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 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.

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