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 24, 2016

1916 Letter To Santa Claus From Vonda Shively Who Lived In Mercer County, Ohio

The Celina Democrat, Celina, Ohio, Friday, December 22, 1916, Page 1, Column 4:
                                                                                                           Coldwater, Ohio
Dear Santa Claus --I am a little girl 8 years old. I go to school most every day. I want for my Christmas a writing desk, a book satchel and a story book. I also have a little brother 23 months old. Bring him a little rocking chair and some nice toys. Bring us both candy and all kinds of nuts. As ever your little girl.
                                                                                   Vonda Arrahwanna Shively     

Vonda Arrahwanna Shively was born on 31-Oct-1908 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 9-Mar-1995 in Miami County, Ohio.  She was married to Arthur Russell Grunert who was born 4-Sep-1904 and died 29-Dec-1988.  Both are buried in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.  Vonda Shively was the daughter of Joseph Earl Shively and Maude Baker.  Joseph Shively was the son of Isaac Shively and Elmira A. Fitzwater. Isaac Shively was the subject of the Shively blog article written on September 12, 2015.

Located on the 1920 Salem Township, Auglaize County, Ohio census is the household of Joseph E. Shively age 34, wife Maud age 31, daughter Vonda age 11, son Ashley B. age 4 and son Paul L. age 3.  Listed on the 1910 Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio census is the household of Joseph Shively age 25, wife Maud age 21 and daughter Vonda age 1. 

The following newspaper obituary for the father of Vonda Shively Grunert was extracted from The Piqua Daily Call, Monday, August 10, 1970. Page 10, Columns 1-2:
Joseph E. Shively, Retired Hobart Mfg. Foreman, Dies
Joseph Earl Shively, 85, of 418 S. Wayne, died at 4:15 a.m. in Piqua Memorial Hospital where he had been patient two days after having been in failing health several years.
Born in Mercer County, March 13, 1885, he was a son of Isaac and Elmira Fitzwater Shively. He was married to the former Maude Baker on June 5, 1907 in Spencerville. They moved from Spencerville to Piqua in 1924.
Mr. Shively was a retired foreman at Hobart Manufacturing Co. and a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Maude, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Grunert (Vonda) of Piqua; two sons, Ashley B. Shively and Paul L. both of Piqua; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and five brothers, Roy Shively of Manton, Mich., George of Fife Lake, Mich., Ray of Modesto, Calif., Carl of Bakersfield, Calif., and Hamer of Eugene, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Hahn at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cron Funeral Home with burial in Mimia Memorial Park.
Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home between 3 and 5 p.m. and 7 and 9 pm.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Otis C. Shively And Wife Aileen R. West Who Lived In Mercer County, Ohio

Otis Shively/Aileen West Marriage
Information on the lineage of Otis C. Shively who lived in Mercer County, Ohio was requested by a Shively descendant. From information found it is believed that this lineage may be as follows: Ulrich Shively (1722-1776) and Elizabeth Thommen were the parents of Isaac David Shively. Isaac David Shively (1759-1823) and 2nd wife, Lydia Miller (1785-1805) were the parents of David Miller Shively. David Miller Shively (1803-1883) and 1st wife Hannah Clapp (1807-1842) were the parents of Harvey Shively. Harvey Shively (1836-1916) and wife Sarah Jane Lacy (1840-1892) were the parents of Levi Shively. Levi Shively (1871-1965) and wife Effie May Smith (1878-1950) were the parents of Otis C. Shively.  Otis C. Shively Shively married Aileen R. West.

David Shively/Hannah Clapp Marriage
David Miller Shively and 1st wife Hannah Clapp were married in Darke County, Ohio on 16-June-1825 (Volume A1, Page 68). David Shively was born 3-Oct-1803 and died 3-Jul-1883 in Mercer County, Ohio. He is buried in Burntwood Cem. Hannah was born 22-Nov-1807 and died 21-Aug-1842.  The following census records for this family were located with David's 2nd wife Esther Angel Rush:  1850 Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio listed David Shively age 47, Esther age 37, Mary A. age 22, William age 16, Harvey age 13, David Rush (stepson) age 13, Abraham age 12, David age 10, Isaac age 2; 1860 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed David Shively age 56, Easter age 46, Abram age 21, David age 18, Isaac age 12, Jacob age 10, Hetty age 7; 1870 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed David Shively age 66, Ester age 56, Abraham age 28, Isaac age 22, Calvin age 18; 1880 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed David Shively age 66, Ester age 66, Mary age 53, J. Cal age 30, and John age 19.

