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.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Solomon C. Shively And 1st Wife Sophrona And 2nd Wife Mary Jane Yount Peck Who Moved From IL To Idaho

Solomon Shively was the son of Stephen Shively (1828-1912) who married in Clinton County, Indiana ca. 1850 to Catharine Metzger (1831-1914).  The parents of Stephen Shively were Jacob Shively (1805-1872) and Susan Metzger (1806-1883).  The parents of Jacob Shively were Johannes (John) Shively, Sr (1775-1848) and Esther Wolf (1785-1822).  The parents of Johannes (John) Shively were Christian Shively, Sr (1744-1834) and Susanna Cripe (1748-1818).  The father of Christian Shively was Ulrich (Uli) Shively baptized 8-Jan-1722 in village of Oberdorf, District of Waldenburg, Canton of Baselland, Switzerland.

In reviewing the census records Solomon and 1st wife Sophrona Shively had at least the following children:  Joseph born ca. 1874, Lilly born ca. 1877, Lucy born ca. 1879 and David Henry born 1881.   Solomon and 2nd wife Mary Jane had the following children:  twins William Oren and Vinnie May born September 1883, Catherine born July 1888, twins John and Stephen born November 1891, and Mary born July 1893.  There is an obituary in the Post Register for a J. E. (Jack) Shively which mentions he was born Nov. 21, 1892 and was a brother to the children of Solomon and Mary Jane Shively.  It is not known at this time if this is the twin brother of Stephen or if this is another son of Solomon and Mary Jane.

The following information was located in The Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois, Sunday, February 21, 1926, Page 13, Column 3:
Get Details Of Shively Death
Kidney Trouble Appears As Complication To Pneumonia --
Death Came Quietly
Concerning the fatal illness of her brother Solomon Shively, Mrs. Amos Wrightsman of Cerro Gordo has received a letter from her nephew Steve Shively, in which he tells that his father was taken ill at Denver, Feb. 5, while enroute home to Idaho Falls, and was taken from the train and to a hospital where he died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.  In the hospital the physicians declared that not only was the sick man a victim of kidney trouble, but pneumonia had developed, his temperature being 103 when he arrived in the hospital. In addition to the hospital staff specialists were called to treat him without avail.  After being taken to the hospital the sick man watched the hurried work of his attendants and commented "You act as though you thought I was going to die". A moment later he shifted his position, settled himself as though for a nap, and never afterwards was conscious. In response to a telegram telling of his illness, his son William Shively, went to Denver and accompanied the body to Idaho Falls where funeral services were conducted Thursday, Feb. 11.

This newspaper obituary was found in The Post-Register, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Thursday, March 30, 1939, Page 3, Column 4:
Death Comes To Mary Shively, Aged Resident
Mrs. Mary Janes Shively, 80, wife of the late W. S. Shively of this city, died Wednesday at 10:50 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Sleepey, on route 4.  Death came after a brief illness.
Mrs. Shively was born in Gentry county, Mo., on March 8, 2859.  Before coming to Idaho Falls 22 years ago she lived in Decatur, Ill.
Survivors include the following sons and daughters:  Mrs. Charles Sleppey, Mrs. Ben Moore, Idaho Falls; Mrs. John Metzler of Iowa, La.; Joe Shively of McKeown, Calif.; J. E. Shively of Twin Falls and W. A. Shively and Steve Shively of Idaho Falls.  Fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
The body is at the McHan funeral home.

The newspaper obituaries for the father and mother of Solomon Shively follow. Located in The Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois, Sunday, December 15, 1912, Page 1, Column 5:
Deacon In Church Half Of Century
Stephen Shively Dies At Cerro Gordo At 84 Years
Stephen Shively, of Cerro Gordo, died Saturday afternoon after an illness of 13 weeks with diabetes, from which he has suffered for years.  Thirteen weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and since then he has been bedfast  His throat was paralyzed but his condition improved and until last Thursday has been gaining strength.  Last Thursday, he suffered a second stroke of paralysis and since has been unable to speak or take nourishment.
Mr. Shively was born in Dayton, O. December 28, 1828 and had he lived one week longer would have been 84 years old.  He moved into Clinton county, Illinois early in life and into Macon county in 1858.  Before coming to Macon county he was married to Catherine Metzler, August 8, 1850, two years after he joined the Dunkard church.  Eight years after his marriage he was elected a deacon of the church and served continuously until his death. 
He lived in Macon county until 1881 he moved to Cerro Gordo to make his home.
He leaves a widow, three children, S. C. Shively, Decatur; Mrs. Anna Wrightsman, Mrs. John A. Cripe, Cerro Gordo, 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o'clock in the Church of the Brethren in Cerro Gordo, the Rev. Mr. Adams officiating.  Burial will be in the West Frantz cemetery in Cerro Gordo.

