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, November 28, 2015

William Wilton Shively And Wife, Grace Jones, Who Lived In Franklin County, VA And Alamance County, NC

William Wilton Shively was born 15-July-1904 in Franklin County, VA and died 31-May-1950 in Alamance County, NC.  William Wilton Shively was the son of William Samuel Shively (born 17-Nov-1858, died 29-Sep-1916) and Eliza Alice Thomas (born Jan-1862, died 15-Dec-1952).  William Samuel Shively was the son of Daniel Shively and Sarah "Sallie" Thomas.

William Wilton Shively married Grace Jones.  Grace Jones was the daughter of John W. Jones and Minnie Moose.  

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Thursday, June 1, 1950, Page 15, Column 4:
William W. Shively, Sr.
Elon College, June 1 -- William William Shively, Sr., Elon College, Route 1, died at his home yesterday morning at 11:45 after a week's illness.
Mr. Shively, born in Franklin County, Va., was the son of Samuel Shively and Alice Thomas Shively.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Jones Shively, and two sons, William Shively, Jr., Edwin Lee Shively, both of the home.
Graveside services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Ferrum, Va., cemetery.  The body was taken to the home this afternoon.

The following was found in The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Wednesday, May 4, 1977, Page 18, Column 1:
Mrs. Grace Shively
Greensboro -- Mrs. Grace Jones Shively, 69, of Rt. 1, Gibsonville, died this morning in Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro after several years of failing health.
She was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Minnie Moose Jones, and the widow of William W. Shively.
She was formerly employed by Frissell Fabrics, and was a member of Altamahaw Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include two sons, William W. Shively, Jr. of Rt. 3, Mebane, and Edwin L. Shively of Rt. 1, Gibsonville; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bullard of Haw River, Mrs. Dot Fuqua and Mrs. Ruth Brown, both of Burlington, one brother, Clyde Jones of Burlington, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

This obituary was located in The Times-News, Burlington, NC, Friday, March 17, 1969, Page 14-B, Column 1:
Mrs. Minnie M. Jones
Mrs. Minnie Moose Jones, 85, of 312 Caswell St. died at her home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock following several years of declining health and five months of critical illness.
A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Robert William and Mrs. Amanda Isenhour Moose.  She was the wife of John W. Jones of the home, who survives, and was a member of West Burlington Methodist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include four daughters, Mrs. Jerry Bullard of Haw River, and Mrs. Carl Fuquay, Mrs. Fred Brown and Mrs. Grace Shively, all of Burlington; two sons, Clyde Jones of Burlington, and Clarence Jones; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.  The Rev. Chester Brown, pastor of West Burlington Methodist Church, will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington through the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.  At other times, they will be at the residence of Clyde Jones at 313 Kernodle Drive.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Henry W. Shively And Wife, Frances Magee, From Indiana To Kansas And Grand County, Colorado

Henry W. Shively was born ca 1851 in OH and died Feb-1893 in Colorado.  Henry W. Shively was a brother to Charles Edward Shively who was the subject of last weeks blog. They were sons of Henry Shively and Mary Brower. Henry was married to Frances Magee on 3-Jul-1882 in Grand County, CO. Frances was the daughter of William and Sarah Magee.

Henry W. Shively was a miner and is listed on the 1880 Grand County, CO census. Frances Shively is listed as a widow on the 1900 Rice County, KS census and is living in the household of her parents.  In the household are William Magee born Sep-1827, wife Sarah A born Dec-1834, daughter Frances A Shively born Mar-1849, grandson Charles W born Apr-1886, granddaughter Pearl A born Dec-1889 and granddaughter Ruth H born Apr-1893.

