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.