Harvey Shively/Sarah Jane Lacy Marriage
Harvey Shively was born 4-Mar-1836 Darke County, Ohio and died 29-Jan-1916. He is buried in Swamp College Cem., Mercer County, Ohio.  He married Sarah Jane Lacey on 7-Sep-1857 in Mercer County, Ohio.  Sarah was born 9-Aug-1840 and died 15-Oct-1892. The following census records for this family were located: 1860 Franklin Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Harvy Shively age 23, Sarah age 19, Anna age 10 months; 1870 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Harvy Shively age 34, Sarah age 30, Anna age 10, Margaret age 6, David age 2; 1880 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Harvey Shiveley age 44, Sarah age 40, Margaret age 16, David age 12, Levi age 8, and Elmira age 8.   Harvey is living with his son Levi Shively on the 1900 census. The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Celina Democrat, February 4, 1916, Page 1, Column 4:
The Grim Reaper
Harvey Shively, age 79 years, 10 months and 25 days died Saturday, January 29, at his home four miles northwest of Coldwater. Death was due to heart trouble.
Deceased was born in Darke county, March 4, 1836. March 18, 1854, he moved with his parents to Mercer county. July 25, 1857 he was married to Miss Sarah Jane Lacy, and to this union was born eight children. His wife and three children preceded him in death.
He served in the Civil War in Company D. 193rd regiment, O.V.I.
He is survived by one brother A. W. Shively, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and two half-brothers, Isaac Shively, Manton, Mich., and Cal Shively, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
The children are Mrs. John Shatto, Sidney, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Langel, Celina; David Shively, Bryant, Ind., Mrs. Henry Schwartze, of near Coldwater and Lee Shively of near Coldwater. He is survived by thirty grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1 at Beaver Chapel and interment in the cemetery nearby. Rev. F. P. Cordier officiated.

Levi "Lee" Shively was born 20-Sep-1871 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 16-Jun-1965 in Paulding County, Ohio. Lee Shively married Effie May Smith on 26-Aug-1897 in Mercer County, Ohio. Effie May was born 23-Oct-1878 and died 25-Oct-1950. The following census records for this family were located:  1900 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio Harvey Shively (father) born March 1836 age 64, Levi Shively (son) born September 1871 age 28, Effie M. born October 1879 age 29, Opal O. born June 1898 age 2;  1910 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Levi Shively age 38, Effie M. age 31, Opal O. age 11, Ottis C. age 9, Lilian age 6, Albertine age 4, Vernon age 3 months,  Harvey (Father) age 74; 1920 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Levi Shively age 48, Effie age 41, Ottis age 19, Lillian age 16, Arvesta age 13, Vernon age 9, Valore age 7, Eugene age 2, Myrna age 4 months;  1930 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio Levi Shively age 58, Bessie age 51, Bernard age 20, Malore age 17, Paul age 12, Merna age 10 and Edwin age 8.

Otis C. Shively/Aileen R. West Marriage
Otis C. Shively was born 13-Oct-1900 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 25-Feb-1981. He is buried in Swamp College Cem., Mercer County. Otis married Aileen R. West on 7-Feb-1922 in Mercer County, Ohio.  The following census records for this family were located: 1930 Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed O. C. Shively age 29, Aleen age 30, Ruth age 7, Vivian age 2, Mary Lee age 1; 1940 Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Otis Shively age 39, Aileen age 40, Ruth age 17, Joan age 12, Mary Lee age 11, Wanda age 9, Donald age 4.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Jacob Shively And Wife, Isabelle Reed, Who Lived In Jefferson County, Ohio And Howard County, Missouri

Isabelle Shively Death Certificate
Jacob Shively was born 1-Nov-1827 in Ohio and died 13-Oct-1897 in Howard County, Missouri.  He was buried in Washington Cemetery, Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri. Jacob Shively was married on 22-Dec-1852 in Jefferson County, Ohio to Esibelle (Isabelle) Reed.  She was born 21-Jun-1830 in Jefferson County, Ohio and died 17-Jun-1911 in Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Zachariah and Margaret Reed.