The following was extracted from The Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois, Saturday, October 17, 1914, Page 1, Column 5:
Mrs. Stephen Shively Dies In Cerro Gordo
Was Nearly 83 Years Old And Lived In Macon County More Than Fifty Years
Mrs. Stephen Shively died in her home in Cerro Gordo, Thursday, after an illness of several years.  She was 82 years, 11 months and 11 days old.  Mrs. Shively was born near Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1831 and with her father moved to Indiana in 1836. She united with the German Baptist church in 1849 and was married to Stephen Shively Aug. 8, 1850.  Five children were born, three of whom still live, these three being: Solomon C. Shively, Decatur; Susanna Wrightsman and Hannah Cripe, both of Cerro Gordo.  She leaves 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Shively, of Lordsburg, Cal.
Mrs. Shively came to Macon county in 1858, moving to Cerro Gordo in 1881.  Her husband died December, 1912.  They were both among the first members of the German Baptist church.  Mrs. Shively was well known throughout the community and was loved as a mother and true friend.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o'clock this afternoon in the Church of The Brethren, in Cerro Gordo.  Burial will be in the West Frantz cemetery.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

William Thomas Shively And Wife Teresia E. Hayden Who Lived In Pottawattomie County, Iowa

William Thomas Shively, who is living in honorable retirement in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was born in Taylor county, Kentucky, March 8, 1830.  He joined the Union army as a private and won promotion of the rank of captain. When the war was ended Mr. Shively bought a farm in Taylor county, Kentucky, which he sold after a year and then gave his attention to the milling business until he came to Pottawattamie county, Iowa, in the summer of 1866.  For several months he worked in the steam sawmills at Lewins Grove near Avoca, and in the spring of 1867 he began farming, in which he continued until the following winter, when he entered the employ of the Rock Island Railroad Company. He worked at grading until the road was completed to Council Bluffs in the same year.  Subsequently he entered the car repairing department of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and so continued until 1869.  In that year he removed to Lemars, Iowa, where he homesteaded one hundred and ebixty acres of land and turned his attention to farming, cultivating and developing that place until the spring of 1882, when he went to O'Neill, Nebraska.  He there pre-empted one hundred and sixty acres of land, which he brought under cultivation, and upon that farm lived for sixteen years, his labors converting it into a rich and productive property.  Removing to the city of O'Neill, he there lived for six years, and in 1904 he came to Council Bluffs, where he has since lived retired, enjoying well earned ease.  His life has been one of untiring activity and enterprise and thus he acquired a handsome competence, enabling him now to live in honorable retirement. On the 4th of October 1853, Mr. Shively was married to Miss Terresa Hayden, a daughter of James and Elenor (Hayden) Hayden, who though of the same name were not related.  The marriage was celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Calvary, Marion county, Kentucky. (This information was taken from "History Of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, From The Earliest Historic Times to 1907" by S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, copywrite date 1907, pages 743-746, a book found in the Council Bluffs, Iowa Library, and retyped by Richard Dale Shively, of Ralston, Nebraska, great grandson of William Thomas Shively.)

Several articles were located in the Council Bluffs, Iowa newspapers.  Extracted from the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Wednesday Evening, February 9, 1921, Page 12, Column 2:
Capt. W. T. Shively of 811 South Twenty-second street, Omaha, is suffering from a stroke of paralysis, following a hemorrhage of the brain.  This happened the past week and he is now recovering slowly.  He was a former well known resident of this city and has many relatives residing here.

The following was extracted from The Sunday Morning Nonpareil, Sunday, March 11, 1911, Page 6, Column 3:
Capt. W. T. Shively entertained at a 1 o'clock dinner Sunday at his home, 8328 Avenue A.  Places were arranged for Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Gallagher, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Shively and family, Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Anderson and family, J. H. Shively and family, all of Omaha, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Loper and family, Mrs. S. E. Anderson and Mr. Will Anderson, of this city.

This newspaper obituary was found in The Evening Nonpareil, Friday, April 26, 1907, Page 2, Column 3:
Mrs. Teresia E. Shively
Mrs. Teresia E. Shively wife of Capt. W. T. Shively, 3256 Avenue A, died at 6:10 o'clock this morning of the infirmities of old age, after a decline of four years.  She was 68 years of age.
Mrs. Shively was born in Lebanon, Marion county, Ky., in 1838, and was married to Capt. Shively, April 4, 1853, at Calvary, Ky.   She had been a resident of this city about three years, having removed to Council Bluffs from O'Neill, Nebraska.  She was a member of St. Francis Xavier's church.
Surviving her are three daughters, five sons, a brother and a sister:  Mrs. F. G. Loper, 1217 Sixth avenue; Mrs. S. E. Andrews, at home; Mrs. E. T. Gallagher, 3329 Avenue B; W. T. Shively, Norfolk, Neb.; J. H. Shively, Omaha; R. C. Shively, 2743 Avenue D, this city; G. Shively at home; F. J. Shively, Windon, Minn.  The brother and sister are W. and Sarah E. Hayden of Lebanon, Ky.
The funeral announcement will be made later.

The following was found in the Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, December 24, 1922, Page 3, Column 2:
Capt. Wm. T. Shiveley Dies Here At 92 Years
Civil War Veteran, Former Resident Of O'Neill, Had Been Nebraska Resident Of 41 Years
Captain William T. Shively, civil war veteran, died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stella Rose, 2114 South Thirty fourth street, at the age of 92 years.  He had been a resident of Nebraska for forty-one years, and came to Omaha ten years ago from his former home at O'Neill.
Captain Shively was born in Green county, Kentucky.  He enlisted in the union army in 1861, and was made a captain less than a year later of Company H. Tenth Kentucky volunteer infantry.  He was mustered out December 4, 1864.  
Surviving him are a brother, Sylvester Shively, Lebanon, Ky.; five sons, William T., O'Neill, Neb.; George, Ralston, Neb.; Richard, Council Bluffs, and Frank and James of Omaha, and three daughters, Mrs. Sarah Anderson and Mrs. Stella Rose, Omaha, and Mrs. Fred Loper of Council Bluffs.  There are twenty-three grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday from the home of Mrs. Rose, to Lady of the Lourves church, Thirty-second avenue and Francis street, at 9 o'clock.  Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery, Council Bluffs.