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, March 26, 2016

Leander Shively And Wife Lydia Ellen Yeagley Who Lived In Sebring, Mahoning County, Ohio

Trautvetter/Court Marriage
The following news article prompted research for the Shively families who lived in Sebring, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Located in The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Tuesday, September 19, 1916, Page 4, Column 3:
Shively Reunion
Sebring, Sept. 19 -- The first Shively family reunion was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Bauman, south of Sebring. It was well attended those present being Henry Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. David Hahn and family, Salem; Mr. and Mrs. William Hahn and baby, Alliance; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shively, Sebring; Mrs. William Bourne and children, Waynesburg; Mrs. Irvin Moore and children, Mrs. Fannie Headstand and Mrs. Biery, Alliance; Mr. and Mrs. Leander Shively, Jr., also Alexander Shively, Sr., and children, Sebring; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Burgess and children, East Liverpool; Roy and Gladys Jackson, North Georgetown; Mr. and Mrs. Amos Bush and family, Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bauman and children, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Bauman, Mr. and Mrs. David Bauman, H. Mercer and wife and children, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. George Sanor, Mr. and Mrs. William Sanor and family, North Georgetown; Frank Barnett and daughter, Freda, Sebring; Mr. and Mrs. George Barnett, Homeworth; Paul Barnett and wife, North Georgetown; John Barnett and wife, Sebring; Mr. and Mrs. C. Hoffman and baby, Homeworth; Miss Mary Summers, East Rochester; John Hahn, Saran, Mich.; John Berger, Beloit; A Lindsey, Sebring.
It was decided to hold the second reunion the third Sunday in August, 1917.  The following officers were elected: President, Lewis Shively; vice president, Mrs. David Hahn; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Fannie Headstand.

Located on the 1900 Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio census is the household of Leander Shively born 1856 age 43, wife Lydia born Sep 1855 age 44, daughter Ellie born Aug 1880 age 19, daughter Dorsey born June 1883 age 16, daughter Goanna born Sep 1888 age 11, son David born Oct 1891 age 8, son Willie born Apr 1894 age 6, son Leander born Jul 1896 age 3.   The marriage of Leander Shively and Lydia E. Yearly is recorded in the Columbiana County, Ohio marriage records.  They were married on 27-January-1876.

The following was extracted from The Evening Review, East Liverpool, Ohio, Saturday, April 16, 1927, Page 11, Column 4:
Leander Shively, 71 years old, former street commissioner and for 27 years a resident of Sebring died at his home on New York avenue Sunday afternoon. Death was due to pneumonia. Besides his wife, Mrs. Lydia Shively, he is survived by six children:  Mrs. J. B. Buress and Mrs. J. J. Carner, both of Sebring; Mrs. Bryan McGowan of Tiffin; David, William and Lee Melton Shively of Sebring. Two sisters, Mrs. Ella Bauman of Valley and Mrs. Fanny Sanor of North Georgetown, also survive.  Funeral services were held in the home Wednesday afternoon.  Burial was made at Grandview cemetery.

The following was found in The Evening Review, East Liverpool, Ohio, Saturday, April 23, 1927, Page 13, Column 3:
Funeral of Leander Shively, 71, for 24 years street commissioner and a resident of Sebring for 27 years was held at his let home in Sebring Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Shively was born and raised in Knox township a son of the late David Shively. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lydia Yeagley Shively and six children, Mrs. J. B. Buress, and Mrs. J. J. Carner, both of Sebring; Mrs. Bryan M. Cowan of Tiffin; David, William and Milton Shively, all of Sebring; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Bauman of Valley and Mrs. Fannie Sanor of North Georgetown. Burial was made in Grandview cemetery, Sebring.

The newspaper obituary for Lydia Ellen Yeagley Shively was found in The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio, Tuesday, July 9, 1935, Page 15, Columns 3-4:
Mrs. Lydia Shively
Funeral Services Wednesday For Sebring Resident, 79
SEBRING -- Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Ellen Shivly, 79, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Carrier of 631 W. New York ave, Sunday afternoon, will be held at the Carrier home Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Oliver Royer, pastor of Alliance Church of Brethren, of which Mrs. Shively was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview cemetery.  Friends may call at the home after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Shively, widow of Leander Shively, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Anna McGowan of Tiffin, Mrs. Dorsie Burgers and Mrs. Carrier; three sons, David, William and Lee of Sebring; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Carpenter of Sebring, Mrs. June Hoffman and Mrs. Abie Cross of Homeworth, and a brother, William Yeagley of Homeworth.