Listed on the 1850 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio is the household of Zachariah Reed age 72, wife Margaret age 60, son Thomas age 26, daughter Mary age 23 and daughter Isabella age 21. Listed on the 1860 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio census is the household of Zachariah Reed age 73, wife Margaret age 63 and son Thomas age 26.  On the 1860 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio is the household of Jacob Shively age 32, wife Isabel age 29, son John R. age 6, son Thomas F. age 5, daughter Mary C. age 3 and son Louis P. age 2.  Listed on the 1870 Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri census is the household of Jacob Shively age 42, wife Isabel age 39, son John 16, son Thomas age 15, daughter Mary age 13, son Lewis age 12, son George age 10, son Segal age 8, son William J. age 5, daughter Margaret age 3, and Nancy Parish age  87.

The following newspaper article was extracted from the Chariton Courier, Friday, July 3, 1885, Page 2, Column 4:
One of the most pleasant days of our sojourn in this section was spent last Sunday at Mr. Jacob Shively’s. Mrs. Shively celebrated her 55th birthday and her son, George, his 25th, both being on the same day. Mrs. Shively, assisted by her daughters, Mrs. Grisham, and Misses Maggie and Josephine, gave us one of the finest dinners it was ever our lot to assist in devouring. Nothing fine, but everything good, as only Mrs. S. knows how to prepare. A few of the neighbors were invited, among them James Cuddy and daughter, Miss Dora Wilhoit, Chris Noll and wife and daughter, James Robinson and wife, Lou Wells, wife and sister, Wm. Latham and family, John Shively, son and brother; Thos. Shively, son and brother; Lou Wright, brother-in-law, and wife. Plenty of refreshments of all kinds were in abundances, especially in the shape of wit and humor, furnished by John Goll, whom we forgot to mention above. We think John was the busiest one in attendance, flying around like a kite without a caudal appendage, but after dinner he seemed to have gotten bullast enough to hold him level and he sailed off nicely. Messrs. Binks and Walcott, of Lewis’ Mill, were in attendance also. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves to their utmost capacity. Mr. Wilkerson (the never to be forgotten Pat) being so overcome with excitement in anticipation of such a good time, had to give up to Miss Chile, to whom he devoted his entire attention to the great discomforture of Miss Maggie.  Mr. Noll got so full of celebration that he has been confined to his room ever since – 46 glasses will confine most any one.

This newspaper obituary was found in the Chariton Courier, Friday, June 23, 1911, Page 1, Column 6:
Mrs. Isabelle Shively, born June 21—1830, died at the home of her son, George Shively, June 17—1911. She was a native of Ohio, and her maiden name Isabelle Reid. Married to Jacob Shively at Jefferson County Ohio, December 23, 1852 coming to Missouri in May 1867 and living in Howard County until 1880, moving to Chariton county in that year. Her husband Jacob Shively died in 1898 and since that time she lived with her son Lou until his death two years ago, after which she made her home with other children. Grandma Shively died a member of the Helna church, Methodist, tho in early life was converted and became a member of the Campbellite church at her girlhood home. She was the mother of six boys and six girls, eight of whom survive her.  Her remains were laid to final rest in the cemetary at Glasgow, funeral services having been conducted at the residence of her son George Shively by Rev. J. A. Snarr.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Samuel Shively And Wife, Letitia Bender, Who Lived In Richland County, Ohio

Ada Shively/John Franklin Elliott Marriage
The following newspaper item appeared in The Mansfield News, Friday Evening, December 15, 1899, Page 7, Column 3: 
J. Elliott and family ate their Thanksgiving dinner with Mrs. S. Shively and family.

John Franklin Elliott and Ada Shively were married in Richland County on 21-Oct-1886. Ada Shively was the daughter of Samuel Shively and Letitia Bender. 

Located on the 1860 Mifflin Township, Ashland County, Ohio census is the household of Samuel Shively age 26, wife Lettie age 25, son Franklin age 4, son Wm. C. age 3 and son Morris H. age 1. Listed on the 1870 Mifflin Township, Ashland County, Ohio is the family of Samuel Shively age 36, wife Luticia age 35, son William age 12, daughter Orvil age 9, daughter Elizabeth age 7, daughter Emma J. age 6, daughter Ada age 4, son John age 2, daughter Helen age 3 months and Dinna Bender age 25. Found on the 1880 Weller Township, Richland County, Ohio census is Samuel Shively age 46, wife Letitia age 44, son A. Frank age 23, son C. William age 22, son H. Morris age 21, daughter B. Ora age 19, daughter M. Lizze age 17, daughter J. Emma age 16, daughter Ada age 14, son John age 12, daughter Hellen age 10, daughter Effie age 8, daughter Hattie age 6, and son Eddie age 3.