Articles located in the Colorado newspapers give information regarding the death of Henry W. (H. W.) Shively.  Extracted from the Aspen Evening Chronicle, February 2, 1893:
Crushed To Death
Two Miners Caught In A Snow-Slide Yesterday
John W. Bradley and H. W. Shively Lose Their Lives Near The Durant Tunnel--Buried
Underneath From Twenty To Thirty Feet Of Snow - They Had Visited A Warm Place To
Eat Their Dinners
The great snowstorm which set in Monday night already caused the death of two of our citizens, and unless great precautions are observed by those exposed to the perils of snow slides, many more fatalities may be looked for.  At about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon a report came down from the Durant tunnel that a snow slide had just occurred. burying two men employed in the Little Nell mine. Hurrying to the scene of the disaster a reporter for The Times found a large force of men working with all their strength in the hope of being able to discover the imprisoned men in time to save their lives.  Mr. Rohlfing, a civil engineer employed at the Durant tunnel, stated that it was not positively known that the men were buried, but that they had been seen a few moments before the avalanche occurred at about the point of its descent.
The gentleman further said that he was at the mouth of the Durant tunnel when a Swede by the name of Anderson, came running up, saying that he thought Bradley and Shively were buried beneath it.  Mr. Rohlfing gave the alarm and all the men in the Durant tunnel hurried out and began to make search for the missing men. Fresh tracks were discovered leading directly toward the great mass of fallen snow which was in some places twenty to thirty feet in depth.  The men seized rods of iron, shovels and everything else that could aid them in their search for the missing men and thoroughly explored the line of foot travel that the men would necessarily follow in going up the trail.
In a little while more men arrived on the ground and it is said that there were during the greater part of the search at least fifty persons engaged in the effort to find the missing men. About 4 o'clock the body of Shively was found pressed in against the ore house of the Little Nell where it had been carried by the force of the sliding snow.  One side of the unfortunate man's face was severely bruised but there were no other marks of violence upon the body. The search went on and a short time after Bradley's body was also found near the same place where his companion and been discovered.  Both men had apparently been simply smothered to death.
The unfortunate men, H. W. Shively and John T. Bradley, were working in the Little Nell mine as co-lessees of C. H. Bennett, and it appears from later information that they left off work at noon yesterday and went down to the Durant tunnel where they were acquainted to eat dinner where it was warm and comfortable, and upon their return to the Little Nell, situated about 300 feet distant, were caught by the snow slide.
Mr. Shively leaves a wife and three children in poor circumstances, and his death is certainly very sad.  It is said that they has been out of work for some time before entering upon his duties at the Little Nell a few days ago, and that he had just made arrangements to borrow a little money to make a payment upon the property in which he lived.  Mr. Shively has a brother living in Richmond, Ind., who is a very prominent attorney.
Mr. Bradley is said to be unmarried, with no friends in this section of the country. He has resided in Aspen for several years, coming here from New Jersey where he followed the business of rubber manufacturer.  He lived by himself in a little house he owned near the ben of Monarch street, in Eames' addition.  About two months ago he took the Keeley cure, and is very highly spoken of by those who knew him.
The arrangements for burial of the unfortunate men have not yet been made.

The following was located in the Aspen Daily Times, February 7, 1893:
Card Of Thanks
I beg space in the columns of The Times to tend my heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors for their kind assistance in the death and burial of my dear husband, to the men for their untiring efforts to find my husband, dead or alive, to Sam D. Goza, and to Manager Rice and the Stuttz Theatrical company for their kind services in my behalf.  May God in his infinite mercy spare them from ever having to go through the affliction which I have been called upon to endure.
                                        Mrs. H. W. Shively

The kindness of the community was demonstrated in this article following the death of H. W. Shively. The article was located in the Aspen Daily Times, February 5, 1893:
At The Tivoli
"A Celebrated Case" at Mrs. Shively's Benefit Monday Night
The Stuttz New York Theater company will present "A Celebrated Case" at the Tivoli Monday night for the benefit of Mrs. H. W. Shively, whose husband perished in the late snow slide. The Stuttz company is well known is Aspen, playing a successful engagement here last week, and as The Times has already spoken so favorably of them it is not necessary to do so now.  Suffice it to say that it is one of the best dramatic organizations anywhere in the West, and the most fastidious theater goer need have no fear of being disappointed in the least.  They presented "A Celebrated Case" here last week, and it is spoken of as being one of their best plays.  Every cent received by Monday night's performance will be given to Mrs. Shively, and no doubt the home will be crowded with people who can, in their way, show their sympathy for the very needy widow and mother.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Charles Edward Shiveley (Shively) And Wife Lilly Ray Who Lived In Wayne County, Indiana

Charles Edward Shively
Charles Edward Shiveley (Shively) was born ca 1855 in Preble County, Ohio and died 29-March-1917 in Wayne County, Indiana. Burial was in the Earlham Cemetery, Wayne County, IN. He was the son of Henry Shively and Mary Brower. He was married to Lilly Ray.

