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, December 26, 2015

John Wilhelm Shively And Wife Nancy Beatty From Huntingdon County, PA To Blair County, PA

John Wilhelm Shively was born on 17-Oct-1842 and died 28-Mar-1923 in Blair County, PA. He was the son of Daniel Shively and Mary Wilhelm. Mary Wilhelm Shively died 13-Apr-1857 and is buried in Shaffersville Cemetery, Huntington County, PA.  John Wilhelm Shively married on 1-Sep-1867 to Nancy Beatty, daughter of Eli Beatty and Maria Dry.  Nancy Beatty was born 21-Aug-1844 and died 22-Dec-1932 in Blair County, PA.

On the 1850 Porter Township, Huntingdon County, PA census is the household of Daniel Shively age 55, wife Mary age 46, son Samuel age 16, daughter Minerva age 13 and son John W. age 6.  On the 1860 Borough of Alexandria, Huntington County, PA is the household of S. W. Shively age 26, wife Eliza age 21, son Morris age 1, father Daniel Shively age 62 and brother John age 18.  Daniel Shively is living in the household of his son, S. W. Shively in 1870 in Blair County, PA.  On the 1870 Birmingham Borough, Huntingdon County, PA is the household of Jno W Shively age 27, wife Nancy age 27, son Henry S age 2 and daughter Maria age 6 months.  Listed on the 1900 Snyder Township, Blair County, PA census is the family of John W Shively born Oct 1844, wife Nancy A born Aug 1844, son Robert B born Apr 1880, daughter Lillian S born Feb 1883 and son Mahen S born Mar 1886.  A blog article was written on 11-Jun-2011 regarding some of the related family of John W. Shively.

The following article was located in the Tyrone Daily Herald, Tyrone, PA, Thursday, May 21, 1891, Page 4, Column 2:
This morning at ten o'clock the impressive ceremony was performed, at the home of the bride at Ironsville, which united in marriage Miss Maria Shively, daughter of John W. Shively and wife, and Mr. Francis D. Keefer, of this place, the officiating clergyman being Rev. J. B. Brennamen, the Methodist minister at Birmingham. The newly made couple were the recipients of many useful and valuable presents.The groom is the very obliging and pleasant clerk in the clothing store of Mahlon Cryder. They departed on Day Express to spend their honeymoon in the eastern cities. The HERALD joins with their many friends in wishing them a married life of unalloyed happiness.

Located in The Tyrone Herald, Thursday, February 25, 1892, Page 8, Column 6:
In about two weeks John W. Shively and Francis D. Keefer will open a general merchandise store in their new building now in course of construction at Ironsville. We wish the gentlemen success in their new venture.

The newspaper obituary for Nancy Beatty Shively was located in the Tyrone Daily Herald, Friday, December 23, 1932, Page 8, Column 2:
Mrs. J. W. Shively
Died At Her Home At Ironsville Last Night
Last night at 10:45 o'clock, Mrs. John Shively, passed away at her home at Ironsville from infirmities due to old age.  Mrs. Shively had been a patient sufferer for several years.
Nancy Beatty Shively was a daughter of the late Eli and Maria Dry Beatty.  She was born at McVeytown, Mifflin county, August 21, 1844 and moved into the Ironsville vicinity many years ago.  In 1807 she was united in marriage by Rev. John H. Clark, with John W. Shively, who preceded her to the grave ten years ago.
Surviving her passing away are two daughters, two sons and two grandchildren as follows: Mrs. F. D. Keefer, Ironsville; Mrs. H. M. Christian, Altoona; Robert B. Shively and Mack S. Shively at home, at Ironsville.  The grandchildren are Nancy and Jean Christian, Altoona.
Mrs. Shively had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Ironsville since girlhood days.  Her beautiful christian life was an influence for good in the community while in the home she was everything a mother's love could give to those who were near and dear to her.  Her life was a blessing to those with whom she came in contact and she will be missed by her legion of friends.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church at Ironsville, conducted by Rev. J. J. Cummings.  Interment at Birmingham.

