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.

Friday, January 8, 2016

John L. Shively And Wife, Vadia (Nevada) Hodge, Who Lived In Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

John Shively and Vadia Hodge Marriage
John L. Shively was born 17-Mar-1856 and died 18-Oct-1929 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, PA.  The PA death certificate lists his father as George Shively who was born in Germany.  John L. Shively was married first to Lovina Tedrow.  He was married second to Vadia Hodge on 22-July-1897.  She was born 3-Jul-1873 in Westmoreland County, PA and died 30-Jun-1953 in Scottdale, Westmoreland County, PA.   She was the daughter of Samuel Hodge and Catherine Hixson.

Listed on the 1900 White Precinct, East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA is the family of John L Shively born March 1856 age 44 married 3 years, wife Nevada born July 1874 age 25, daughter Girtrude born August 1897 age 2, daughter Ivaline born February 1899 age 1, daughter Olive born October 1886 age 13, son Robert born July 1890 age 10, daughter Ruth born 1893 age 7.  Listed on the 1910 East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, PA is the household of John Shively age 54, wife Nevada age 35, daughter Gertrude age 13, daughter Ivaline age 11, daughter Hazel age 9, son John age 6, son William B age 3, daughter Opal Jane age 1, daughter Olive age 23, son Robert age 19 and daughter Ruth age 17.  

The following article was found in The Daily Courier, Connersville, Pennsylvania, Friday April 22, 1910, Page 5, Column 1:
Another High Cost
There is a lot of talk about this matter of the high cost of living, but what could one expect when other things cost so high as evidenced by a startling occurrence in which a farmer of near town figured in this week.  John L. Shively, S. S. Flack, Jerry Elder and John Breegle are among those who have been planting new fruit trees this spring.  Mr. Shively had a consignment of trees coming to him from a nursery over in Maryland.  When the bundle came instead of fruit trees they were hydrangeas.  A mistake in shipping had been made, and in order to have the mistake remedied quickly to be with no loss Mr. Shively hurried to the long distance telephone, called up the nursery and informed the latter of the error.  When he got through the brief conversation and was ready to pay his telephone call bill one of $2.50 made him nearly drop dead.  The next time it will be no telephone for him.

This article was located in The Daily Courier, Monday, October 21, 1929, Page 1, Column 3:
Many Attend Funeral of John L. Shively
Special to The Courier -  SCOTTSDALE, Oct. 21 -- The funeral service for John L. Shively, who died Friday morning in a Pittsburg hospital, was held Sunday afternoon at the residence in West Pittsburg street in charge of Rev. A. S. Lenhart, pastor of Trinity Reformed Church and Rev. George R. Haden, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Elmer Morrow was soloist and pallbearers were W. D. Frets, A. J. Felgar, Charles Graft, John Ritchey, Edward Workman and J. Frank Hardy.  It was on of the largest funerals ever held in Scottsdale.  Interment was in Scottsdale Cemetery.

The following newspaper obituary was found in The Daily Courier, Wednesday, July 1, 1953, Page 2, Column 3:
Grim Reaper
Mrs. Nevada Shively
SCOTTDALE, July 1 -- MRs. Nevada Hodge Shively, 79, died at noon Tuesday at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Hough, at 917 North Hickory street.
Born in South Huntingdon township near Reagantown, she moved while young to East Huntingdon township, where she was a resident for 60 years.  She had lived with the Hough family for the past four years.
Mrs. Shively was a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.  Her husband, John L. Shively, preceded her in death on October 18, 1929.
Survivors include the following children, Mrs. Cleon King of Hudson Falls, N.Y., Robert E. of Louisville, Ohio, Mrs. L. A. Nelson of Philadelphia, Mrs. Gertrude Snyder of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Hough and Mrs. R. S. Loucks, both of Scottsdale, Mrs. W. W. Trudel of Tuckahoe, N. Y., W. B. of Mount Pleasant, R. D.,  Clifford of Scottsdale, R. D., and John 
Shively, address unknown.  There are 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles Hodge of Ruffsdale, R. D., Richard of Beloit, Ohio, Emerson of Tarr and WIlliman of Lancaster, Ohio, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Dustin of Alliance, Ohio, Miss Jennie Hodge of Ruffsdale, R. D., and Mrs. Sam Taylor of Scottsdale.
The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Murphy funeral home in charge of Rev. Ronald Rearie assisted by Rev. George Osterwise.  Burial will be made in Scottsdale Cemetery.

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