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, October 31, 2015

Christian Shively And 1st Wife Emma Louise Downs And 2nd Wife Ada Downs Who Lived In Allegheny County, PA

Christian Shively was born Oct-1842 and died Dec-1909 in Carnegie, Allegheny County, PA. He was married first to Emma Louise Downs, daughter of George W Downs and Rebecca Hutchison.  Christian and Emma Louise were the parents of a daughter, Estella Shively who was born 13-July-1870.  Christian is listed as widowed on the 1880 census.  Christian Shively married second, Ada Downs who was a sister to his first wife.  Christian and Ada were married in Allegheny County, PA on 6-Nov-1893.  They were the parents of a son, Paul Stanford Shively, who was born 16-Jul-1894 and died 2-May-1982 in Florida.  

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, PA, Tuesday, December 28, 1909, Page 3, Column 1:
Christian Shively Dead
Christian Shively, 64 years old, is dead at his home in Washington avenue, Carnegie.  Mr. Shively was born in Philadelphia, but when young removed with his parents to the Southside, this city, where he entered the employ of the Jones and Laughlin company as a roll turner.  He advanced to the position of general superintendent.  He resigned to become general superintendent for the Dilworth & Porter Steel Manufacturing Company, which position he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Shively moved from Pittsburgh to Carnegie 17 years ago.  He was an Odd Fellow.  Surviving, besides,  his widow, are two children, Paul Shively, at home, and Mrs. Stella McGeary, of Edgewood.

The newspaper obituary for the father-in-law of Christian Shively was located in the Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, PA, Monday, August 7, 1905, Page 2, Column 3:
George W. Downs
George W. Downs, a veteran of the Civil war and a pioneer river man, died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at the home of his son-in-law, Christopher Shively, in Carnegie.  He was 84 years old.  Mr. Downs was born in Brownsville, Fayette county and learned the trade of blacksmithing.  Later he became a river man and was among the early pioneers of the coal transportation business on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, floating coal barges from Pittsburgh to New Orleans in days when there were few steamboats.  Next he became a glassblower, and was employed in the iron mills of Jones & Lauth, of Brownsville, and helped the firm to establish its plant on the Southside, and which finally became the firm of Jones & Laughlin.
In September 1864, Mr. Downs left the Southside mills and enlisted in the One Hundred and Second Pennsylvania volunteers and served through the remained of the Civil war.  In an engagement with Colonel Mosby, the Confederate guerrilla leader, his left leg was lacerated by a rebel shell.  At the close of the war he returned to the mills, where he worked until 1892, when he retired from active work and removed to Carnegie.  Mr. Downs was married to Miss Rebecca Hutchison, who survives him, with the following children:  Mrs. Benjamin Stanford, of Knoxville; Mrs. John Ritter, of Braddock; Mrs. Christopher Shively of Carnegie; John T. and George W. Downs, Jr, of Carnegie.  Six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.  Mr. Downs was a member of the J. W. Patterson post, G.A.R., of the Southside, and of the Carnegie Methodist Episcopal Church.

The following was found in the Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pittsburgh, PA, Wednesday, February 7, 1906,, Page 4, Column 5:
Mrs. Rebecca Downs
Mrs. Rebecca Downs, 71 years old, widow of George W. Downs, who died six months ago, is dead at her home in Washington avenue, Carnegie.  She was born in Fayette county. Mrs. Downs was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The following children survive her:  Mrs. Benjamin Stanford, Knoxville; Mrs. John Kellar, Braddock; Mrs. C. Shively, Carnegie; John Downs, Duquesne and George W. Downs, of New York.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Children Of William H. Shively And Margaret Jones Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky

The subject of this blog on October 3, 2015 was William H. Shively and Margaret Jones who lived in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Information on some of their children will be the subject of this weeks blog. Listed on the 1860 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of Wm H. Shively age 30, wife Margaret age 29, daughter Maria age 5, daughter Maggie age 3, son Stephen age 2, and daughter Mary age 6 months.  On the 1870 Shiveleys Precinct, Jefferson County, KY is the household of Wm Shiveley age 39, Margaret age 39, daughter Maria age 15, daughter Margaret age 13, daughter Ella age 10, son Harry age 8, daughter Susan age 6, and daughter Sadie age 4.

The following information was taken from the Kentucky death records. Maggie Alsop Shively  Phillips was born 31-Jan-1857 and died 10-Nov-1944.  She was married to Samuel Phillips.

