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, April 16, 2016

Christian Shively And Wife Susannah Heasley From Pennsylvania To Ohio To Missouri To Iowa

Christian Shively was born 1-Apr-1812 in PA and died 3-Feb-1861 in Clarke County, IA.  He married Susannah "Susan" Heasley who was born 16-Nov-1813 in Armstrong County, PA and died 27-Apr-1893 in Clarke County, IA.

Many of the early Shively families were not afraid to migrate "west" for better opportunities for their families.  Christian Shively and Susannah Heasley Shively were good examples of this western migration.  Listed on the 1850 Knox Township, Columbia County, OH census is the household of Christian Shively age 37 born PA, wife Susanna age 37 born PA, son Jacob age 10 born PA, daughter Elcha age 8 born PA, daughter Susanna age 6 born PA, son Christian age 4 born OH and son Peter age 8 months born OH. Listed on the 1860 Miami Township, Saline County, MO census is the household of Christian Shively age 47, wife Mrs. Susan age 46, son Jacob age 20, daughter Ella J. age 17, daughter Susannah age 15, son Joseph age 12, son Peter age 10, daughter Margaret age 8 and son John age 5.  Listed on the 1870 Jackson Township, Clarke County, IA census is Susan Shively age 56, son Peter H age 20, daughter Maggie age 17 and son John M age 15.

Peter H. Shively, son of Christian and Susannah Shively, is listed on the 1880 Oak Township, Smith County, KS census.  In the household are Peter age 30 and wife Anna age 20.  P. H. Shively and Deborah A. Gregg were married on 16-Apr-1879 in Clarke County, IA. Listed on the 1900 Blaine, Smith County, KS census is the household of Peter H. Shively born Nov-1849 age 50 married 21 years, wife Debby A. born Jun-1860 age 39 having borne 7 children with 6 living, son Marcus L. born May-1883 age 17, son John J. born May-1885 age 15, son Ira Elmer born Jun-1886 age 13, son Eli G. born Dec-1893 age 6, daughter Myrtle A. born Oct-1894 age 5 and son Teddy R. born Nov-1897 age 3.  Peter Henry Shively and Debra Anna Gregg are buried in Price Cemetery, Lebanon, Smith County, KS. 

The newspaper obituary for Ira Elmer Shively, son of Peter H. Shively and Deborah Gregg Shively was located in The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday, July 14, 1959, Page 39, Column 4:
SHIVELY -- Ira E. Shively, 71, of 5224 East Seventh, died yesterday at the Veterans hospital. He was born at Bellaire, Kas., and had lived here 48 years.  From 1933 to 1945, he was the owner of the Woodland Cash grocery store, 1716 East Eighth street, and from 1945 until his retirement in 1948, he operated the cigar stand in the lobby of the Law building, 1207 Grand avenue.  He was a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ann Shively, of the home, and two brothers, Eli G. Shively, Lebanon, Kas., and Pearl C. Shively, Jefferson City. Services will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the Melody-McGilley-Eylar chapel, Linwood and Woodland. Burial will be in Mount Moriah cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 5 o'clock tonight. 

The newspaper obituary for Pearl C. Shively, son of Peter H. Shively and Deborah Gregg Shively was extracted from The Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, Missouri, Tuesday, March 30, 1976:
Pearl Shively dies at local hospital
Pearl C. Shively, 74, of 1313 E. Dunlin St., died Monday at St. Mary's Health Center following a long illness. He was self-employed as a carpenter before his retirement in 1967. He was born June 12, 1901, at Bellaire, Kan., the son of Peter and Anna Gregg Shively. He was married June 28, 1924, at Makota, Kan. to Eva E. McArthur, who survives.
Mr. Shively was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Men's Club of the church and the Jefferson City Senior Citizens Club.
Other survivors include: Two sons, John Shively, Boonville, and Edward Shively, 2118 Buehrle Dr.; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Turnbull, Holts Summit, Mrs. Doris Bemboom, Indianapolis, Ind. and Mrs. Alma Nelson, Garden City, Mich.; one brother, Eli Shively, Lebanon, Kan.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Buescher Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Michael Keith will officiate. Burial will be in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Larry, my name is Fran Graalum. I live in Fargo North Dakota, my mother was Mildred Margaret Shively, daughter of Charles & Francis (Fanny) Shively. My mother was born Jan 11, 1899, in Bowling Green Ohio, she died May 29, 1989. I was born May 28, 1930 in Drayton, ND to George Waldren & Mildred Shively.
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