Samuel Shively was born 2-Mar-1834 and died 4-Jan-1896. He was married to Letitia Bender on 11-Mar-1855 in Ashland County, OH. Letitia was the daughter of George Bender and Maria Stoop. Samuel and Letitia are buried in Pavonia Cemetery, Richland County, OH.

Following is additional information regarding some of the at least 12 named children of Samuel Shively and Letitia Bender.  William C. Shively born 29-Aug-1857, died 16-Jan-1937 in Richland Co., OH, married 27-Apr-1882 in Erie County, OH to Lizzie Jeanette Boynton who was daughter of David Boynton and Emma Russell; Elizabeth M. Shively born 13-Jul-1862, died 24-Apr-1932 in Seattle, King County, Washington, married Lew E. Osbun on 24-Feb-1884 in Richland County, OH. living in 1900 in Newton City, Harvey County, KS, living in 1920 in Spokane City, Spokane County, WA; Ada Shively born 4-Apr-1866, died 17-Nov-1943 Richland Co., OH, married 21-Oct-1886 in Richland County, OH to John Franklin Elliott, both buried Pavonia Cem.; Helen Shively married U. S. Grant Coble in Richland County in 1892; Harriet Shively was born 16-Feb-1874, died 18-Mar-1947 in Richland County, OH., married 25-Apr-1912 to Hugh J. Clark; see the Shively blog written on 27-Feb-2016 for more information on "Eddie" Edgar Roderus Shively; 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Perry Nicholas Shively And Wife Mary Jane Carroll Who Lived In Summit And Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Perry Nicholas Shively was born on 21-Nov-1859 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio and died 26-Feb-1933 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He is buried in Markillie Cemetery, Hudson, Summit County, Ohio.  Perry was the son of Andrew J. Shively and Sarah Ackroyd Jones. (For more information on Andrew and Sarah Shively view the Shively blog article written on 22-Aug-2015).  Perry Nicholas Shively was married to Mary Jane Carroll on 1-Sep-1880 in Portage County, Ohio. She was the daughter of John Carroll and (first name not known) O'Connor.  Mary Jane Carroll was born 14-Aug-1855 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio and died 26-Sep-1944 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Listed on the 1900 Hudson Township, Summit County, Ohio census is the household of Perry N. Shively born Nov-1859, age 40, a blacksmith, wife Mary J. born Aug-1857 age 42, daughter Angie born Feb-1882 age 18, son George A. born Jul-1888 age 11, son Carroll H born Jun-1893 age 6, son Andrew P. born Mar-1896 age 4, and son Donald born Aug-1898 age 1.  Located on the 1910 Hudson Village, Summit County, Ohio census is the family of Perry N. Shively age 49, wife Mary J. age 50, son George age 21, son Carroll age 16, son Andrew age 13, son Donald age 11 and son Perry age 1.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Akron Beacon Journal, Tuesday, February 28, 1933, Page 21, Column 1:
Perry N. Shively Dies At Lakewood
HUDSON, Feb. 23 --  Perry N. Shively, 73, former Hudson resident, died at his home in Lakewood, late Saturday after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in St. James church of Lakewood. Father Gaffney of St. Mary's church of Hudson will conduct the burial services at the Markilee cemetery.
Shively is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Lew Kline; six sons, George, Carroll, Andrew, Donald, and Perry Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Martin, of Akron, and Mrs. Charles Morril of Jeannette, Pa.; and a brother, George Shively. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning in Lakewood, O.
Shively was born and reared in Hudson and spent most of his life here.  He conducted a blacksmith and wagon making shop on Main st.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Daniel Royal Shively And 1st Wife Maud M Furley And 2nd Wife Nannie E Carter From Jefferson County, Ohio

