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 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.

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