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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.

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