Daniel R Shively/Maud M Furley Marriage
Daniel Royal Shively was born on 30-Jan-1873 (Jefferson County, OH Birth Register Volume 1, 1867-1879). He was the son of John Shively And Sarah Jane "Jennie" Wolf. (The Jefferson County, OH marriage record lists John Shively and Sarah Ann Wolf married 2-Oct-1857. In other records she is listed as Sarah Jane or "Jennie"). Daniel Royal Shively was married 1st to Maud M Furley on 20-Nov-1897 in Beaverhead County, Montana. Maud Furley was born 18-Aug-1878 and died 10-Jun-1916, buried Mountain View Cemetery, Park County, Montana. Daniel R Shively was married 2nd to Nannie E. Carter on 14-May-1911 in Ada County, Idaho.  Daniel R. Shively died 21-Dec-1937 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles County, California.
Daniel R Shively/Nannie E Carter Marriage
Listed on the 1870 Saline Township, Jefferson County, OH census is the household of John Shively age 36, wife Jenny age 33, son William age 13, son Edward age 12, son Charles age 9 and daughter Clara N age 7.  Listed on the 1880 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah census is the household of John Shively age 43, wife Sarah J age 43, son Charles E age 19, daughter Clara N age 17 and son Daniel R age 8. On the 1900 Yellowstone County, Wyoming census is the family of Dan R Shively born 30-Jan-1872 age 28 and wife Maud M born 8-Aug-1878. 

Daniel R Shively could not be located on the 1910  census records.  Maud Furley Shively is listed in the household of her parents on the 1910 Sweet Grass County, Montana. Listed are Joseph B. Furley age 53, his second wife Eva D age 42 and daughter Maude Chively age 31 listed as married 12 years and no children.  Maud is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery and the headstone names her as Maud Furley not Shively.  At the time of her death in 1916 Daniel had been married 5 years to Nannie E. Carter.

Listed on the 1924 Los Angeles City Precinct No. 33 list of registered voters are the names of Dan R Shively employed as a shovel fireman and Mrs. Nannie E Shively employed in millinery.  Listed on the 1930 Los Angeles City Precinct No. 1775 list of registered voters are the names of Dan R Shively and Mrs. Nannie E. Shively.  

The Shively blog article written on July 16, 2011 gives additional information on John Shively and wife Sarah who were the parents of Daniel R Shively.  The Shively blog article written on October 8, 2016 gives additional information on William B. Shively who would be the uncle of Daniel R Shively.  John Shively and William B. Shively were the sons of Daniel Shively and Elizabeth Ream from Jefferson County, OH.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Bert Glenn Shively Who Lived In Jasper County, Missouri to Canyon County, Idaho To Kitsap County, Washington

George Shively-Lillian Corwin Marriage
In the records of Jasper County, MO there are found the surnames Shivley and Shively. The lineage of Bert Glenn Shively contains both names.  Bert Glenn Shively was born on 22-Nov-1895 in Duenweg, Jasper County, MO.  He died on 16-Apr-1969 in Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA. Bert was the son of George Annanias Shively (Shivley) and Lillie J. Corwin. George and Lillie were married in Jasper County, MO on 28-Apr-1894.  This marriage did not last long as Lillie J. Shiveley married a second time in Jasper County, MO to Victor Clayton Perry on 11-Mar-1898. George A. Shively did not pass away until 11-Jun-1944.

Located on the 1900 Joplin Township, Jasper County, Missouri is the household of Victor C Perry age 26 born Nov-1873, wife Lillie age 23 born Dec-1876, stepson Bertie Shivley age 4 born Nov-1895, daughter Laura Perry age 1 born Dec-1898.  Listed on the 1910 Meridian Precinct, Ada County, Idaho is the household of Victor C. Perry age          
George A Shively Death Certificate
36, wife Lillie J age 33, stepson Bert Shively age 14, daughter Laura Perry age 11, son Archie age 9 and son Clayton age 1.  

Bert Shively was married first to Ruth Steensma on 14-Apr-1915 in Canyon County, ID.  He was married second to Elizabeth Morin in 1944 in Kitsap County, WA.  The following newspaper article was located in The Caldwell Tribune, Caldwell, Idaho, Friday, April 23, 1915, Page 10, Columns 4-5:  Wednesday afternoon, April 14th at 3:30 o'clock at the home of Priest Marks in Nampa occurred the wedding of Miss Ruth Steensma and Mr. Bertram Shiveley.  The bride wore a beautiful dress of white embroidered voile.  Miss Eleanor Prosser was the bridesmaid and was also attired in white voile. Mr. Botkin of Nampa was best man. Those present at the ceremony were Mr. and Mrs. V Perry, Mrs. Hoofnagel, Laura Perry and Clifford Barnhart.  The bride and groom will make their home in Riverside. The community extends hearty congratulations and best wishes.

