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.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

James Clifford Shively And John R. Shively Who Lived In Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

John R. Shively And James C. Shively
James Clifford Shively And John R. Shively were grandsons of John L. Shively and Vadia (Nevada) Hodge.  John L. Shively and Nevada Hodge were the subjects of last weeks blog.  James Clifford Shively and John R. Shively were the sons of John L. Shively and Laura B. Newingham.  James was born 29-Apr-1924 and died 12-Mar-2003. James C. Shively was married 8-Aug-1945 to Constance I. King.  She was born 13-Dec-1926. He was married second to Esther Dorothy Calhoun on 28-Feb-1949. John R. Shively was born ca. 1930. 

The following newspaper article was found in The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, March 21, 1951, Page 1, Column 2:
Meet In Korea
Scottdale brothers, Sergeant James C. Shively (right) with the Service Company of the 27th Infantry Division and Private First Class John R. Shively, with a transportation battalion, met for the first time in two years recently.  The reunion took place in Taegu, Korea, on February 25.
Sergeant Shively is now serving with the famed Wolfhead Regiment, which was then in Suwon, Korea.  It is one of the first United States units to enter the Korean War from Japan.  Private First Class Shively is one of the many reserves called to active duty as a result of the action in Korea.  He returned to service on September 30, 1950, and arrived in Korea on December 24 of that year.  The transportation battalion is sponsored by the Reading Railroad of Reading, and is stationed at Sindong, Korea.  It is one of the main links supplying equipment to all front line troops.
Sergeant Shively is one of the many Regular Army men whose voluntary enlistments were extended by the Government to meet the crisis in Korea.

Located in The Daily Courier, Friday, August 22, 1947, Page 1, Column 6:
Westmoreland County Youths Enlist In Army
Several Westmoreland county youths have been enlisted in the Regular Army, according to M/-Sgt. John T. Bilpuch, in charge of the Greensburg recruiting district.
James C. Shively, husband of Mrs. Constance B. Shively and son of Mrs. Laura B. Shively of 716 West Pittsburg street, Scottdale, reenlisted for three years, selecting the European command for his service.  He has a total of three years and eight months in the Army, his last tenure being with the 71st Infantry 44th Division.

The following was extracted from The Daily Courier, Thursday Evening, October 3, 1946, Page 1, Column 4:
Asks For Divorce
GREENSBURG, Oct 3. – Laura Shively of Scottdale has filed a divorce libel here against John L. Shively, charging desertion.

The marriage between John L Shively and Laura B Newingham was not without problems. From The Evening Standard, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Monday, October 25, 1937, Page 1, Columns 4-5:
Mother Of 4 Fails In Attempt On Own Life
Connellsville Woman In Hopital; Drank Bottle Of Turpentine
Mrs. Laura Shively, 33, of Snydertown, north of Connellsville, the mother of four children, was in a serious condition today in the Connellsville State hospital as a result of an attempted suicide in her home Saturday night by drinking turpentine.
According to County Detective John C. Wall and Police Chief Andrew Thomas of Connellsville who conducted an immediate investigation, the woman was suffering head injuries and a swollen face.
Domestic troubles, officers said, were the cause of the suicide attempt.  County Detective Wall reported that Mrs. Shively drank the contents of a small bottle of turpentine in the pantry of her home at 6 o’clock Saturday evening while the family was preparing for the evening meal.
An investigation is being conducted to determine to source of the head injuries, officers said.
Rushed To Hospital
Nothing was known of the suicide attempt until 10 o’clock Saturday when the woman fainted.  On recovering she revealed the fact to her husband, John Shively, Connellsville automobile salesman, who rushed her to the hospital.
Regaining consciousness in the Connellsville hospital, the woman told Chief Thomas that her husband had been “running around with another woman” and that she had asked him not to do it, declaring that she could not live without him.
Hospital authorities reported her condition as “fairly good” while Dr. E. F. Harris, attending physician would not make a statement due to the internal action of the poison.
Mrs. Shively is the mother of four children, James, 13; William, 11; Jack, 8 and David, 4.

1 comment:

  1. Hi...I stumbled onto your website in my search for information about my great-grandmother, who was a Shively. She's a bit of a mystery and I would appreciate any help you could provide. If you are able, would you email me at I'll share what info I have. Thanks in advance!