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 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.

1 comment:

  1. Larry - how can I contact you directly? I am a descendant of this family. My father, Louis F. Shively, born in 1925.
    My email address (Madolyn)