Wednesday evening a crowd of young folks met at the Shiveley home in Riverside and serenaded them with tin-pan music.  After Mr. and Mrs. Shiveley had stood as much of the music as they could they invited the crowd in and gave them the treats. The crowd soon left after wishing the bride and groom much happiness.

The marriage certificate of George Shivley and Lillian Corwine is given the consent from the father of the groom.  The certificate records "H C Shivley the father of George Shivley has given consent to this marriage".  

The newspaper obituary for George Shively does not mention his son, Bert Shively, in the article.  Located in the Joplin News Herald, Joplin, Missouri, Monday, June 12, 1944, Page 2, Column 2:
George Shively, 66, Lifelong Resident Of District, Dies
George Shively, 66 years old, of Oakland, a lifelong resident of the district, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Leggett, 2127 Kentucky avenue.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Oakland Christian church with the Rev. John Morgan officiating.
The body will lie in state at the church from 1 o'clock until the funeral hour.  Burial will be in Forest Park cemetery under the direction of the Webb City Undertaking Company. Pallbearers will be P. J. Seersick, Gus Nelson, Henry Hasseltine, Ambrose Cook, Bert Craig and Leon Woosley.
Surviving besides the daughter are a son, Chester H. Shively of Talogo, Okla,; a stepson, George Beaty of Kansas City, and seven grandchildren.

Information regarding the grandfather of Bert Glenn Shively was found in The History Of Jasper County, Missouri, History Of Carthage And Joplin, Other Towns And Townships, Illustrated, Mills & Company, Des Moines, Iowa, 1883, pages 773-774:
HENRY C. SHIVELY, farmer, was born in Columbia county, Pa., Sept 22, 1847, and was there raised. His father, George, is a farmer, and is still living in Pennsylvania. The subject of this sketch was married in April, 1868, to Emma Greninger, who was born and raised in Clinton county, Pa. She died in September, 1872. Mr. Shively was married again Jan. 1, 1874, to Minerva J. Spencer, who was born in Jasper county March 31, 1844. Their children are Rachel C., George A., Effie M., and one not living. Mr. Shively is a member of the Evangelical Church and Mrs. S. of the Christian. Mr. Shively came to Jasper county in 1868. He lived for a time in Oregon, and in California until within the last six years. He owns a good farm of eighty acres and raises good crops; also has a small young orchard; he has devoted some time to mining at Joplin. Mrs. Shively, being born and raise in the county, has seen some of its hardships and the stirring scenes of the war. She has carried meals to the men concealed in the brush during the war, and her father's house was burned down, and they were compelled to leave at night. This farm in is section 15, township 27, range 31, Jackson township.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

William Shively And Wife Nancy Demoss Who Lived In Lee County And Marion County, Iowa

Help is needed with the the research regarding William Shively and wife Nancy Demoss who lived in Iowa.  If anyone would have additional information on these families a Shively reasearcher working on the lineage would appreciate your help. Following is what information can be found.

William C. Schively, age 24, and Miss Nancy Demoss, age 17, were married in Lee County, Iowa by Lyman Young, JP on 27-Jan-1848.  Located on the 1850, 28 Division, Lee County, Iowa census is the household of William Shivley age 25, wife Nancy age 19, and son John age 1.  The household listed before William Shivley is Peter Demoss age 27, wife Arenia age 23, daughter Polly age 6, son Thomas age 5, daughter Nancy age 3 and daughter Mahala age 1.  Listed on the 1860 Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa census is the household of William Shively, wife Nancy age 26, son John age 11, daughter Mary J age 9, daughter Lucy age 4.  Found on the 1870 Polk Township, Marion County, Iowa is the household of William Shively, wife Nancy age 37, son John age 20, daughter Mary Jane age 16, daughter Lucinda age 14, daughter Charlotte age 10, son James age 9,  Marion County, Iowa census is the household of William Shively age 56, wife Nancy age 48, son James age 18, and daughter Prudy age 16. Listed after William Shively is the household of Charles Demoss age 46, wife Elizabeth age 47, son John age 24, son Charles age 22, daughter Mary age 17, son George age 14, son Othe age 12, and three other sons.  Nancy Shively is listed as a widow on the 1900 census.  She is located in the household on the 1900 Kane Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa census at 1105 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs – Nancy Shively born Oct 1831, age 68, widow having given birth to 12 children with 5 living, son James born May 1865, age 35, single, Mary Kennan born Feb 1851, age 49 also a widow and her daughter Daisy Kennan born July 

