dell's Settlers
By Evelyn McCormick
Many changes have taken place in Eagle Prairie since the first which man walked through the gateway in the redwoods in 1850.  Prior to that date Indians had walked over its vast meadows and wooded sidehills.  After 115 years, its residents have asked for the privilege of voting on incorporation for the proposed city of Rio Dell.
Eagle Prairie came to be known as Rio Del (one "l"). Bordering the Scotia-Rio Dell Bridge, the Italian community was known as Wildwood.  Another community of residents between the Blue Slide area and Rio Del was the Bellevue District. During the 1940's all the communities were united, and officially adopted the name of Rio Dell (two "lls").
The first while travelers knew the flat acreage circled by the Eel River as Eagle Prairie. Reddick McKee of the United States Indian Agency came through in 1850. He wrote in his Washington, D. C., Journal that no one resided on Eagle Prairie at that time.  McKee was the first to try to open an overland trail from Santa Rosa to the north.
This fertile prairie was described to be an area of humid atmosphere bounded by the Eel River on the north, south and east and only by Indian trails to the west. Explorers to this area came via Grizzly Bluff to Blue Slide.
On July 16, 1853, W. B. Shively of Chico, and his brother, James, claimed 160 acres of land in Eagle Prairie.  The claim was made at "eight and one-half o'clock" in the Humboldt County Recorder's office.  Lewis K. Wood was recorder. Witnesses to the claim were John L. Young and Thomas Bell.  It is recorded in Book A, Page 331.
Shively immediately built a log cabin behind what was later to become Rio Dell House, the site of the old Moore Hotel.  The hotel was built in the 1870's.
The new land owner cultivated and sowed the land with oats, barley and potatoes, the latter being the favorite crop of farmers in the Eel River Valley.
The late Mrs. Pearl Corning Croco of Bellview was the granddaughter of W. B. Shively.  Shively's wife was Carrie Gould Winemiller (a widow with two sons).  She was the daughter of John Bean Gould, an early settler.
In 1856 a man named Kelsey arrived on the prairie.  He proposed exploring and marking a wagon road to the Russian River.  His companion was Seth Kinman, a well-known Humboldt historical character.
They left Eagle Prairie following the southwest side of the river until passing Colonel Washington Monument on Monument Peak in the Bear River Mountains, southwest of Mount Pierce.  Virgin timber and other obstacles in their path compelled them to give up their plans.
W. J. Sweasey and his party arrived in Eagle Prairie in 1856.  They reported the prairie settlement was the first white settlement they had encountered since leaving Healdsburg. They had used an overland rail to the present site of Fort Seward.
At Fort Seward they built a raft of redwood logs and ferried down the river, fording shallow places several times until arriving at Eagle Prairie.  The wagons carried on the raft were the first ones to come to Humboldt County on the south.
In 1860 Indians caused some trouble to the settlers. They were moved to Hoopa that same year.  Shively, who helped to round up the Indians, adopted two of their children and raised them to adulthood.  The Wiyot (Weott) Tribe's territory terminated on the southern border of the prairie.  Local mountains separated these Indians from the less-cultured Indians to the south.
Between 1862 and 1864, the Indians drifted back to this area.  According to Ferndale Enterprise of September 17, 1864, the Shively family was burned out by Indians who set fire to their grain fields.
W. B. Shively's daughter, Abbie, was reported to be the first white child born on the prairie.  A son, Dan, was born to the couple in 1867.  In 1868 the Shively family moved to Bluff Prairie (now Shively, named in the early settler's honor).
A deed dated November 5, 1864, shows that James A. Harris settled in Eagle Prairie.  His wife was Abbie Gould, a sister of Mrs. W. B. Shively.
By 1865 the Indian situation had improved and a wagon road welcomed settlers to the area. A William Duckett from Michigan was an Eagle Prairie farmer at this time.
During the 1860's and 1870's the area began to grow.  By 1873, Azel A. Fuller of Massachusetts owned 320 acres on the prairie.  An Oregon settler, Archibald Crisman, also owned 320 acres here.  A Humboldt Times, dated January 22, 1876, told of Crisman's developing a vein of coal in the bluffs opposite the lower part of Eagle Prairie.  The vein was reported as of long quantity and questionable quality.  Max Crisman (a grandson of Crisman) resides in Belleview today.
Hiram W. Dean filed for 160 acres of government land on the south end of Eagle Prairie, later called the Wildwood Tract.  Rio Dell's Dean Creek was named for him.  His original house (two story) later called the Old Brown House and more recently called the Storybook House, still stand on Orchard Road.
The era of Lorenzo D. Painter began in 1879 when he began building the city of "Rio Del", later changed to "Rio Dell".
Whether or not Rio Dell steps into a new era, that of an incorporated city, will be decided by the voters at next Tuesday's election, it still has a good chapter of Humboldt history.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Philo Shively And Wife, Martha Swartzlander, Who Lived In Juniata County, Pennsylvania

Juniata Sentinel, July 19, 1871
Philo Shively was born 13-Jun-1824 and died 9-Mar-1890.  He was married to Martha Swartzlander who was born 12-Sep-1830 and died 31-Dec-1916.  Both are buried in Union Memorial Cemetery, Juanita County, PA.  Martha was the daughter of Abraham Swartzlander and Mary Allen.  