Charles is listed on the 1860 Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio census in the household of his parents. Listed are Henry Shively age 52, wife Mary, son Lewis age 25, daughter Melinda age 23, daughter Christena age 20, daughter Elsby age 18, son Harvey age 16, daughter Maria age 14, son Henry age 11, daughter Marida age 9, daughter Emma age 7 and son Charles age 5. Listed on the 1910 Richmond City, Wayne County, Indiana census is the household of Charles E Shively age 55, wife Lilly R age 53.  He is listed as an attorney and married 34 years.

The picture above is from the following article extracted from the West Lebanon Gazette, Thursday, August 25, 1904, Page 2, Column 6:
Shively Made Chancellor
Indiana Man Is Placed at the Head of the Order of Knights of Pythias
Louisville, Ky., Aug 19.--The Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias Thursday took up the election of officers.  Charles E. Shively, of Richmond, Ind., was elected supreme chancellor in succession to Tracy R. Bangs, of Grand Forks, N.D. There was a spirited contest for the office of supreme vice chancellor and it went to Charles A. Barnes, of Jacksonville, Ill.

The newspaper obituary for Charles E. Shiveley was located in the Cambridge City Tribune, Thursday, April 5, 1917, Page 1, Column 2:
Death of Hon. Chas. E. Shiveley
The unexpected death of Hon. Chas. E. Shiveley, the well known member of the Wayne county bar, at his home in Richmond Thursday after an illness of only two days, was indeed a shock to his many friends.  An acute attack of grip, complicated by a heart ailment, was the cause of death.
He was one of Richmonds and one of Wayne County's most prominent citizens, was widely known as an attorney, Knights of Pythias and Republican politician throughout Indiana.
Charles Edward Shiveley was born on a farm in Treble county, Ohio, July 8, 1853. He was the son of Henry and Mary Shiveley. When 8 years of age he moved to Wabash county, Ind., and in 1868 he attended a Presbyterian boarding school at Wabash two years. In 1870 he removed with his parents to near Cambridge City. He graduated from the public schools of this city and taught school several years, meantime fitting himself to enter Hanover college, where he finished his Junior year in 1874.  In 1875 he entered the law office of attorney W. S. Ballinger, after several years preliminary reading, and was admitted to the Wayne county bar, practicing his profession here several years.
On December 15, 1875, he was united in marriage with Miss Lily Ray, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Ray, of this place, and during their five years residence here their two children were born.
In 1880 he was elected prosecuting attorney of this county and then removed from here to Richmond, where he has since resided.
Mr. Shively was re-elected prosecuting attorney in 1882, and since then has devoted himself to the practice of his profession.  In 1894 he was elected state senator from Wayne county, holding that office one term of four years.  During his term in the legislature he was chairman of the steering committee and at the second session of his term in 1897 he was elected president pro tim of the senate. After retiring from the senate, Gov. Mount appointed him a member of the board of managers of the Indiana reformatory, which position he held five years, a part of which time he was president of the board.
In 1875, he became a member of Cambridge lodge, No. 9 of the order of Knights of Pythias, where he loyally continued his membership until his death, as he also did his membership in Company 65, Uniform Rank.  Being ambitious, he rapidly passed through the chairs of the subordinate lodge and was then elected to the grand lodge of Indiana, where he passed the chairs of that body.  In 1886 he was elected grand chancellor of the order.  In 1890 he was elected supreme representative and thereby became a member of the supreme lodge. In 1892 he was elected supreme vice chancellor, and in 1894 at Louisville, Ky., he was elected supreme chancellor of the order and held that position over two years.
He is survived by the widow, a son, Ray K. Shiveley, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Holmes, wife of Dr. Harry Holmes of Oberlin, Ohio, formerly a member of Earldom faculty. James VanMeter, his brother-in-law, and family of this place are relatives. Mr. Shiveley and family leave many friends here to whom his death comes as a great blow and full of sorrow.
The Wayne county bar association met in special session Saturday morning and passed resolutions fitting to his high standing and esteem.  Knights of Pythias from all parts of the county visited the home in a body Saturday evening.  Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon.  Interment at Earlham.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

David Shively And Wife, Rebecca Jones, Who Lived In Mahoning County, Ohio

David Shively was born on 18-Sep-1838 and died 21-Nov-1894.  He was the son of George Shively (1798-1883) and Mary Grove (1806-1859).  David Shively married Rebecca Jones in Mahoning County, OH on 7-Mar-1865.  Rebecca Jones was born 22-Nov-1843 and died 4-April-1927.  Rebecca Jones Shively is buried in New Four Mile Cemetery, Austintown, Mahoning County, OH.