From the census records 7 of the 12 children of William Shively and Nancy Demoss could be identified.  They are 1) John born 1849 2) Mary Jane born 1851 3) Lucinda born 1856 4) Charlotte “Lottie” born 1860 5) James born 1861  6) Prudy born 1864 and 7) Emily born 1866.  In 1900 Nancy tells the census taker that 5 of her children are still alive. For this article 3 of the 5 could be located.  They are 1) James Shively 2) Charlotte “Lottie” Shively who married James R Frame in Marion County, Iowa on 24-Dec-1881.  James and Lottie left Iowa and moved to Colorado  3)  Lucinda Shively who married David Robinson in Marion County, Iowa on 20-Jan-1875.  David and Lucinda “Lucy” may have lived most of their life in Marion County, Iowa.  

Nancy Demoss Shively died 10-Aug-1908 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa and per this county’s historical society was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Plot Sec. 6 Lot 6, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Please share any additional information you might have regarding these Shively or Demoss families.  Looking to learn who the parents of William Shively might have been, more information regarding the children of William and Nancy Shively, and more information on the parents and siblings of Nancy Demoss.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

John Adam Shively And Wife Alvina C. Moore, Who Lived In Sandusky County, Ohio

A descendant of John Adam Shively and Alvina C. Moore was interested in information on the family.  After reading the article if anyone would know of the burial location for Daniel Shively and Catharine Miller Shively the family would appreciate the information.

John Adam Shively was born 16-Jan-1834 in Richland County, OH and died 14-Sep-1917 in Sandusky County, OH.  He was the son of Daniel Shively (born 30-May-1810 and died on 17-Aug-1890) and Catharine Miller (born 19-May-1811 and died 21-Mar-1878). (An article on Solomon Shively who was a brother to John Adam Shively was posted on March 29, 2015).

Extracted from the Portrait And Biographical Of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1891, Pages 437-438:  “Daniel Shively, was born in Lancaster County, Pa.,  May 10, 1810, and on leaving his native State removed to Richland County, Ohio. He was a shoemaker by trade but in later life engaged in farming. On his removal to Sandusky County, Ohio he purchased a tract of timbered land, built a log cabin and began life in true pioneer style.  Prosperity attended his efforts, and in course of time the cabin home was replaced by a good frame residence, the farm was well cultivated and improved and he also engaged in considerable extent in raising stock. At length he disposed of his interests in Sandusky County and removed to Clyde, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying August 17, 1890. He served as Pathmaster, filled a number of school offices and was a prominent and influential citizen”.

John Adam Shively was married to Alvina C. Moore on 8-Sep-1859 in Sandusky County, OH. She was born 8-Sep-1838 and died 17-Jul-1917. Listed on the 1860 Scott Township, Sandusky County, OH census is the household of John A. Shively age 28 a carpenter, wife Alsina age 19, and John Angus age 25.  Listed on the 1870 Scott Township, Sandusky County, OH census is the family of Adam Shively age 36, wife Alvina age 33, son Arthur age 10, daughter Enrith age 8, son Levi age 3, and son Alton age 1. The following are located on the 1880 Scott Township, Sandusky County, OH census – Adam Shively age 46, wife Alovina age 41, son Arthur age 19, daughter Eurith age 18, son Levi age 12, son Alton age 11 and nephew Alta E Braton age 5.  Located on the 1900 Fremont City, Ward 4, Sandusky County, OH census is the family of J. A. Shively born Jan-1834 age 66, wife not named born Sep-1838 age 61 and nephew James Braxton born May-1874 age 26. 

Thank you to Sharon Barnett who works at the Rutherford B. Hayes Library for extracting Shively obituaries for this article.  The following was found in the Fremont Daily News, September 13, 1917, Page 1, Column 1:
A Pioneer Mason And War Veteran
Late John Shively Also Served In The Famous Rebel Libby Prison
Well Known Fremont Pioneer Answered The Final Roll Call Wednesday After Many Weeks Of Illness – Funeral Saturday Morning
Another esteemed Civil War veteran and pioneer Fremonter answered the final summons Wednesday when John A. Shively, 83, died at his late home 1217 west Garrison street after an extended illness. The deceased had been bedfast for thirteen weeks suffering with a complication of diseases which finally resulted in death.  For the past week his condition had been critical and for three days preceding his death he was unconscious.

