Jacob Shively was born 27-May-1851 in Henry County, Iowa and died 20-Feb-1909 in Henry County, Iowa. He was married on 14-May-1872 to Harriett Pricilla Stone. She was born Aug-1851 and died 7-Jul-1928. Both are buried in the Wayland Methodist Church Cemetery in Wayland, Henry County, Iowa. Jacob Shively was the son of Joel Shively and Naomi Arnold. Harriett P. Stone was the daughter of John F. Stone and Mary Ann Price.
Listed on the 1880 Jefferson Township, Henry County, Iowa census is the household of Jacob Shively age 29, wife Harriet P age 28, daughter Anna age 7, son David age 4, daughter Eva age 3 and daughter Ella age 1. On the 1900 Jefferson Township, Henry County, Iowa census is the household of Jacob Shively born May-1851 age 49, wife Harriett P born Aug-1851 age 48, daughter Mary born Nov-1880 age 19, daughter Lucretia born Oct-1882 age 17, son Judson born Jun-1887 age 12, son Arnold born Feb-1889 age 11, grand daughter Eva Neyens born May-1896 age 4, servant David Edwards born Mar-1877 age 23.
Further information on the children of Jacob Shively and Harriett P. Stone includes: 1) Anna "Annie" born 25-Jun-1872 died 8-Oct-1920, married Frank Nuyens and divorced in 1915, both Anna and Frank were deaf 2) David born 24-Nov-1875 died 29-Jan-1958, married Emma Turner 3) Ella born 1879 died 22-May-1923, married Emil A. Borgstrand 4) Eva born 21-May-1877 died 29-Dec-1891 5)Mary born 15-Nov-1880 died Mar-1959, married Charles Ballard 6) Lucretia born Oct-1882 died 27-May-1957, married Frank T. McKune 7)Joel born 27-Jul-1885 died 17-Jun-1886 8)Judson born 11-Jun-1887 died 14-Jun-1917 and 9)Arnold born 21-Feb-1889 died 20-Aug-1922, married Ella Eicher.
The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Evening Journal, Washington, Iowa, Saturday, February 20, 1909, Page 4, Columns 2-3:
Death Of Jacob Shively
Jacob Shively, a prominent and well to do farmer of Henry County, died this morning at 5 o'clock after an illness of about four days duration at his home hear Coppock. He was born in Henry county in 1851, where he lived until the time of his death. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Ballard. Interment will be in the Wayland cemetery.
The following newspaper obituary was located in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Wednesday, July 11, 1928, Page 3:
Mrs. H. Shively Funeral
Held At Wayland
(Special To The Hawk-Eye) Wayland, Ia., July 10 -- The funeral services for the late Mrs. Harriet Shively were held from the home last Monday afternoon with the Rev. Pritchard in charge assisted by Rev. Polk.
Mrs. Shively, aged 76, had been a resident of this community for many years and before the death of her husband, Jacob Shively, lived on a farm near Coppock where the family of nine children were born, of whom six children and the husband have preceded her in death.
She has lived in Wayland since the death of her husband. She enjoyed the comforts of her home with her family about her. About a month ago she suffered a severe attack of influenza from which she never recovered. The children who remain to mourn the loss of their mother are Mrs. Mary Ballard of Wayland, Mrs. Crete McKune of Washington and Dave Shively of Burlington, with numerous grandchildren, a few great-grandchildren and a large circle of old friends.
For many years she has been a member of the W. B. church at Cottonwood. Interment was in the family lot in the Wayland cemetery.