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 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.


  1. Hello -- I am wondering if you have any information on Daniel Shively, born 1810 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I have found the post you wrote about his son, Solomon Shively, but am wondering if you have any idea which Shively tree Daniel connects to? I am directly descended from Daniel, and would love to find the correct connection. Also, if my father (a male Shively) did the DNA swabbing for Ancestry, is that information what could be helpful for the Shively DNA project? Thank you! Kristin (Shively) Taylor

  2. Kristin---I have worked on many segments of the different Shively lines. I would very much encourage your father's participation in the FamilyTree Shively DNA project. The project has been very successful for our Shively lines because the paper trails could not prove our relationships. I can not be sure but I might guess that your father's DNA might match some of the Shively's who have the Swiss Schaublin documentation.

  3. Hello Larry--

    My father is interested in participating, but we aren't sure of the best method. Do you suggest going through Ancestry DNA? Or do you have another suggestion?
    Thank you!
    Kristin (Shively) Taylor

    1. Kristin -- I am co-administrator of the Shively DNA project at Family Tree DNA. I believe we may be up to 45 participants now. If you would send me an e-mail at I can give you more information. Thanks.