The following information was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Wednesday, February 22, 1956, Page 19, Column 3:
Harry Shively Funeral To Be Tomorrow
The funeral for Harry Shively, 94, member of the family for whom the City of Shively is named, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Hardy Funeral Home, 4101 Dixie Highway.  Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens.
Shively died at 9:15 p.m. Monday at his home, 4230 Dixie Highway.  He had been ill two weeks.
The city got its name from his grandfather, Christian William Shively, who established a mill in the area about 1810.  Harry Shively's father, the late William H. Shively, was a deputy sheriff of Jefferson County.
Was Tourist-Court Pioneer
Harry Shively in 1923 established the first tourist court along Dixie Highway.  He sold it in 1946. He was a charter member of Shively Baptist Church.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. O. L. Michells, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Margaret Adams, Long Beach, Cal.; Mrs. Walter C. Nennsteil and Mrs. J. H. Brink; two sons, Harry R. and William H. Shively; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

The following information was taken from the Kentucky death records. Sue Shively Hollis was born 7-Nov-1863 and died 12-Mar-1938.  The following was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Sunday, March 13, 1938, Page 10, Column 3:
Mrs. Sue S. Hollis
Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Shively Hollis, 74, who died at 3:08 a.m. Saturday at her home, 1506 Berry Blvd., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Lee Cralle Funeral Home, 1330 S. 3d.  Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Portman and Mrs. Maggie Phillips, and a brother, Harry Shively.

Sadie Shively Portman was born 7-June-1866 in Shively, Jefferson County, KY and died 12-Apr-1949.  She was married to Frank P. Portman.  The following was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Wednesday, April 13, 1949, Page 12, Column 2:
Mrs. Sadie Portman
Mrs. Sadie Portman, 82, wife of Frank B. Portman, a retired member of the City Police Department, died at 11:50 a.m. yesterday at Virginia Avenue Convalescent Home.  She lived at 842 S. 36th.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph E. Smart; a brother, Harry Shively; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Dougherty's Shawnee Chapel.  Burial will be in Portland Cemetery.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thomas P. Shively And Nora Welsh Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucky

Kentucky Death Certificate
Thomas P. Shively was born 1-December-1857 and died 23-May-1927 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  He was married to Nora Welsh on 29-January-1884 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Joseph Patrick and Winifred Welsh.  Nora Welsh was born 1-August-1867 and died 10-June-1941.  She is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, Kentucky.  

Listed on the 1900 Jefferson County, Kentucky census is the household of Thos P Shively born Dec-1857, age 42; wife Nora T born Aug-1867, age 32; son John P born Feb-1885, age 15; son Wm H born Dec-1886, age 13; Thos C born Oct-1890, age 9; son Emmet B born Aug-1892, age 7; son Joshua C born Oct-1894, age 5; and son Hewitt born Oct-1896, age 3.  Listed on the 1920 Jefferson County, Kentucky census is the household of Thomas P Shively age 62, wife Nora T age 52, son Camp age 28, son Emmett age 25, son Seeger age 23, son Hewitt age 20, daughter Mary L age16, son Paul age 13, and granddaughter Emily age 3 years and 6 months.

The following newspaper article was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday May 25, 1927, Page 22, Column 4:
SHIVELY--Monday, May 23, 1927, at 10:20 p.m., Thomas P. Shively, beloved husband of Nora Shively (nee Welsh), at the residence, 4002 Southern Parkway. Notice of funeral later.

This article was found in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday, June 11, 1941, Page 22, Column 6:
SHIVELY--Nora, at the residence, 4623 S. 3rd St., Tuesday, June 10, 1941, at 7:30 a.m., beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Shively; devoted mother of Mrs. R. J. Fortenbach, Mrs. R. R. Reutlinger, Camp, Paul, Hewett and William Shively; also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral Thursday, June 12, at 9:30 a.m., from the residence and at Holy Name Church at 10 a.m.  St Ann's Society will meet at the residence, Wednesday, June 11, at 3:30 to recite the rosary.  Holy Name Society will meet Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. to recite the rosary.

Located in the Kentucky Irish American, Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday, February 16, 1901, Page 2, Column 3 was the following:
The funeral of Mrs. Winifred Welsh, who died Sunday at the home of her son-in-law, Thomas Shively, 3223 Third street, took place Tuesday morning from St. Aloysius' church.  The deceased was the widow of the late Patrick Walsh, and was well known and highly respected for her many Christian virtues by the residents of the East End.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Loren Stanton Shively And Katherine Medley In Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Missouri Death Certificate
Loren Stanton Shively was born 29-July-1881 in Edwardsport, Knox County, IN and died 16-April-1956 in Cape Girardeau County, MO. He was the son of Benjamin Shively and Rebecca Hoover.  Loren Stanton (L. S.) Shively was a conductor for the Frisco Railroad. He was married to Katherine Medley.

