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, August 1, 2015

Elias F. Shively, 1st Wife Sarah E. Flora, 2nd Wife Amanda Myer Who Lived In Carroll County, Indiana

Elias F. Shively was born 4-Aug-1860 and died 12-Mar-1950.  He was the son of Henry Shively (1838-1880) and Nancy Huff.  Henry Shively was the son of David Shively (1809-1843) and Elizabeth Metzger (1816-1843).  Elias Shively was married 1st to Sarah E. Flora who was born 15-Jul-1860 and died 3-May-1890.  He married 2nd to Amanda Myer who was born 9-Jul-1861 and died 4-May-1943. Elias and wives are buried in the Moss Cemetery, Carroll County, IN.  Elias is listed on the 1900 Monroe Township, Carroll County, IN census.  In the household are Elias F. born Aug-1860, wife Amanda born Jul-1861, daughter Fannie C. born Jan-1883, daughter Cora E born Feb-1886, step-son Raleigh W Cripe born Aug-1883, step-daughter Maud Cripe born Feb-1886 and 2nd cousin Bessie Zook born Aug-1896.

The following was extracted from the Hoosier Democrat, Flora, IN, Saturday, July 21, 1906, Page 1, Column 2:
Mr. And Mrs. Shively Celebrated Sixteenth Wedding Anniversary
About fifty friends of Elias and Mrs. Shively gathered at their home Sunday to celebrate their 16th wedding anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively were the recipients of a number of nice presents among which were a set of silver knives and forks, a rocking chair and a number of nice dishes.  Those from a distance were Lewis Shively and family, of Frankfort, and Walter Holmes and family, of Tippecanoe county.  A big dinner was a feature and all enjoyed the day.

Located in the Hoosier Democrat, Flora, IN, Saturday, August 18, 1917, Page 1, Column 7:
Elias Shively Sells Farm
Elias Shively, well known farmer residing east of Bringhurst, sold his farm the first of the week, to C. F. Woods, formerly of west of Flora.  The consideration for the 80-acres was $16,000 or $200 per acre.  Possession will be given October 1.  On Wednesday he purchased the Fred Woods place, consisting of a fine residence and 3 acres of ground on the Flora and Bringhurst road, the consideration being $5,000.

In the Delphi Citizen, Delphi, IN, Saturday, April 25, 1925, Page 5, Column 5 is written:
A large force of men is busy on the construction of the road between Flora and Bringhurst. This is the first concrete county road to be constructed in the county and it will be watched with interest as the concrete surface rods may become common in the future.  The new road is to be 20 feet wide and will require 3400 yards of gravel and 8000 barrels of cement to build it.  Elias Shively is the road inspector and it is his duty to see that the work is done according to specification. The cost of the road will be about $30,000.

Following is a news item found in The Logansport Press, Logansport, IN, Sunday, August 31, 1930, Page 2, Column 4:
Mrs. L. D. Allen of south of Delphi, gave a birthday dinner recently in honor of the anniversaries of her brother, Rollie Cripe of Denver, Colorado; her sister, Mrs. Grace Tripp of Logansport; her father Elias Shively of Bringhurst and her own anniversary.  The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Cripe, Mrs. Howard Jones and son Carl, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jones west of Flora; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tripp of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Elias Shively of Bringhurst and the L. D. Allen family.

The obituary for Amanda Shively was found in The Delphi Citizen, Delphi, IN, Thursday, May 6, 1943, Page 8, Column 6:
Mrs. Elias Shively Is Dead At Flora
Mrs. Amanda J. Shively, 81, wife of Elias Shively, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Jones.
Surviving are her husband, to whom she has been married 53 years; two children by a former marriage, Mrs. Jones and Ralph Cripe of Denver, Colo.; two step-children, Mrs. Fannie Lair and Mrs. Cora Lair, of Ohio; a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie Allen, of Delphi.
The body is at the residence.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock in the German Baptist church of Flora.  Carter funeral home, Flora, is in charge.

The obituary for Elias F. Shively was located in The Delphi Journal, Delphi, IN, Thursday, March 16, 1950, Page 5, Column 5:
Elias Shively, 89, Dies At Lafayette
Elias F. Shively, 89, retired farmer, died at the Scott nursing home, Lafayette, at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.
Born Aug. 4, 1860, east of Flora, he was the son of Henry and Nancy Hoff Shively. He was wed to Sarah Flora who died May 3, 1890.  Later he was wed to Amanda Myer who passed away May 4, 1943.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fanny Lair, Brockville, Ohio; Mrs. Clara Lair, New Carlisle, Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. Maude Jones, Flora; stepson, Ralph Cripe, Denver, Colo.; and a foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie Allen, route 4, Delphi; ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Final rites were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Flora German Baptist church by Brother John M. Brusker.  Burial was made in the Flora cemetery.

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