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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Jacob Shively (Scheifele) And Wife Ida May Rich Who From Darke County, Ohio

Jacob Shively Death Certificate
Jacob Shively (Scheifele) was born 1-Nov-1859 in OH and died 7-Jun-1924 in Hamilton County, OH.  He was the son of John Scheifele (born 8-Jun-1823 in Germany died 30-Aug-1877 in OH) and Anna Maria Haug) born 14-Feb-1833 in Germany died 2-Nov-1917 in Darke County, OH). John and Anna Scheifele are both buried in the Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, OH. Listed on the 1880 Bradford, Adams Township, Darke County, OH census is the household of Anna M. Shively age 47, son John age 23, son Jacob age 20, daughter Anna age 16, daughter Catharine age 14, son Edward age 11, son Frank age 6 and son David age 4.

Jacob Shively married Ida May Rich. Ida May Rich was born 4-Sep-1870 and died 10-Oct-1940. She was the daughter of William Rich and Jean Wilson. They are listed on the 1920 Cincinnati, Ward 20, Hamilton County, OH census. Jacob is listed as an Engineer for the railroad. Extracted from The Cincinnati Enquirer, Friday, October 11, 1940, Page 23, Column 2:
SHIVELY--Ida May Shively (nee Rich), beloved wife of the late Jacob Shively, passed away October 10, 1940, at her residence, 2198 Shadwell st., in her 70th year.  Funeral from the Vitt & Stermer Fairmount funeral home, 1824 Westwood ave., Saturday, October 12, at 1:30 pm.  Services at the Fairmount M. E. Church, Tremont st. at 2 p.m.  Remains may be viewed at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

The following was found in The Cincinnati Enquirer, Tuesday, October 15, 1940, Page 13, Column 3:
Church Gets Widow's Estate
After leaving $500 to a friend and $104 for the care of her grave, Mrs. Ida May Shively, 2198 Shadwell Avenue, gives the residue of her estate to Fairmount Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. Shively, widow of Jacob Shively, railroad engineer, executed her will July 17, 1934.  She ordered that her funeral arrangements be looked after by her friend, Mrs. Julia Woosley, 2516 Bartlett Street, and as a "loving remembrance" she bequeathed $500 to Mrs. Woosley.  Ralph E. Pott, attorney, is named executor under the will, which filed with Judge Frank S. Bonham in Probate Court yesterday.
Mrs. Shively died last Thursday.  Her Shadwell Avenue real estate is estimated at $2,700. No estimate was made as to her personal estate.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

William Shively And Wife Martha Jane Dunn Who Lived In Blair County, Pennsylvania

William Shively was born 18-Feb-1853 and died 16-Jul-1931 in Blair County, PA. He was the son of Philo Shively and Martha Swartzland (Swartzlander).  William was married to Martha Jane Dunn.  She was born 25-Jun-1852 and died 21-Oct-1920.  She was the daughter of Ely and Martha Dunn.

Philo and Martha Shively are the subjects of the Shively blog on 8-May-2016. Listed on the 1850 Delaware Township, Juanita Co., PA census is the household of Philo Shively age 24, wife M J age 20, son Johnathan age 5 months and E Swartzlander age 80. Listed on the 1860 Fermanagh Township, Juanita Co., PA is the household of Philo Shively age 35, wife Martha age 30, William age 6, Mary age 4, and Lawson C age 2.  Listed on the 1880 Fermanagh Township, Juanita Co., PA is the household of Philo Shively age 54, wife Martha age 50, son William age 27, Lawson age 22, (his wife Catharine age 21), son George age 16, and daughter Catharine age 14.

The newspaper obituary for William Shively was located in The Altoona Mirror, Friday Evening, July 17, 1931, Page 32, Column 2:
William Shively
Died at 11.25 o'clock last night at the home of a son, W. Ellsworth Shively, at 208 East Willow avenue, death coming after an illness of a week.  He suffered from a complication of diseases. He was born on Feb. 18, 1853, in Mifflintown, the son of Philo and Martha Shively.  His wife died ten years ago.  Surviving are one son, W. Ellsworth, at whose home he died, one brother, Lantz Shively of Mifflintown, and one sister, Mrs. Catheriene Haller of Lewiston.  Eight grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Lutheran church and the P. R. R. floral association.  The remains can be viewed at the Maulk and Yates funeral home at any time.  The funeral will be held from the funeral home with services Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in charge of Rev. W. S. Long.  The cortege will leave at 7.30 o'clock Sunday morning for Mifflin where interment will be made.

The following was extracted from The Altoona Mirror, Thursday Evening, October 21, 1920, Page 18, Column 1:
Mrs. Martha Lane Shively
Died at the family residence at 411 Twenty-sixth street at 10:10 o'clock this morning following an illness from a complication of diseases.  She was the daughter of Eli and Martha Dunn, both deceased, and was born in Juanita county, June 25, 1852. She was a devout Christian woman, being a Presbyterian by faith. She is survived by her husband William Shively and one son Ellsworth. Two brothers and one sister also survive her, who are: William and Ellsworth Dunn of Lewistown, and Mrs. S. J. Moyer of 400 Fourth avenue, Altoona.  The remains are to be taken to Mifflin at a time which will be later announced and interment will be made in the Presbyterian cemetery.