News articles were extracted from Missouri newspapers as follows:
The Weekly Tribune, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Friday, June 25, 1916, Page 3, Column 6: Mrs. Loren Shively of St. Louis   arrived in this city yesterday, where she will spend several days visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Medley, and other relatives and friends.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, November 4, 1915, Page 6, Column 3:
Mrs. L. S. Shively of St. Louis has been visiting in this city for the past several days. Mr. and Mrs. Shively were citizens of this city several years ago, and now Mr. Shively has a run out of this city and they will move again to Hayti.  We welcome them as citizens again.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, April 24, 1919, Page 6, Column 6:
The Caruthersville postmaster, Mrs. Gertrude McElvain, paid the Hayti postmaster, Mrs. C. S. York, a social call Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. McElvain came over with her cousin, Mrs. L. S. Shively of this place who had gone over to the river city in her car.  Mrs. McElvain is the widow of the late Will McElvain, deceased, and has made and is making the best postmaster Caruthersville has had in a long time, according to the way the postmaster here speaks about her service, and we are sure she speaks with understanding since much of the financial business of this office is now transacted through the Caruthersville office, that being the Central Accounting Office of Pemiscot county, a new innovation introduced by the Burleson regimen, among the other good, bad and indifferent changes that have been made.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, July 10, 1919, Page 6, Column 4:
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Shively and son, Edward, will leave tomorrow morning for Bicknell, Ind., making the trip in their automobile.  Mr. Shively will remain there only a short time, it being necessary for him to return to his Cape-Poplar Bluff run as conductor for the Frisco.  Mrs. Shively and son will remain there, later driving through northern Indiana, Michigan, and through the territory surrounding the Great Lakes.

The Hayti Herald, Hayti, Missouri, September 11, 1919, Page 5, Column 5:
Mrs. L. S. Shively and son, Edward, who have spent the last seven or eight weeks along the shores of the Great Lakes and visiting relatives and friends in Michigan and Indiana, returned home Sunday.  She reports having an excellent summer vacation.  She made the trip by automobile.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

William H Shively And Wife, Margaret Jones, Who Lived In Jefferson Co., KY

Shively Cemetery (June 2006)
William H. Shively was born Jan-1830 and died 19-Jan-1906. He was married on 15-Nov-1853 in Jefferson County to Margaret J. Jones. Margaret was born 29-Sep-1830 and died 16-Jul-1912.  Margaret was the daughter of Stephen Jones and Elizabeth French.  
Listed on the 1860 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of Wm H Shively age 30, wife Margaret age 29, daughter Maria age 5, daughter Maggie age 3, son Stephen age 2, and daughter Mary age 6 months.  On the 1870 Shiveleys Precinct, Jefferson County, KY is the household of Wm Shiveley age 39, wife Margaret age 39, daughter Maria age 15, daughter Margaret age 13, daughter Ella age 10, son Harry age 8, daughter Susan age 6, and daughter Sadie age 4.  On the 1880 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of William Shively age 50, wife Margaret age 49, son Harry age 18, daughter Susan age 16, and daughter Katy L age 14.  On the 1900 Jefferson County, KY census is the household of William H Shively born Jan-1830 age 40, wife Margaret born Sep-1830 age 69, daughter Susan A born Nov-1863 age 36 and grandson Harry R Short born Jan-1885 age 15.  
Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Saturday, January 20, 1906, Page 12, Column 1:
W. H. Shively Dead
Poor Health During Past Year Ends In Death
Well-Known and Popular Man - Had Celebrated Fifty-second
Anniversary of Wedding
William H. Shively, at one time a deputy sheriff of Jefferson county, died at 1:10 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 2121 West Madison street.  He was seventy-six years of age, and had been in poor health for more than a year.  He had been confined to his bed but two days.
Mr. Shively was a member of a pioneer Kentucky family.  He was born near the forks of the Seventh street road, three miles from Louisville.  He was a stanch Democrat, and served as deputy sheriff of Jefferson county for twenty years.  He took an active interest in politics from the time he was old enough to vote.
On November 15, Mr. and Mrs. Shively celebrated the fifty-second anniversary of their marriage.  Mrs. Shively was Miss Margaret Jones.  Besides his wife, Mr. Shively is survived by three daughters and a son, Harry Shively, who lives at the old family homestead.  Former Magistrate J. P. Shively is a brother of Mr. Shively.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Mill Creek church on the Seventh street road Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The Rev. J. S. Scobee, assisted by the Rev. P. G. Thogmorton, will officiate.  The burial will be in the cemetery at Shively, Ky.

The following was found in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Wednesday, July 17, 1912, Page 5, Column 5:
Mrs. Margaret J. Shively
Mrs. Margaret J. Shively, widow of W. H. Shively, after whom Shively Station in Jefferson county was named, died at noon yesterday at the home of her son-in-law, Capt. Frank Portman, 2117 West Madison street, at the age of 82.  Two years ago Mrs. Shively suffered a fracture of her hip, and she had almost recovered from this injury when she had a stroke of apoplexy eight months ago.  She never recovered fully from that attack.
Mrs. Shively's parents came from Wales and settled in what was known as the Pond settlement.  Many relatives of the deceased live in all parts of the State, and she was widely known in Jefferson county.  She is survived by four children, Mrs. Portman, Mrs. Sam T. Phillips, Mrs. Sue Alsop and Harry Shively. A number of grandchildren, among them the Rev. H. R. Short, and several great-grandchildren also survive.  The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock to-morrow morning at the Millcreek church, and interment will be in the family burial place in Shively.