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:
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.