On the 1870 Mahoning County, OH census is the family of David Shively age 31, wife Rebecca age 26, son Clarantine age 4, and daughter Demona age 2.  Listed on the 1880 Mahoning County, OH census if David Shivley age 40 farmer, wife Rebecca age 34 keeping house, son Clarentine age 14, daughter Demona age 12, daughter Crea L age 4, and son Leopold age 2.  On the 1900 Mahoning County, OH census is Rebecca Shivley born Nov 1843, daughter Chrea born June 1876 and son Lee born May 1878.

David Shively and Rebecca Jones were the parents of at least the following children:  Clarentine born ca 1856  died  and married Mary E. Ellis 6-Dec-1891 Mahoning County, OH; Demona born 14-Apr-1868 died 15-Sep-1916 and married Cassius E. Cross 25-Feb-1889 Mahoning County, OH; Chrea born 21-June-1876 died 3-Oct-1962; Lee born 18-May-1878 died 31-May-1966 and married Minnie Osborn 20-Dec-1905 Mahoning County, OH; Ina V. born 2-Jul-1881 died 15-Aug-1972 and married to Howard E. Brickley 19-Jul-1899 Mahoning County, OH.

Additional information on the children of David and Rebecca Shively located in the newspapers includes the following extracted from the New Castle News, Monday, September 18, 1916, Page 2, Column 3:
Mrs. Cassius E. Cross.
Concerning the death of Mrs. Cassius E. Cross of Youngstown, who was well known in this city and whose husband formerly resided here, the Youngstown Vindicator says in part:
Mrs. DeMona Shively Cross, 122 Breaden street, a well known club woman and highly respected resident of the Southside, died at the City hospital at 5 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases after an illness of short duration.
Mrs. Cross was born in Austintown 48 years ago the daughter of Rebecca Jones Shivley and the late David Jones (***note, this should be Shively not Jones).  She attended Kent Normal school and taught in the Haselton school for a number of years.  Twenty-eight years ago she was united in marriage to Cassius E Cross, who survives with three children, Vera, Amber and Glen.  The mother, two brothers, C. T. Shively of Rogers, O., Lee Shively of this city and two sisters, Mrs. Howard Brickley of Austintown and Miss Chrea Shively of Youngstown, also survive.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the Haselton P.H.C., the Delphic club and the S.S. chapter of the Home for Aged Ladies.  She was a faithful member of the Central Christian church.
Funeral services were held at the residence at 2 p.m. today with Rev. William Dunn Ryan officiating.

The following was located in The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Thursday, June 23, 1927, Page 8, columns 4-5:
Mayor Shiveley Of Rogers Dies
Brief Illness Fatal To Man Prominent In Village Affairs
Charles T. Shively, aged 62, mayor of the village of Rogers and a former postmaster, died at his home at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday of pneumonia after an illness of less than a week.
Mayor Shively was about his official duties until a week ago. Last Wednesday afternoon he drove to the cemetery of a departed member of the Knights of Pythias.  Upon his return home he complained of having chills and the next day confined to his bed.  He took a relapse Sunday and although he rallied from this his condition grew steadily worse until the end came peacefully.
Mr. Shively was born in Austin township in 1865, a son of the late David and Rebecca Shively, pioneer settlers in this locality.  He was married in 1891 to Mary Ellis of Austintown.
He attended Austintown township district schools and for several years was a teacher. He taught in West Austintown, Smith's Corners, Perkin's Corners, Cornersburg and Pine Hill.  For some time he was engaged as a gauger at the New Middletown distillery.
He moved to Rogers 20 years ago where had since made his home.  He was appointed postmaster of the village under the Wilson administration and served two terms.  Two years ago he was elected mayor.
Besides his widow he leaves five children, Roy and Beatrice of Rogers; David of Canton; George, Cleveland and Mrs. John Wason of Cleveland.
One brother, Lee Shively, of Youngstown and two sisters, Chrea Shively of Youngstown and Mrs. Howard Brickley of Austintown also survive.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and active in the affairs of the organization.  He was a member of the organization.  He was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral service was held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Methodist church at Rogers, in charge of Rev. Shudduck.