The newspaper obituary for John Wilhelm Shively was located in The Tyrone Daily Herald, Thursday, March 29, 1923, Page 1, Column 4:
John W. Shively
Passed Away At His Home At Ironsville
John W. Shively, one of the best known and respected citizens of Ironsville, passed into the eternal life on Wednesday night at 11:50.
Mr. Shively was a son of the late Daniel and Mary Shively and was born at Alexandria, October 17, 1842 and was aged 80 years, 5 months and 11 days.
When a boy he drove his father's boat on the canal from Hollidaysburg to Philadelphia.  On September 1, 1867 he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy A. Beatty, a daughter of Ely and Maria Beatty.  To this union, seven sons and daughters were born, four of whom are living.  They are as follows:  Mrs. F. D. Keefer, of Ironsville; Mrs. Harry M. Christian of Juanita Park; Robert and Mac at home.
Mr. Shively had been in the sand at teaming business over 40 years. He was also connected with his son-in-law, F. D. Keefer, for 31 years in the mercantile business at Ironsville.  He was a sincere christian, and was devoted to his church and family. He was one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Ironsville and will be greatly missed in the community, as one of the leading members of the Ironsville Methodist church.
Funeral services will be held in the church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. B. B. Dysart, pastor of the church.  Interment will be made in Presbyterian cemetery at Birmingham.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Clayton W. Shively And Wife, Clara Schell In Clearfield County, PA

Clayton W. Shively And Clara Schell Shively
Clayton W. Shively was born 6-Nov-1879 in Laurel Pike, Union County, PA and died 22-Sep-1957 at Allentown Hospital, Lehigh County, PA.  He was the son of William Isaiah Shively and Mary Ann Schaeffer.   William Isaiah Shively was born 15-Aug-1854 and died 22-May-1936 in Centre County, PA. William Isaiah Shively was the son of Daniel Shively and Elizabeth Keisler (Keister). Clayton Shively married Clara Schell.  Clara Schell was born 17-Aug-1882 in Mifflinburg, Union County, PA and died 14-Dec-1964 in the Clearfield Hospital.  She was the daughter of George Schell and Ellen Cornelius.  

The picture at the left was found with the following newspaper article in The Progress, Clearfield, PA, Thursday, September 15, 1955, Page 14, Columns 4-5:
Open Hours Planned For Shively Anniversary Sunday, September 18
Sunday, September 18, will be an important day for Mr. and Mrs. Clayton W. Shively of 209 Maple Avenue, for on that date they'll be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  An open house for their relatives and many friends is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively have been residents of Clearfield for the past 40 years and have lived that entire time in the same house at Plymptonville.  They are the parents of five children: Mrs. Margaret Betts, George and Lester of Clearfield; John of New York and Mrs. Mary Jo Knepp of Harrisburg.   They also have 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
The couple was married in a ceremony at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Schell, at Mifflinburg, September 18, 1905.  The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Vaughn T. Rue, pastor of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Shively is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Isaiah Shively of Glen Irons.  The newlyweds began housekeeping at Laurelton.  They later moved to Philipsburg where they resided for about five years before moving to their present home at Clearfield.
Mr. Shively has been employed for the past 18 years by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways.  He and his wife have been members of the West Side Methodist Church since moving to Clearfield and Mrs. Shively is a member of the church's Women's Society for Christian Service.  Mr. Shively is also a longtime member of the Old Town Sportsmen's Association.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Monday, September 23, 1957, Page 10, Column 6:
Clayton W. Shively
Clayton W. Shively, 77, of 209 Maple Ave., Clearfield, died at 7:20 a.m. yesterday at Allentown where he was visiting relatives.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born at Millmont, Union County, November, 1879, Mr. Shively had been a resident of Clearfield since 1915.  An employe of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for the past 20 years, he was a member of the West Side Methodist Church and the Old Town Sportsmen's Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Shively of Clearfield, and the following sons and daughters:  Mrs. William I Betts, George W. Shively and Lester W. Shively, all of Clearfield; Mrs. Mary K. Knepp, Harrisburg, and John A. Shively, Tonawanda, N.Y.  Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be from the Nicholson Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Earl N. Rowe officiating.  Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. tomorrow until time of the services Wednesday.

The Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, September 24, 1957, Page 2, Column 4:
The name of a brother , Wilford Shively of Glen Iron, Union County, was inadvertently omitted from the obituary of Clayton W. Shively, 77-year-old Clearfield resident, which appeared in yesterday's Progress.

The following newspaper obituary was found in The Progress, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, December 15, 1964, Page 2, Column 5:
Mrs. Clara Shively
Mrs. Clara Carr Schell Shively, 82, of Clearfield, widow of Clayton W. Shively, died yesterday at 11:50 p.m. in the Clearfield Hospital.
Born Aug. 17, 1882, at Mifflinburg, she was the daughter of the late George and Ellen Cornelius Schell.
She was a member of the West Side Methodist Church.
Surviving are the following children:  Mrs. Willis J. Knepp, Harrisburg; John A., North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Mrs. William I. Betts Jr., George W. and Lester W., Clearfield; 11 grand-children and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bess Read, Allentown.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Nicholson Funeral Home.  The Rev. Dr. Willis J. Willard will officiate.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Friends will be received in the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until time of services Thursday.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ronald Shively In Wayne County, Michigan And Ancestors In Wood County, Ohio

A Shively descendant recently enquired about more information on the lineage of his grandfather, Ronald Shively.  Original research was done to see if additional information could be found.  