The marriage for David Shively, son of Leander Shively and Lydia Yeagley could not be located.  Listed on the 1930 Smith Township, Village of Sebring, Mahoning County, Ohio is the household of David G. Shively age 39, wife Anna J. age 33, son Berdell T age 15, son Virgil A age 10, son Robert D age 7, and daughter Bertha E age 3 years.   Anna Josephine Court was the wife of David Shively and her first marriage is in the photo above.  Anna Josephine Court was married to Walter Fred Trautvetter in Hancock County, WVA on 1-July-1914. In The Sheridan News, Sheridan, Indiana, Friday, July 11, 1919, Page 6, Column 4: Walter Trautvetter vs Anna Trautvetter, complaint for divorce.  Located on the 1920 Smith Township, Mahoning County, Ohio is the household of the parents of Anna Josephine Court: William E Court age 47, wife(2nd wife) Myrtle age 44, son Charles age 11, daughter Esther age 8, grandson William Trautvetter age 5.  William Trautvetter is found in later records as William Burdell T. Shively.  William Burdell T Shively was married to Helen Mae McGrath on 19-Feb-1934 in Hancock County, WVA.

The newspaper obituary for Anna Josephine Court Trautvetter Shively was found in The Canton Repository, Canton, Ohio, Tuesday, May 13, 1952, Page 13, Columns 2-3:
Mrs. David Shively
SEBRING -- Services for Mrs. Anna Court Shively, 55, of 296 Pennsylvania Ave., will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. (EDT) at the Moosman-Vogt funeral home.  Rev. J. W. Kluges will officiate and burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9.
Mrs. Shively died Sunday morning in Alliance City Hospital after an illness of one year.  She was born in Columbiana County and had lived in this vicinity the last 35 years.  She was a member of Local 59, National Brotherhood of Operative Potters.
Surviving are her husband, David Shively; three sons Bedroll of Alliance, Virgil and Robert, both of Sebring; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Flanagan of East Canton, Mrs. Grace Seidner of Salem and Mrs. Esther Hunter of Atwater, and two brothers, Charles Court of Alliance and Earl Court, address unknown.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Looking From Relative Of Frank C. Shively Who Lived In Mahoning County, Ohio And Mercer County, Pennsylvania

1926 Sharon, PA Bank Postcard
A kind person would like to see that the 1926 postcard to the left is returned to a Shively family member of Frank C. Shively. Frank C. Shively and wife, Bertie Westover, were the subjects of the Shively blog on November 29, 2014.  Frank C. Shively was an employee at the Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania bank.  

F. C. Shively, Cashier 
The 1961 newspaper obituary for Frank C. Shively mentions he was survived by two cousins, W. B. Shively and F. L. Shively, both of Berlin Center, Mahoning County, Ohio.  Research shows that Frank C. Shively was the son of Jeremiah Shively. W. B. Shively and F. L. Shively were the sons of Lawrence Shively. Jeremiah Shively and Lawrence Shively were sons of Lawrance Shively and Margaret Best. 

No children for Frank C. Shively and Bertie Westover could be found.  In order to find possible relatives of W. B. Shively and F. L. Shively the following newspaper articles were located.  Extracted from The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Friday, December 14, 1956, Page 36, Column 6:
F. L. Shivelys To Observe Anniversary
BERLIN CENTER -- Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Shively of Berlin Center will have open house on Sunday from 2 p.m. to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively were married at the home of the bride in East Palestine.
The couple have six children, Mrs. Averill Strickling of Akron, George Shively of Ashtabula, Virgil Shively of Champion, Dale Shively of Warren, Mrs. William Paxson of Lordstown and Mrs. Harold Cook of Cincinnati.  There are 15 grandchildren.
The couple spent most of their married life in or near Berlin Center.  Mr. Shively is retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad where he was a signal operator for a number of years.

The following regarding W. B. Shively was found in The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Thursday, November 7, 1968, Page 8, Column 7:
Ward Shively
BERLIN CENTER -- Ward Burton Shively, 86, of RD 1 died in the Delp Nursing Home Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. after six years of ill health.
Born in Berlin Twp. Nov. 11, 1881, the son of Lawrence and Emma Carson Shively, he was a retired mail carrier.  He belonged to the North Benton United Presbyterian Church, was past president of the Mail Carriers Assn., and past president of the Berlin Center school board.
Preceded in death by his wife, Madge, in 1964, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Taylor of Sebring, a son, Robert of Berlin Center; a brother, Laverne of Ashtabula; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Vogt-Gednetz Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Hartnell Cemetery.
Friends my call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.

