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.


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  4. Hello, My name is cheri and I am trying to fine the person that a military flag belongs to. I saw a picture of a flag on my facebook page that belongs to Maurice C. Shively Masterseargent E., SQ 38, 117
    Aero SQDV. Kelly field, Texas. Born in Newport, PA Died May 13, 1948 in Coatesville, pa as a result of world war 1 aflictions. I would love to see this flag get to the correct family. The flag was found by an antique collector. The flag is currently at the Newport Legion here in pennsylvania. Please contact me and let me know if this belongs with your family. My phone number is 717-919-6692. I work at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and am also a veteran of the US Air Force. Thank you
    Cheri Daniel