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, February 27, 2016

Edgar Roderus Shively And 1st Wife Charlotte Guyer, 2nd Wife Edna Hamor Who Lived In Allegheny Co., PA

Charlotte Guyer Shively 1916
Edgar Roderus Shively was born 1-May-1877 in Pavonia, Richland County, OH.  He was the son of Samuel Shively (1834-1896) and Letitia Bender (1835-1914).  He died 16-April-1941 in Oakmont, Allegheny County, PA. Edgar Shively was married 20-January-1916 to Charlotte Guyer, daughter of James Guyer and Alice Parker. Charlotte was born 17-April-1874 in Lock Haven, Clinton County, PA and died 19-December-1925 in Oakmont, Allegheny County, PA. Per the Pennsylvania Death Certificate she died of central pneumonia. She had been married first to Mr. George. Edgar Shively married 2nd Edna Hamor on 16-May-1928.  She had been married before to Alfred McClung Lee. Edna Hamor Lee Shively died 8-June-1965 in Summit, Union County, NJ. 

Extracted from The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, Sunday, January 16, 1916, Page 52, Column 2:  Mrs. Charlotte Guyer George and Edgar R. Shively will be married Thursday evening at the bride's home, Tioga st.  The service will be read at 8 o'clock by Rev. Dr. Carl A. Voss, pastor of the Smithfield st. Evangelical Protestant church.  Miss Leda Harrison of Springdale, will be the bridesmaid and Arthur M. Shively, brother of the bridegroom, will be best man.  Both Mrs. George and Mr. Shively are prominent in Pittsburg musical circles.  For several seasons Mrs. George was engaged on the operatic stage and at present is contralto in the choir at Christ Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Shively is tenor in the Smithfield Street Evangelical church.

The above photo of Charlotte Guyer Shively was found in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tuesday, April 11, 1916, Page 16, Columns 3-4.  The announcement states that Mrs. Shively will sing at the "Shiloh Day" meeting at the Pittsburgh Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, to held Friday afternoon in the home of  Mrs. Joan Pryor Cowan in Summerica street.

Charlotte Guyer Shively 1919
The second photo of Charlotte Guyer Shively was found in a newspaper article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday, April 27, 1919, Page 48, Columns 4-5.  The announcement was "President of Wilkinsburg Club". Mrs. Edgar R. Shively, whose home is in Baum boulevard, is president of the Comet Club of Wilkinsburg, and executive secretary of the Congress of Womens Clubs. She took an active part in the congress benefit last week.  

This newspaper obituary was extracted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Monday, December 21, 1925, Page 13, Column 5:
Mrs. Charlotte Guyer Shively, wife of Edgar R. Shively, died at her home, 728 Washington avenue, Oakmont, Saturday.  She was a daughter of the late James Guyer of Lock Haven, Pa.  Mrs. Shively was a member of the St. Thomas Memorial Episcopal Church of Oakmont, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the Southern Club of Pittsburgh and the Comet Club of Wilkinsburg.  She leaves her husband and two children, Mrs. Sidney Furst of New York City and Henry George of Wilkinsburg.

The second marriage of Edgar R. Shively was found in The Pittsburgh Press, Thursday, May 17, 1928, Page 14, Column 1:   Mr. and Mrs. George D. Hamor of Washington ave., Oakmont, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Edna Hamor Lee, to Edgar R. Shively of Oakmont.  The marriage was solemnized last evening in St. Thomas' Episcopal church, Oakmont.  After a northern trip, Mr. Shively and his bride will live in Oakmont.

The death of Edgar R. Shively was found in the News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, Thursday, April 17, 1941, Page 19, Column 6:
Death Claims E. R. Shively
Former Mansfield Resident Dies At Oakmont, Pa.
A former resident of Mansfield,  Edgar R. Shively, 64, of Oakmont, Pa., died yesterday at his home following a lingering illness. Mr. Shively was born in Pavonia, May 1, 1876.  He had lived in Oakmont, a suburb of Pittsburgh for a number of years.
Survivors are his widow and three sisters, Mrs. Jack Elliot, Mrs. S. G. Shite and Mrs. Hugh J. Clark, all of Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held in Oakmont, Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Jacob Leonard Shively, Son Of Jacob Shively And Mary T Scott, Who Lived In Franklin County, Virginia

A request for information on Jacob Leonard Shively from a Shively family member prompted the research for this weeks blog.  There are two suggested resources when searching for Shively history in Franklin County, Virginia.  They are "Across The Blue Ridge" by Billie Redding Lewis and "The Sigmons And Their Kin, Book Of Sigmon Genealogy" by Edith McGhee Sigmon.

Jacob (Jake) Leonard Shively and Erna Sue Clark Shively are buried in Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, VA.  Jacob Shively was born ca 1900.  He was the son of Jacob Shively and Mary T. Scott.  Jacob and Mary were married on 9-Nov-1884 in Franklin County. 