Listed on the 1850 Delaware Township, Juanita Co., PA census is the household of Philo Shively age 24, wife M J age 20, son Jonathan age 5 months and E. Swartzlander age 80.  Listed on the 1860 Fermanagh Township, Juniata Co., PA is the household of Philo Shively age 35, wife Martha age 30, William age 6, Mary age 4, and Lawson C age 2.  Listed on the 1880 Fermanagh Township, Juanita Co., PA is the household of Philo Shively age 54, wife Martha age 50, son William age 27, Lawson age 22, (his wife Catharine age 21), son George age 16, daughter  Catharine age 14.

Extracted from the Juanita Sentinel and Republican, Mifflintown, PA, Wednesday, April 23, 1890, Page 1, Column  3:  Philo Shively, formerly of Juanita but during the past number of years a resident of Mifflin county came to visit his son William in Fermanagh township near this town some days ago.  He had been in poor health a number of years.  Last Saturday evening he was better and he walked to the kitchen and partook of a hearty supper.  In about an hour after supper he died.  In about an hour after supper he died.  The funeral took place from the home of his son William on Monday.  Interment in Union Cemetery.

The following was found in the Juanita Sentinel and Republican, Mifflintown, PA, Wednesday, February 22, 1882, Page 1, Column 3:
FEB. 28.--Philo Shively will sell at his place of residence in Fermanagh township, about 3 miles northwest of Mifflintown, at 10 o'clock A.M, on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. Five horses, 4 cows, 3 head of young cattle, 5 shotes, chickens, and a lot of farming implements.

Friday, May 1, 2015

William Shively (Sheivley) And Christian Shively (Shivley) Who Lived In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

The following is a work in progress.  The work is an example of how the surname Shively can be spelled in many different ways.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA, Sunday, August 7, 1910, Page 6, Columns 6-7:
William M. Shively
William M. Shively, a brave solider of the civil war and well known in Bellevue, where he lived many years, died yesterday at the Soldier's Home in Erie.  He had been taken to Erie on the advice of physicians only three weeks ago.  For years before his death Mr. Shively, who was 78 when he died, lived with his brother, Capt. C. F. Shively, in Orchard avenue, Bellevue.  He was born in Pittsburgh, enjoyed a good schooling, and when the war broke out enlisted in the One Hundred and Eighty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers.  He was wounded in the explosion of a mine in the war, but recovered and remained in the army, serving three years.  After the war young Shively went to work in the Byers mill, becoming boss roller.  He worked there 15 years.  He was not married, and Capt. Shively is the only surviving member of the immediate family.  Comrade Shively will be buried at the Soliders' Home.  Cant. Shively, who is 70 years old, will attend the funeral.

The PA death certificate was found for William Sheivley.  He was born on 3-Mar-1837, Pittsburgh, PA and died 5-Aug-1910 Erie County, PA.  He was buried on 7-Aug-1910 in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at the Solider's Home in Erie, PA (Section E, Row 12, Grave 11).

William Sheivley has a Civil War listing in the pension index.  His widow is listed as Sarah Sheivley.

C. F. Shivley is located living on Orchard Avenue on the 1900 Allegheny County, PA, Ross Township census.  In the household is C. F. Shively born Dec 1840, age 59, wife Katie born Sep 1843 age 56, daughter Anna M born Nov 1867 age 32, son-in-law Bert Coyle born May 1875 age 25, daughter Eva born Sep 1876 age 23, granddaughter Anna born Oct 1896 age 3.    Listed living on Orchard Avenue on the 1910 Allegheny County, PA, Ross Township census is Christopher Shivley age 70, wife Philopene age 68, daughter Anna age 40, daughter Evaline Coyle age 31, and granddaughter Anna age 13.

The PA death certificate was found for Christian Shively.  He was born 3-Dec-1839 in Pittsburgh, PA and died 2-Aug-1930 at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home Hospital in Erie, PA.  He was buried on 6-Aug-1930 in Bellevue, PA.