If you are a relative of Frank C. Shively, interested in the family history, and can prove your relationship to this Shively family please send an e-mail.  We can establish your relationship to Frank C. Shively and then contact the individual who has the postcard who will then send the item to you.  This individual does not want compensation for the postcard and only has a desire to see it returned to a Shively family member.  If interested contact Larry Shively at

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Louis David Shively And 1st Wife Elizabeth Brubaker, 2nd Wife Nora Bass Who Lived In Indiana

Louis David Shively was born ca March 1860 and died 5-April-1934 at the Indiana Masonic Home.  He was the son of Henry Shively and Nancy Hoff (Huff).  Louis was married on 20-July-1879 to Elizabeth Brubaker in Carroll County, Indiana.  She was the daughter of Israel and Sophia Brubaker.  Elizabeth was born on 6-July-1861 and died 26-June-1897.  She is buried in the Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.  Louis David Shively was married 2nd to Nora Bass. Nora was the daughter of James Bass and Martha E. Persell Bass Canine Redick Fishback.  Nora Bass was married 1st on 22-Nov-1896 in Tipton County, Indiana to Newton E. Longfellow.

Louis Shively and 2nd wife, Nora, are listed on the 1900 Pipecreek Township, Elwood City, Madison County, Indiana census.  In the household are Louis D Shively born Mar-1860 age 40, wife Nora A. born Sep-1874 age 25, daughter Bertha born 1874 age 16, son Carl V. born Sep-1886 age 13, son Earl B. born 1889 age 11 and step-son Frank Longfellow born Nov-1897 age 2.  Listed on the 1910 Center Township, Kokomo City, Howard County, Indiana census are Louis D Shiveley, wife Nora A age 36, son Wayne L age 8 and son Glen J age 4.

To help make the genealogy of this family more interesting the following newspaper obituary for Elizabeth Brubaker Shively was located in The Elwood Free Press, Elwood, Indiana, Friday, July 2, 1897, Page 7, Column 6:
Passed Away
Mrs. L. D. Shively Died At Her Home 801 South 19th Street Saturday Evening
The unpleasant visitation of the angel of death is keenly felt in our presence and the happy home circle is broken.
Lizzie, wife of L. D. Shively died Saturday evening at her home at No. 801 South 19th street after a brief illness.
Death came unexpected and robbed a happy home of a fond and indulgent mother and a kind and affectionate wife as well as a loved and esteemed neighbor and citizen.
Lizzie was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Brubaker and was born in Western Howard county thirty-six years ago.  She was married to L. D. Shively eighteen years ago.  They resided at Flora, Ind., for several years after their marriage and removed to this city a few years ago.
The deceased was of a kind and gentle disposition and to know her was to be her friend. Her life has been one of usefulness.  No day was allowed to pass without the action of some worthy deed at her hands.  She was a conscientious and faithful christian lady ever dutiful in her labors for the master. Her whole life has been so lived that the world is better for her having lived in it.  She leaves a heart-broken husband and five children who have the universal sympathy of the entire community in their sad hour of bereavement.
The funeral services were held at the family residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Rev. G. W. Alford after which the remains were interred in the city cemetery.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Indiana, Friday, April 6, 1934, Page 2, Column 8:
Louis D. Shively Succumbs Thursday
Funeral For Masonic Home Resident Will Be Held On Saturday Afternoon
Louis David Shively, age 76, resident of the Indiana Masonic Home, died Thursday evening at eight forty-five o'clock and according to the officials of the Masonic Home the funeral services will be held there Saturday afternoon.  The burial will be made in Greenlaw cemetery.
Mr. Shively came to the Home on April 2, 1932, from Kokomo.  He was born March 1, 1858, the son of Henry and Nancy Hoss Shively.  He is survived by six sons. His wife, Nora A. Shively, preceded him in death.  He had been in poor health for several months.

The mother of Louis Shively's second wife, Nora A Bass, had several marriages. Martha E. Percell was married 1st to James Bass on 24-November-1873 in Tipton County, Indiana. Martha E. Percell Bass was married to Henry R. Canine on 12-September-1877 in Tipton County.  Martha E. Percell Bass Canine was married to Marion Redick on 30-November-1893 in Tipton County.  Martha E Percell Bass Canine Redick was married on 18-December-1912 to James Fishback.  