Jacob and Mary T Shively are listed on the 1910 Long Branch Magisterial District, Franklin County, VA census. In this household are Jacob Shively, age 52, married 24 years, wife Mary T age 47 having 11 children and all living, daughter Vergie M age 23, son Charles R age 21, son William D age 19, son Henry M age 17, daughter Nannie B age 15, daughter Allie L age 13, son Jacob L age 10, daughter Eula M age 8, son George C age 6, son Grove M age 4, son Irving W age 10 months.   The following are listed on the 1900 Long Branch District, Franklin County, Va census:  Jacob Shively born Aug 1857 age 42, wife Merenday T born Feb 1863 age 37, daughter Virgie born Mar 1885 age 15, son Charles R born Aug 1887 age 12, son William D born Jul 1889 age 10, son Henry M born May 1891 age 9, daughter Nannie B born Jul 1894 age 5, daughter Annie born Jul 1896 age 3, and son Jacob L born May 1898 age 2.

Jacob Shively, born Aug 1857, was the son of Daniel Shively and Sarah Thomas. They were married on 20-Oct-1853 in Franklin County, VA.  Listed on the 1870 Long Branch Township, Franklin County, VA are Daniel Shively age 42, wife Sally age 42, son Jacob age 12, son Samuel age 10, wife Nancy age 9, son Daniel age 8, son Charles age 6, daughter Mary age 3.

Daniel Shively was the son of Isaac Shively.  Isaac Shively was born ca 1793.  He was married 1st  on 10-May-1822 in Franklin County, VA to Nancy Foster and 2nd on 28-Nov-1831 to Elizabeth Sigmon.

Following is additional information on some of the brothers and sisters of Jacob L Shively. This newspaper obituary was found in The Bee, Danville, Virginia, Thursday, August 27, 1970, Page 2, Column 2:
Mrs. Hawks, 84, Succumbs Today
Mrs. Virgie Shively Hawks, 84, died today at 4 a.m. at her home, 120 Gray St., after being in declining health for several years.  She was born in Franklin County, March 12, 1886, a daughter of the late Jacob and Merinda Scott Shively.  She had been living in Danville since 1919 and was a member of Stokesland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Albert J. Hawks of the home; three brothers, Jake Shively and Milton Shively, both of Danville, and Irving Shively of Ferrum; and three sisters, Mrs. Beulah S. Hancock of Danville, Mrs. Mary S. Hatcher of Ferrum and Mrs. Lula S. Ingram of Salem.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Townes Memorial Chapel.  Interment will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.  The body is at Townes Funeral Home and the family is at the residence, 120 Gray St.

This newspaper was extracted from The Danville Register, Danville, Virginia, Tuesday, November 14, 1967, Page 11, Column 1:
H. M. Shively Dies At Age 74 In Ferrum Area
FERRUM -- Henry Mark Shively, age 74, or Rt. 2, Ferrum died Sunday night in the Franklin Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Hatcher Shively, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Russell Scott, and Mrs. Edward Sauers, both of Rocky Mount; Mrs. James H. Hodges and Mrs. Beauford Thompson, both of Ferrum; Mrs. Wilson Thompson and Mrs. Leslie Hodges, both of Bassett; three sons, Millard, Kermit and Garvice, all of Ferrum; four sisters, Mrs. Beulah Hancock and Mrs. Albert Hawks, both of Danville; Mrs. Tom Ingram, of Roanoke and Mrs. Walter Hatcher, of Ferrum; there brothers, Milton and Jake Shively, both of Danville; Irvin Shively, of Ferrum, 22 grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Lynch Chapel in Rocky Mount with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.

The following was extracted in The Bee, Wednesday, June 20, 1956, Page 21, Column 5:
George C. Shively, 53, Final Rites Thursday
BASSETT -- Final rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. for George C. Shively of Rt. 3 Bassett, who died early yesterday at his home after several years of illness.  The services will be held in the home with interment in Mountain View Cemetery north of Rocky Mount.
The body will be taken to the Collins funeral home today at 4:30 and will rest there until time for the rites.
Mr. Shiveley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donnie Boling Shively; three sons, Donald Shively of the U.S. Air Force, Carlton Shively of the U.S. Air Navy, and Rodney Shively of the home; one daughter, Miss Gloria Shively also of the home; four brothers, Mark and Irvin Shively, both of Furrum, Jacob Shively of Danville, Milton Shively of Ringgold; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Hawks, Mrs. Beulah Hancock, both of Danville, Mrs. Tom Ingram of Roanoke and Mrs. Walter Hatcher of Ferrum.