The following family is listed on the 1940 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan census: Ronald Shively age 32 born PA and an engraver in a printing shop, wife Catherine age 23 born in Canada and daughter Shirley age 2 born in Michigan.  On the 1930 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan census is Frank Shively age 48 born in OH and a tool maker at an auto factory, wife Cora age 48, born in OH and married 22 years, son Sinclair age 24 born in OH and an engraver in photo engraving, son Ronald age 22 years born in PA and an engraver in photo engraving, boarder Ruby Gates age 18 born in TN and a cigar maker in a cigar factory. The following family is located on the 1920 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan census: Frank L Shively age 37 and a tool maker for a motor car company, wife Cora age 37, son Sinclair age 14, and son Ronald age 11. On the 1910 Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan is Frank Shively age 28, wife Cora age 28, son Sinclair age 4 and son Ronald age 2.  

On the WWI registration card is Frank Louis Shively, 1220 Brush, Detroit, MI, age 37, born 31-August-1881 and working for Ford Motor Company.  His nearest relative is listed as Cora Shively,wife.  On the WWII registration card is Frank Louis Shively, 6422 Lincoln Ave, Detroit, Wayne Co, MI, age 60, born 30-Aug-1881, born near Bowling Green, OH.  He is listed as working for himself, Shively Radio and Appliances.  

Frank L Shively and Cora Bush were married in Crawford County, OH on 4-May-1904.  Frank is the son of Charley Shively and Fanny Lewis and was born in Wood County, OH.  Frank's residence is given as Toledo, OH.   Cora Bush her residence as Crestline, Crawford County, OH.  

Charles M Shively and Fanny Lewis were married on 4-August-1879 in Hancock County, OH.  Charles Morrison Shively and Francis (Fanny) Celeste Shively are buried in Riverside Cem, Defiance County, OH.  Charles Morrison Shively was born 18-Aug-1848 in Wood County, OH and died 2-Oct-1935 in Henry County, OH.   Fanny Lewis was born 18-Dec-1858 and died 9-Aug-1927 in Henry County, OH. She was the daughter of John Lewis. The Ohio death certificate for Charles M Shively lists his father as John H. Shively.  It is possible the H. stands for Henry.  

Located on the 1900 Flatrock Township, Henry County, OH census is Charles Shively age 45 born Aug 1845 married 20 years, wife Francis age 42 born Dec 1857 having born 6 children and 6 living, daughter Maud age 20 born 1880, son Henry age 17 born July 1882, daughter  age 15 born 1885, son Ralph age 10 born Aug 1889, daughter Mildret age 1 born 1899 and grand daughter Ducel age 2 born 1898.

Located on the 1880 Center Township, Wood County, OH census is Charles Shiveley age 32, wife Francis age 24, daughter Maud age 6 months, father Henry Shively age 78 and sister Minevra age 38.  

The parents of Charles Morrison Shively are found on the 1870 Center Township, Wood County, OH census:  Henry Shively age 68, wife Margaret 66, daughter Minerva age 24 and son Morton age 21.    On the 1860 Center Township, Wood County, OH census is Henry Shively age 58, wife Margaret age 56, daughter Minerva age 18, daughter Cynthia age 19, daughter Lucinda Groves age 25, son Alva age 15, son Morrison age 13 and grandson John H Groves age 3.

The lineage of this family is well documented.  Henry Shively was born 23-May-1802 in Millville, Columbia County, PA and died 5-Mar-1886 in Bowling Green, Wood County, OH. He married Margaret McCartney.

Henry Shively (1802-1886) was the son of Henry Shively (1762-1821) and Elizabeth Green (1763-1809).  

Henry Shively (1762-1821) was the son of Christian Shively born 25-Dec-1718 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland died 16-Nov-1773 in York County, PA and Esther Neff.

Christian Shively (1718-1773) was the son of Christian Shively (Schaeublin) born 6-Nov-1683 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland and died before 18-Apr-1752 in Lancaster County, PA.  Christian married Barbara Spittler.