The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence. Rev. E. L. Weatherwax pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church will officiate and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.  The Masonic fraternity with which he was affiliated many years will have charge of the last rites.
Mr. Shively was born in Richland county January 18, 1834.  When he was three years old his parents moved to Sandusky county and took up their residence on a farm in Scott township. There he resided until he reached manhood engaged in farm work and in the carpenter trade which he learned at an early age and followed during his life until his retirement.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1859, in Scott township to Alvina C. Moore, the wife who survives. For some years they continued their residence in Scott township but thirty years ago moved to Fremont and took up their home in their present residence on Garrison street where the death of the husband occurred Wednesday afternoon.
At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Shively enlisted for service in the union army. He enlisted at Fostoria but his request to be transferred to Fremont was granted and he served in Co. K. 100th Regiment O. V. I. during the entire period of the war under Capt. Wm. E. Haynes.
While in active service he was captured by confederate forces and for three months he was a prisoner in the Libby prison and suffered all the sorrows of that infamous place. Previous to the war Mr. Shively had joined the Masons and while in confinement there he gave the Masonic signal of distress which was recognized by a confederate officer. Thereafter he was accorded special treatment which frequently resulted in death by starvation. Although it was the custom in the exchange of prisoners for the  Confederates to allow only the sick and infirm northern prisoners whom they expected to die, to be exchanged this officer and Masonic brother secured Mr. Shively return to the north in an early exchange of prisoners.
He returned to Fremont where he remained for a short time and was again called to the front and afterwards saw service in the many engagements in which the 100th regiment participated.
He followed the carpenter contracting business in Fremont until his retirement four years ago caused by advanced years. Associated with him in the trade were his sons Arthur and Alton Shively who are at present following the same trade in Fremont.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Trinity church and was also a member of Brainard Lodge No. 336, F. & A.M. and Fremont Chapter No. 64, R. A. M.
He was one of the oldest members of Masonic fraternity in Fremont and with the possible exception of one or two members was the oldest member of Brainard lodge.  He was always faithful to his Masonic obligations and a regular attendant at the meetings of the lodge until age and ill health prevented.  He was made a Master Mason in 1855.
Besides the widow he is survived by three sons Arthur of Fremont, Louis of Chicago, and Alton Shively of Fremont; one daughter Mrs. Chas. Fry, Fremont; eleven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two brothers Daniel Shively, of Napolean; Jos. Shively, Fremont, two sisters Mrs. Benj. Fausey, of Gibsonburg, and Mrs. Rhoda Bierly, of Rising Sun, other relatives and many friends.

The following obituary was found in The Fremont Daily News, December 24, 1917, Page 1, Column 5:
A Real Pioneer Was Mrs. Shively
Death Sunday Of Highly Esteemed Fremont Resident Many Years
Husband Died Few Months Ago – Funeral Services At The Late Residence Wednesday Morning – Many Relative Survive
The death of Mrs. Alvina C. Shively occurred Sunday morning at her late home on Garrison street. She was 79 years of age. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. L. Weatherwax, past of the Evangelical church, at the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.
Mrs. Shively was the daughter of Elisha and Phebe C. Moore, of Scott township. She was born September 8, 1838, and resided at the home of her parents until September 8, 1867, when she was united in marriage to the late John A. Shively at the home of her brother, Dr. John C. Thompson, of Rollersville. Mr. and Mrs. Shively resided for some time in Rollersville and later upon a farm in Scott township. Thirty years ago they became residents of Fremont. Both had been members of the Evangelical church and were active in all branches of the church’s work. In recent years Mrs. Shively took particular interest in the Sunday school and the Women’s Building Society.
The deceased had five brother and sisters, only one of whom survives. There are three sons and a daughter, Arthur L. Shively, Alton L. Shively, and Mrs. Urith May Fry of Fremont, and Louis Shively of Chicago, also 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Shively was one of the real pioneers of this county and city and was a woman widely known and with many friends. Until September last not a death had occurred in the family of the deceased. On Sept. 12, her husband died. Mrs. Shively was a woman always highly respected, a loving wife and mother, kind friend and neighbor.