Friday, February 5, 2016

George A. Shively And Wife, Annie E. Rice, Who Lived In Blair County, Pennsylvania

George A. Shively was born 11-May-1864 in Juniata County, Pennsylvania and died 17-Oct-1929.   He was the son of Philo (Philip) Shively and Martha.  Philo Shively and Martha were the subjects of the Shively blog on 8-May-2015.  George A. Shively married Annie E. Rice.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from the Altoona Mirror, Thursday Evening,  October 17, 1929, Page 28, Column 1:
George A. Shively
Of 1007 Third street, Juanita, died at the Altoona hospital at 3:55 o'clock this morning of complication of diseases following an illness of several years' duration. He was born May 11, 1864, at Mifflin, Juanita county, a son of Philip and Martha (Allen) Shively.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie E. (Rice) Shively, a native of Lewistown; also by three children, Frank P. Shively, Martha Isabel and Dorothy R. Shively, together with four grandchildren and two brothers and a sister, William of Altoona, Lance of Mifflin and Mrs. Catherine Heller of Lewistown.  The deceased was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church in Juanita, the P.O.S. of A., the Order of Railway Conductors, Chicklacamoose tribe of Improved Order of Red Men and the Pennsy relief.  Mr. Shively was retired from the Pennsy service May 11 of this year after forty-one years of service with the company, thirty-eight of which he acted as a yard conductor.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home Friday evening at 8 o'clock, in charge of Rev. J. O. C. McCracken of the Juanita Presbyterian church and on Saturday morning the funeral cortege will leave the house at 8 o'clock for a trip overland to Lewistown, where interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

This information was found in the Altoona Mirror, Thursday, December 12, 1957, Page 32, Column 1:
Mrs. Annie Shively
Of 2806 Ivyside drive, Wehnwood, died at 12:30 o'clock yesterday noon in Mercy hospital after a lengthy illness.  She was born in Lewistown Sept. 5, 1868, a daughter of Frank and Isabel (Miller) Rice, and married George A. Shively, who preceded her in death.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Van B. Waite, with whom she resided, and Mrs. George Templeton of Juanita; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Shively was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church and the Mizpah Bible class, Juanita.  Friends are being received at the Mac & Yates funeral home, Juanita.

Additional information of the father of Annie Rice was found in the Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Monday, February 9, 1931, Page 20, Columns 6-7:
Frank M. Rice, Veteran Who Saw Lee Surrender At  Appomattox, Dies
        By R. R. Bain
Frank M. Rice, late private in the 205th Pennsylvania volunteer infantry and who stood within earshot of the surrender at Appomattox, died at 12:30 yesterday morning in his home at 1007 Third street, Juanita, where he resided for years in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Annie Shively and her son Frank P. Shively and family.
Mr. Rice was born at Port Royal on September 25, 1847.  As a fatherless and motherless boy at the age of 15 he was indentured as a bound boy to learn the trade of body building and wheelwright for vehicles in Lewistown.  On August 2, 1864, he broke away from his indenture to enlist for military service in a company of 100 men and a drummer boy who were recruited entirely in Lewistown.  As Company F of the 205th Pennsylvania infantry it was through the hard marching and fighting in the Shenandoah Valley and in constant service in winter of skirmish and battle in front of Petersburg.
Private Rice had his haversack shot from him at Fort Damnation and his head was twice grazed by rebel bullets.  But of the 12 original members of the company who lived to return to Lewistown he was one of the six who returned without a wound. On the way south to help end the war Private Rice marched with his regiment in review before President and Mrs. Lincoln in front of the White House.
Only last summer the veteran recalled to The Tribune his actual vision and hearing of the final surrender of the rebel army at Appomattox.  He saw an officer in gray step out from the confederate line and wave a white flag. "General Robert E. Lee would like to speak to General U. S. Grant." The request was granted and General Grant rode upon the scene accompanied by his staff, facing General Lee with a similar retinue. "Upon what terms can I surrender?" was the inquiry of the southern commander.  "Unconditional surrender", was the reply of Grant.  General Lee shook his head and rode back into his line with his officers trailing after.  Firing was either about to be resumed or was for an interval resumed when the white flag again appeared and the victor and vanquished faced each other.
"Unconditional surrender", again said General Grant and in the next moment he generously declined to take the sword of the defeated foe.  The long line of confederate infantry advanced to within 10 or 12 feet of the Union soldiers who stood with fixed bayonets while the rebels threw down their arms on that great Sunday in April of 1865.
Private Rice loved to recall of the generous treatment of the southerners and of the long 300 miles march of the remnant of his regiment back to participate in the last grand review in Washington.
He returned to Lewistown to finish his trade after his honorable discharge in June, 1865, and there remained for all his active years as a builder of carriages and wagons.  The returned boy in blue led Miss Isabelle Miller to the marital altar on February 18, 1868, and their happy wedded life had continued for over 60 years at the time of her death in January of 1929.
The veteran is survived by three children:  Mrs. Annie Shively in the Juanita home; William Rice, 908 Sixteenth avenue in the city and C. M. Rice of Lewistown. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Kate Roper,, in advanced years at Coatesville.  Mr. Rice retained his faculties to marked degree up to the time of his death.  He was a great reader and an interesting conversationalist with always a keen interest in the affairs of the republic that he fought to preserve.  Since early in his life he was  devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Lewistown, where services will he held tomorrow afternoon.  The body of the veteran soldier was taken to Lewistown yesterday morning and it will be laid to rest beside the grave of his wife in the Lewistown Lutheran cemetery.