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Tipton Daily Tribune, Tipton, Indiana, Friday, April 15, 1949, Page 1, Column 7:
Mrs. Fishback Rites Planned
Goldsmith, April 15 -- Mrs. Martha E. Fishback, 95, died at 2:30 a.m. today with pneumonia at the Soldiers' home in Lafayette.  She had been a resident at the home for four years.
Funeral services are planned at 10 a.m. Monday at Young's Funeral home with Rev. Robert W. Morris, pastor of the West Street Christian church, in charge.  Burial will be in the Tetersburg cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home where friends may call Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Fishback was born Dec. 15, 1853 north of Goldsmith to James and Martha Purcell and was one of three children.  Her mother's parents were pioneer residents in Tipton county.
Mrs. Fishback married James Bass, a Civil War veteran, who died one year following their marriage. They were the parents of one daughter, Nora, who is deceased. Mrs. Fishback then married Henry R. Canine, a Goldsmith druggist and they were the parents of two children, one of whom a daughter, Clara, is dead. Following Mr. Canine's death, Mrs. Fishback married Mort J. Fishback, Tetersburg blacksmith, who died about 15 years ago at the age of 96.
For about 25 years Mrs. Fishback operated a millinery business in Goldsmith. She closed her business 30 years ago.  She was a member of the Methodist church and the Rebecca lodge in Goldsmith.
Survivors are one son, Harry Canine of Chicago, Ill., and many grandchildren.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Leora Clement Shively And 1st Wife Milda Anna VanHorn, 2nd Wife Daisy Dwiggins Who Lived In Madison County, Indiana

Leora Clement Shively was born 26-June-1878 in Indiana and died 17-February-1928 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana.  He was the son of James Wilson Shively and Matilda Eytchison.  Leora Clement Shively was married 1st to Milda Anna VanHorn on 21-October-1899 in Madison County, Indiana.  She was the daughter of Alvin B. VanHorn and Sarah F. Rogers.  Milda Anna VanHorn was born 30-December-1883 in Jasper County, Missouri and died 21-November-1918.  Leora Clement Shively married 2nd Daisy Dwiggins.  Daisy Dwiggins was the daughter of Addison Dwiggins and Cynthia Ann Decker.  Daisy married 1st a Mr. Field.  After the death of "Clem" Shively Daisy married 3rd to a Mr. Fink.  Daisy Dwiggins Field Shively Fink was born 7-May-1879 and died 13-June-1967.

Leora Clement Shively is listed on the 1880 Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana census record in the following household: Wilson Shively age 30, wife Matilda age 28, daughter Nettie F age 3, son Leora C age 11 months.  On the 1900 White River Township, Hamilton County, Indiana census is the household of Clement Shively born June 1879 age 20 and wife Anna born December 1883 age 16.  Listed on the 1910 Duck Creek Township, Elwood City, Madison County, Indiana census is the household of Clem Shively age 30, wife Annie age 24, daughter Ruby Fay age 5 and daughter Eliza Ruth age 3. 

The newspaper obituary for Leora Clement Shively was found in The Call-Leader, Elwood, Indiana, Friday, February 17, 1928, Page 1, Column 5:
L. C. Shively Dies In Hospital At Marion
Leora Clem Shively, 52, a former resident of Elwood died in the Grant county hospital at Marion this morning at 12:15 o'clock of injuries he sustained while employed in the Sevensky junk yard at that place.  He was engaged in breaking up iron when a piece of it flew up striking him in the head in falling backward his head struck another piece of iron which crushed his skull.
Mr. Shively was born at Frankton June 20, 1876, and resided in this community until about two years ago when he removed to Marion.  He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Anna VanHorn of Frankton.  To this union were born four children, of whom three survive: Miss Ruth Shively, of Anderson, Miss Dorothy Shively of Newcastle and Miss Lela Shively, at home.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Daisy Field on Dec. 12, 1924, who also survives, together with five stepchildren, William Field, of Gary, Mrs. Eva Payne, Mrs. Julia Wilson, Leonard Field and Melville Field, all residing at Marion.  There is also one brother, Jess Shively, living at Frankton.
Funeral Director Milton York was called to take charge of the body.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of the Nazarene at Marion by the past, Rev. French, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be in the cemetery at that place.