Christian Schaeublin was the son of Durs Schaeublin.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

John Shively Who Lived In Granite County, Montana

The following was extracted from The Philipsburg Mail, Philipsburg, Montana, Thursday, February 21, 1889, Page 4, Columns 1-2:
John Shively, one of the early settlers in Montana, was found dead in his bed at the Metropolitan last Friday morning, by his room mate, Mr. Wakefield, who supposed him to be sleeping and attempted to awaken him about 9 o'clock, when he was horrified to find his friend cold in death.  It was evident that Mr. Shively had died early in the evening and was dead before Mr. Wakefield retired, as he heard no noise from Mr. Shiveley's bed during the night.  He stated to the coroner's jury that he took off his shoes outside the door and went in very quietly to bed without striking a light through fear of waking his room mate, whom he knew to be nervous and easily disturbed when sleeping.  Mr. Shively had been subject to fits of apoplexy for some time past and every indication went to show that he died while struggling in one of them.  The coroner's jury returned a verdict accordingly.  He was 56 years old and has lived in the west since '52.  His only relative in this country is a brother who lives at Black Pine.
The death of John Shively recalls a very remarkable incident and adventure of his life in connection with the Nez Perce Indian troubles in 1877.  During the fall of that year, Mr. Shively attempted to cross the country from the Black Hills to Philipsburg, and had made his way with his pack animals and all his belongings to the National Park.  When night came on he pitched camp and retired for the night, but was soon disturbed by a band of Indians who came suddenly upon him and made him their prisoner.  After they had searched and taken all his belongings, they completed him to ride a horse and guide them through the Park, as they claimed they had lost their way and wanted to get to the British possessions.  On the second day of their travels they came upon a party of tourists, consisting of about a dozen people, and the Indians at once opened fire on them, killing the men and taking some of the women prisoners.  The names of all the party cannot be ascertained, but the ladies who were taken prisoners were a Mrs. Dr. Carter, her sister, and a daughter.  Dr. Carter was shot in the head and was seen to fall from his horse to the ground. From this the party proceeded through the Park with their fair prisoners and Mr. Shively as guide.  After reaching the Yellowstone, Mr. Shively, who fortunately could talk their language, persuaded the Indians to let the women go, and they were given ponies at set at liberty.  They made their way to Helena, and to their surprise found Dr. Carter there ahead of them, with only a slight wound in the head.  The family are all living now, and supposed to reside near Radersburg, Montana.  Mr. Shively, however, remained their captive, the Indians claiming that he knew too much about the country to let him go; but he finally made his escape by jumping over and embankment in the night, and reached Helena after two days and nights of travel, without any food, except two potatoes and one egg.  From there he wrote his old friend, John G. McLean, of Philipsburg, who informed him in return that the party he had so nobly rescued were safe under his roof, to which place Mr. Shively had directed them before they were released from the savage tribe.

It is known from the following source that John Shively was a brother to Sim Shively.  Sim Shively was the son of John Shively and Mary Spahr who lived in Guernsey County, Ohio.  The following was extracted from The New Northwest, Deer Lodge, Montana, Friday, September 14, 1877:
Life With The Nez Perces
The Capture And Adventures Of A Prospector As Guide To Joseph
Thirteen Days In The Nez Perces Camp, Showing The Other
Side Of the Picture
A Prospecting Tour That Led To Joseph
On Tuesday of this week Mr. John Shively, a brother of Sim Shively now of Deadwood, arrived here from the Nez Perces camp via Bozeman and Helena, he having escaped from their camp 10 or 15 miles from Clark's Fork ones, on or about the 3d of September, after having been captured by them and taken along thirteen days as a guide.  His adventure furnish a remarkable and interesting chapter in border life give us and inside view of the Nez Perces campaign and being now of universal interest we give his narration of the circumstances as fully as possible.
Nearly all old-time West Siders know John Shively.  He is a man on the sunset side of life, of sturdy build in heart and body, has been twenty years on the frontier, is a gentleman of strict veracity and high character.  His recital may be relied upon as absolutely correct.  Mr. Shively was a resident of this county for six years, is a mill-wright, and built or assisted in building both the mills at Cable, the Ray & Hendric mill at Butte, one at Blue Cloud and one at Indian Creek.
Journeyings And Propectings
In 1871 Mr. Shively left Montana for Arizona. Remaining there six or seven months he came to Ploche Nevada, where he stayed two years.  Thence he went to Eureka, Nev., remaining one year.  From thence he went to Benton, Mono county, California, and left there in February, 1877, for Deadwood.  After prospecting there a party was organized to prospect the Big Horn, Powder River, and Wind River countries.  The party numbered thirty-one men. Mr. Shively was elected Captain.  They were all experienced miners, many of them having spent several years in the mining States and Territories.  They protected carefully up the eastern branches of Powder River, some eighty miles to the Big Horn mountains.  
(This story continues but this portion is included to establish some family history for John Shively.)