James B. Shively was born Oct-1857 and died 25-Mar-1916. He is buried in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, Mason County, WVA. He was the son of Phillip B. Shively (born 7-Sep-1818, died 20-Nov-1873) and Mary Wright (born 25-May-1826, died 31-Jan-1894). James B. Shively was married to Emma Pollock, daughter of Thomas Pollock and Elizabeth Kennedy, on 3-Feb-1897. Emma Pollock was born on 27-Mar-1858 and died 9-Jun-1938 in Gallia County, OH. Listed on the 1900, Hannan District, Mason County, WVA census is the household of James Shiveley age 42 occupation postal clerk, wife Emma age 43 and son James age 1. On the 1910 Mount Olive Precinct, Mason County, WVA is the family of J B Shively age 53 occupation railway postal clerk, wife Emma age 52 and son Morton J age 12.
This article was extracted fro The Weekly Register, Point Pleasant, WVA, Wednesday, June 24, 1896, Page 4, Column 1:
Postal Clerk Hurt
Had A Very Narrow Escape From Death
J. B. Shiveley, a postal clerk on the O. R. R., met with an accident Sunday morning which nearly resulted in his death and which will confine him to his home for time at least.
On the morning of the accident Mr. Shiveley had just come from home and attempted to board the south bound mail at Ben Lomond, while it was passing the station at a high rate of speed. He missed his footing, however, and fell between the platform and the ends of the tracks of the cars. The space was very small and he was pretty badly squeezed and bruised before the train passed. How he escaped being crushed beneath the wheels is almost a miracle.
During the absence of Mr. Shiveley, Geo. Gambrill, from Parkersburg and Grafton division has been given the run; while E. M. Doll, from the Baltimore and Grafton division, takes Gambrill's place.
The following newspaper article was extracted from The Weekly Register, Wednesday, February 10, 1897, Page 4:
From Thursday's Daily
Wednesday, Feb. 3d, at high noon, at Gallipolis, Rev. d'Argent pronounced the words that united in bonds of wedlock, Mr. Jas. B. Shively, of Apple Grove, this county, and Miss Emma Pollock, of the firm of C. B. Hanson & Co. The marriage was solemnized at the home of Mrs. Capt. John Holloway, on Front street, in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few particular friends. It was a quiet wedding and the ceremony was the impressive words prescribed by the Presbyterian church that bind together man and wife in scared vows of love and fealty. Immediately after the ceremony they left via Point Pleasant, over the K. & M., for Apple Grove, where a handsomely furnished house await their arrival. They go to house-keeping at once and make that place their permanent home.
The Gallipolis Journal in speaking of the affair says: "The bride is the third daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Pollock, of Bush's Mill. She came to this city in 1885 and accepted a position in the dry goods store of Montgomery & Smith, subsequently with Hanson & Williams, R. A. Jack, of Huntington, and C. A. Smith & Bros. By her perseverance and industry she saved quite a little sum, which two years ago she used to become a member of the firm of C. B. Hanson & Co. She was a zealous worker and by her many admirable traits won a legion of friends. Until Saturday last she retained her interest in that establishment, when it was disposed of to C. B. Hanson, Miss Maud Summers and Sidney Cowden, who have always been identified with that firm and will strive to maintain its present good reputation as one of the leading dry goods stores. Mr. Shively is a young man of sterling habits and worthy of the estimable lady he has captured. His vocation is that of postal clerk and in this capacity he has served on the Ohio River Railroad ever since President Cleveland's first administration. May their future be bright is the wish of the Journal".
The following was located in The Weekly Register, Wednesday, January 11, 1905, Page 3:
A Most Enjoyable Affair
One of the most enjoyable social functions given in Mercer's Bottom in years, was a dance given by Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Shively at their beautiful home "Elmhurst", Wednesday January 4, 1904. The house was profusely decorated with holly and mistletoe, the color scheme throughout being red and green.
Throughout the evening a bouffet lunch was served. Mrs. Shively is an adept in the culinary art and on this occasion excelled herself.
Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Keister, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hogsett, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. George, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Stribling, Dr. and Mrs. Wm. Hogsett, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Lew Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Wallis, Mrs. O. Worthington Lusher. Misses Elizabeth Sayer, Nora Carter, Oretha Keister, Bonnie Lusher, Bertha George, Hattie Keister, Willie Keister, Kate Hogsett, Anna Hunter, Hattie Wallis, Jessie Wallis, Mary, Rudolph and Marie Kirk. Messrs. Tilden Thorn, of Parkersburg, Will Stribling, Henry Hogsett, Chas. Hayman, Homer Small, Randall Hogsett, Joe Hogsett, Leland Lusher, Lee Brown, Howard Brown, James Barker, Edward Harbor, Grover Harbor, Robert Seely, and Ed. Putney.