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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.

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