John J. Shively was born in Indiana on 13-Oct-1842 and died 19-Mar-1924 in Ramsey County, ND. He was married on 7-May-1863 in Tippecanoe County, IN to Nancy Evaline Armesay. Listed on the 1880 Clay Township, Carroll County, IN census is the household of John J Shively age 36, wife Nancy E. age 34, son William age 10 and son George age 6. Located on the 1900 City of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, ND census in the household of William Thoyer is John Shively, boarder, born Oct-1842, age 57, married 36 years and wife Evaline born Aug-1842, age 57, having given birth to 3 children of whom 2 are living. It seems John J. Shively and Evaline returned several winters to spend back in Indiana. From the Hoosier Democrat, Flora, IN, Saturday, December 28, 1901, Page 5, Column 2 is the following entry: John J. Shively and wife, of North Dakota, are here to spend the winter.
George Wallace Shively was the son of John J. Shively and Nancy Evaline Armesay. George was born 26-Aug-1873 in Tippecanoe County, IN and died 6-Apr-1957. He was married to Mary Frances Moomaw in 1895 in Butler County, NE. Mary was born 8-Mar-1874 and died 11-Oct-1953 in Lake County, OH. She was the daughter of Jacob Peter Moomaw and Mary Margaret Zollman. Jacob P. Moomaw fought on the Confederate side during the Civil War and served in Co. D, 28 Virginia Infantry. (The Ohio death certificate for Mary F. Shively is found under her maiden name of Mary F. Moomaw.)
Listed on the 1910 Towner County, ND census is the household of George W. Shively age 36, married 14 years, wife Mary F. age 35, having given birth to 6 children and all 6 children living, son Arthur W. age 13, son John age 11, son Owen age 9, daughter Fern age 8, son David age 5, and son Clarence age 4. At least one additional daughter, Marguerite, was born after the 1910 census.
Additional information was found regarding some of the children of George Shively and Mary Moomaw. John P. D. Shively and brother Owen Daniel Shively are buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin County, MT. Clarence Chester Shively also lived in Montana. Their sister, Fern Shively Storey, is listed in 1933 as living in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa. The following news article was found in the Fairfield Daily Ledger, Fairfield, Iowa, Monday, July 31, 1933, Page 17, Column 4:
Mrs. Storey's Brother Dead
David Shively Killed By Lightning At Wisconsin Home
David Shively of Carryville, Wis., a brother of Mrs. H. I. Storey of Fairfield, was killed by lightning Saturday evening while working in the harvest fields near his home. Mr. and Mrs. Storey left this morning for Carryville, where they will attend the funeral. They stopped at Des Moines to get another site, Mrs. John Ford.
The newspaper obituary for Marguerite E. Shively Whitham Uzon lists her parents and brothers and sister. Located in The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Tuesday, August 11, 2009, Page 12, Column 6:
Marguerite E. "Peg" Whitham Uzon
Marguerite E. "Peg" Whitham Uzon, age 97, passed away Friday, August 7, 2009 at Worthington Christian Village with her family by her side. She was born May 23, 1912 in Olmsted, ND.
Preceded in death by parents G. W. and Mary Shively, five brothers, Art, John, Owen, David and Clarence Shively and one sister, Fern Storey, and husbands Lloyd Whitham and Peter Uzon. Survived by sons, Michael (Connie) Whitham of Columbus, Tom (Kay) Whitham of Flagstaff, AZ; grandsons, Christopher (Brandy) Whitham, Shea Whitham: granddaughter, Hilary Whitham; great-granddaughter, Stella Whitham; many nephews and nieces.
She graduated from high school in Fairfield, IA in 1930. She married Lloyd Whitham on July 26, 1936. Peg worked with her husband in their Agency, IA nursery and garden center for 40 years.
Peg brought joy and most of all laughter and fun to all who knew her. She was a devout follower of Christ. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful people from Worthington Christian Village. And special thanks to Debbie VanEckartsberg for her years of love and service.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Worthington Christian Village Chapel, Worthington, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Worthington Christian Village, 165 Highbluffs Blvd, Worthington, OH 43235. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio.