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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

James Henry Shively, Son Of William Thomas Shively, And Grandson Of John B. Shively - KY To IA To NE

James Henry Shively was born 4-Nov-1867 in IA and died 30-Oct-1955 in California.  He was the son of Captain William Thomas Shively and grandson of John B. Shively. William Thomas was born in Kentucky. John B. Shively lived in Taylor County, KY. There are several blogs that have been written by this author regarding the father and grandfather. Some of the blogs can be found on entries from June 25, 2011, May 4, 2012 and January 24, 2016.  James Henry (also seen as James Hayden in some records) Shively was married to Stella (last name unknown). Listed on the 1900 Douglas County, Omaha City, Nebraska census is the household of James Shively born Nov-1867 age 32, wife Stella born Dec-1871 age 28, son Roy born Sept-1896 age 3 and sister-in-law Bertha Smith born 1885 age 14. On the 1910 Douglas County, Omaha City, Nebraska census is the household of James H. Shively age 42 divorced, son Roy age 14 and son William age 8.  James is listed in the household of his son Roy on the 1920 Douglas County, Omaha City, Nebraska census.  In this household are Roy J. age 24, wife Teresa age 25, daughter Katherine age 7, daughter Elsie age 4, son Lawrence age 2, son John age 4 months, father James H age 45 and brother Oscar age 18.  Between 1920 and 1930 James Henry Shively moved to Pottawattamie County Iowa.  He is living by himself and is found in Council Bluffs age 62.

The following was found in The World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday, November 24, 1909, Page 2, Column 4:
In Divorce Court
James H. Shively has been granted a divorce from Mrs. Stella Shively on the grounds of cruelty.

This death notice was located in the Press Telegram, Long Beach, California, Tuesday, November 1, 1955, Page B-10, Column 8:
SHIVELY--Mr. James Henry of 5625 Montair Ave. Survived by son, Roy J.; sister, Mrs. Bertha Loper. Private service was held at Motel's & Peek Chapel, Third and Alamitos Ave.

Roy Shively, son of James Shively, is listed on the 1930 Douglas County, Omaha City, Nebraska census.  In the household are Roy Shively age 34, wife Theresa age 35, daughter Kathryn age 17, daughter Elsie age 14, son Lawrence age 12, son John age 10, daughter Dorothy age 7 and son Fred age 2.  

The following was extracted from the Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, Wednesday, December 31, 1975, Page 28, Column 2:
SHIVELY--Roy James, Sr., long time resident of Omaha, passed away Dec. 28, 1975, in Cypress, Calif.  
Crest Lawn Memorial Home, Riverside, Calif.

Lawrence F. Shively was the son of Roy J. and Theresa Shively.  From the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 22, 1954, Page 12, Column 5:
Southwestern Iowa Record
LOGAN -- Lawrence Frank Shively, 36, and Pearl May Young, 36, both of Omaha

This newspaper obituary was located in the Sunday World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, February 9, 1975, Page 22-B, Column 2:
SHIVELY--Lawrence F. (Mink), age 57, Omaha. Passed away Fri. Feb. 7th, 1975. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl Shively, 1 son, Lawrence F. Shively, Jr., 3 daughters, Mrs. Roberta Robinson; Mrs. Shirley Barry, all Omaha; Mrs. Joan Beery, Waco, Neb,  Father, Roy J. Shively, Sr., Cypress, Calif.,  3 brothers, John, Punta Cordo, Fla.; Fred, Corona, Calif.; Roy, Jr., Omaha; Mrs. Elsie Gould, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Dorothy Workman, Cypress, Calif; Mrs. Delores Hollingsworth, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Beverly Hruska, Long Beach, Calif.,  21 grandchildren
Funeral services Mon. Feb. 10th, 9:30 AM, Woodring Chapel, Co. Bluffs, Msg. A. L. Davidsaver of Holy Family Church will officiate. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Wording Mortuary
121 S. 7th St.       Co. Bluffs

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mollie Allene Shively Lewis, Daughter Of Lloyd Shively And Mattie Hubbard, From Taylor County, KY To Jefferson County, KY

John Q. Shively Death Certificate
A descendant of Mollie Allene Shively requested the help of the Shively researchers to see if additional information could be found. Mollie Allene Shively was born 1-Jan-1921 in Taylor County, KY and died 8-Dec-1977 in Jefferson County, KY. Mollie Shively was the daughter of Lloyd Shively and Mattie Hubbard. Lloyd Shively was born 16-Sep-1891 in Taylor County, KY and died 26-Dec-1930 in Taylor County, KY. He was buried in Miller Cemetery. Lloyd Shively was the son of John Q. Shively and Mollie Carlile. John Q. Shively was born ca. 1850 and died 31-Jul-1914 in Taylor County, KY. He was buried in Miller Cemetery. The death certificate for John Q. Shively lists that his parents were unknown.  This is a problem many researchers working on African American genealogies encounter. An attempt to find further information on the parents of John Q. Shively, who was most likely born in slavery, was done and the following information might be used as a guide for further research.

In the early history of Green and Taylor County, KY it is known that there were 3 Caucasian Shively males who established families in the area.  The men were Jacob Shively, John Shively and Michael Shively.  Some of the descendants of these men did own land which was worked by slaves.  Jacob Shively married Sophia Davis. They had a son, John W. Shively who was married on 24-Aug-1843 in Green County, KY to Mary Jane Roach.  Mary Jane Shively was the daughter of Price Roach.  Price Roach is listed on the 1850 District No. 2, Green County, KY slave schedule with 25 slaves. His daughter, Mary Jane Roach Shively, died ca. 1846, but she and John W. Shively did have a son born who was Price R. Shively and daughter Sally W Shively.

Barbara Wright compiled and published many of the Green County, KY records. Located in her Abstracts Of Circuit Court Cases, Volume 17 is located additional information regarding the Price and Shively history.  From Circuit Case #188, 21-Nov-1865, John W. Shively, Guardian for Price R. Shively and G. W. Buchanan vs. Petition to sell land: John W. Shively as guardian for his son, Price R. Shively an infant under 21 years and George W. Buchanan and his wife, Sally W. Buchanan (late Sally W. Shively) state that Price Roach departed this life in Green County, Kentucky leaving as his only heirs at law John J. Roach, Thomas G. Roach and the children of Mary Shively, deceased (late Mary Roach) to wit: Price R. Shively and Sally W. Shively, now Sally W. Buchanan. The case continues to describe the land owned.

From the Report of Comm 22-Nov-1865:
W. B. Carlile, F. P. Gaines and J. J. Roach, Comm appointed by the court report under oath that the following is a correct report of the real and personal estate of the infant Price R. Shively, to wit:
One slave named Rhoda valued at $25.00
One slave named Betty valued at $25.00
One slave named John valued at $25.00
One slave named Sally valued at $25.00
And one equal undivided half of 266 1/2 acres of land in Green County on Green River valued at ____ and that the yearly profits of the estate is nothing.  That the interest of the infant does require the sale of the undivided half of the tract of 266 1/2 acres of land upon the terms set out in the petition. 

Rhoda Shively is located on the 1870 Precinct No. 1 Green County, KY census. She is listed  in the household of Cezar Griffin age 55, Black.  Listed is Rhoda Shively age 50 Black, John Shively age 21 Black works on farm and Sallie age 14 Black.  John Shively is listed as age 21 which would mean he was born about 1850 which matches the information on the death certificate for John Q. Shively.  The relationship between Rhoda Shively and John Shively has not been proven and will require further research.

Newspaper obituaries for Mollie A. Shively and her husband Leevi Smith were found in the Louisville newspapers.  Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday, December 10, 1977, Page 5, Column 5:
Mrs. Mollie A. Smith, 56, of 4106 Vermont Ave., died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital. She was the former Mollie Shively, a native of Campbellsville, and was a food service employee at Veterans Administration Hospital.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Woods of Indianapolis, Mrs. Rose Stafford and Mrs. Peggie Thompson; three sons, Lloyd K. Smith of Indianapolis, Norman and Donnell Flippins; 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 45th Street and Greenwood Avenue, with burial in Highland Memory Gardens.
The body will be at A. D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., after 6 p.m. Saturday.

Located in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Monday, June 27, 1977, Page 8, Column 5:
Leevi Smith, 64, of 607 W. Breckinridge St., died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his home. He was a native of Campbellsville and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mollie Shively; a son, Lloyd K. Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Woods of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Rose Stafford, and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., with burial in Highland Memory Garden.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mildred Margaret Shively And Husband, George R. Waldren, Who Lived In Pembina County, North Dakota

A Shively descendant recently requested additional information on her ancestors who lived in Wood County, Ohio and then moved to North Dakota.  Following is some of the genealogy information related to this research question. Additional information regarding relatives of this Shively line can be found in the blog article written on 12-Dec-2015  regarding Ronald Shively.

Mildred Margaret Shively was born 11-Jan-1899 in Bowling Green, Wood County, OH and died 29-Jun-1989 in Pembina County, ND.  She was the daughter of Charles Morrison Shively and Fanny Lewis.  Mildred Shively was married to Dr. George R. Waldren. He was born 24-Sep-1899 and died on 25-Nov-1952 in Pembina County, ND.  Located on the 1900 Flatrock Township, Henry County, OH census is the family of Charles Shively age 45 born Aug 1845 married 20 years, wife Francis age 42 born Dec 1857 having born 6 children and 6 living, daughter Maud age 20 born 1880, son Henry age 17 born July 1882, daughter age 15 born 1885, son Ralph age 10 born Aug 1889, daughter Mildred age 1 born 1899 and grand daughter Durcel age 2 born 1898.  On the 1910 Pleasant Township, Holgate Village, Henry County, OH is the family of Charles M Shively age 61, Frances age 51, and daughter Mildred age 11.

Located in the Crescent News, Defiance, Ohio, Thursday, April 9, 1953, Page 15, Column 1 is the following news article:  MRS. GEORGE R. WALDREN from Cavalier, N. Dak., the former Mildred Shibley of Holagate, arrived in Defiance Monday night for a visit in home of her niece, Mrs. C. O. Haley.  Mrs. Waldren's husband was the late Dr. Waldren who died of a heart attack in his office last Nov. 25.  Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Waldren and Mrs. Haley visited their cousin, Mrs. Eva Wright of Liberty Center who is a patient in Heller Memorial Hospital, Napoleon.

George R. Waldren's father was also a physician.  The death of his father gives additional information on the Waldren family.  Located in The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, North Dakota, Wednesday, February 23, 1944, Page 3, Column 1:
Pioneer N.D. Physician Dies
MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) - Dr. H. M. Waldren, 69, pioneer North Dakota physician died in University hospital here late Tuesday following a six weeks' illness.
Dr. George Waldren, a son practicing at Cavalier, N.D., who was at his father's bedside, said  funeral services would be held Saturday at the Masonic Temple at Grand Forks where the elder Waldren was former potentate of Kem Temple of Shriners.
Dr. Waldren had practiced medicine at Drayton, N.D. since 1899 and was brought here ten days ago by his son.  Other survivors are Dr. H M Waldren Jr., Drayton another son, and Mrs. Henry Hellman, Athens, O. a daughter.
Dr. Waldren was born in Kingston, Ont, Nov 26, 1875.  He graduated from Queens university in 1898 and shortly afterwards was married.  He moved to Winnipeg where he lived a year before moving to Drayton to start his practice.
Dr. Waldren established the Drayton hospital about 35 years ago and operate it at the time of his death with his son, H. M. Waldren, Jr., as an associate.
Dr. Waldren was president of the North Dakota board of medial examiners for three years and a member of the board for ten years.  He was elected to the American college of surgeons in 1929 and was president of the State Medical association in 1931.

Charles M Shively and Fanny Lewis were married on 4-Aug-1879 in Hancock County, OH. Charles Morrison Shively and Francis (Fanny) Celeste Shively are buried in Riverside Cem., Defiance County, OH.  Charles M Shively was born 18-Aug-1848 in Wood County, OH and died 2-Oct-1935 in Henry County, OH.  Fanny Lewis was born 18-Dec-1858 and died 9-Aug-1927 in Henry County, OH.  She was the daughter of John Lewis.  The Ohio death certificate for Charles M Shively lists his father as John H. Shively.  Most likely the H. stands for Henry.

The following article was extracted from the Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune, October 8, 1935, Page 1, Column 3:
Charles Shively Is Called By Death
Friends here have been informed of the death of a former Wood County resident, Charles Shively, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Smith, at Colgate, O.   Funeral services were held there Sunday.  Mr. Shively was born east of Bowling Green in 1848, spending a great part of his life of the farm where Frank Metzler now lives on the Napoleon Road. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

The following was found in the Deshler Flag, August 18, 1927:
Mrs. Charles Shively, 68, passed away at her home in Holgate, Tuesday morning, following a long period of illness. Surviving are the husband, four children - John of Fostoria and Frank of Detroit, Mrs. Julia Smith and Mrs. Mildred Waldren of Holgate.

The parents of Charles Morrison Shively were Henry Shively and Margaret McCartney. Henry Shively was born 23-May-1802 in Millville, Columbia County, PA and died 5-Mar-1886 in Bowling Green, Wood County, OH.  

Henry Shively (1802-1886) was the son of Henry Shively (1762-1821) and Elizabeth Green (1763-1809).

Henry Shively (1762-1821) was the son of Christian Shively born 25-Dec-1718 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland died 16-Nov-1773 in York County, PA and Esther Neff.

Christian Shively (1718-1773) was the son of Christian Shively (Schaeublin) born 6-Nov-1683 in Oberdorf, Basel, Switzerland and died before 18-Apr-1752 in Lancaster County, PA. Christian married Barbara Spittler.

Christian Schaeublin was the son of Durs Schaeublin.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Simon Shively (Shiveley) And Wife, Idell Angeline Bates Who Lived In Winn Parish, Louisiana

Wilson S. Shively Louisiana Homestead
Simon Shively (Shiveley) was born Feb-1832 in Germany.  He died in 1910 in Winn Parish, LA.  He was married to Idell Angeline Bates who was born 29-Mar-1841 in SC and died 5-Aug-1913 in Winn Parish, LA.  Both are buried in Gansville Cem, Winn Parish, LA.  Simon Shiveley was naturalized on 7-Apr-1868.  The original documents might be located in the L.S.U. Archives (Baton Rouge,Fl.Bx.1830-1910, folio 1837-1868, Fl.270) but for the purpose of this article was not confirmed.   Simon served with the Confederate Army, 28th Louisiana Infantry, Company A. 

Wilson Sebastian Shively was the son of Simon Shively and Idell Bates.  He was born on 2-Oct-1859 in Bienville Parish, LA and died 15-Jul-1931 in Orleans Parish, LA and buried in Gansville Cem, Winn Parish.  He was married to Mary Catherine Durbin who was born 15-Jan-1858 in Winn Parish and died 25-Jul-1924.  She was the daughter of William James “Jess” Durbin and Christine Evelyn Lewis.  Wilson S. Shively filed in the U. S. Land Office for land under the Louisiana Homestead. Wilson and Mary were the parents of at least the following children:  David Hardy Shively (3-Oct-1879-1973) married Leckey Rita Crowson (22-Dec-1885 – 11-Feb-1973), Della Shively (1881-1957) married Mr. Clifton, Arma Shively (1883-) married Mr. Jones, Lillie Ann Shively (1885-1955) married Mr. Crowson, Bill Tom Shively (1887-1965), Carrie Elizabeth Shively (1891-1970) married Mr. Taylor, James Wilson Shively (1893-1973), Simon Sebastian Shively (1895-1951), and Lula Estelle Shively (1898-1980) married Mr. Boutian.

David Hardy (Hardie) Shively was the son of Wilson Shively and Mary Durbin.  He was married to Leckey Rita Crowson who was the daughter of Randolph Christopher Crowson and Mary Jane Tilley.  They were the parents of the following children:  Randolph Angelo Shively (1903-1972), David S. Shively (1907-1991), Estelle Shively (1909-2001), married Mr. Roden and Mr. Hardy Smith, Doris Jean Shively (1911-1991) married Mr. L. A. Clifton, Mary Lou Shively (1912-2002) married Mr. Savarese and Mr. James Frigerio, Ruth (Beady Mavis) Shively (1914-1997) married Mr. McMains, Louie Hubert Shively (1917-2011), Lodie Shively (1919-2008) married Mr. Paniello and Mr. Robert Hamilton, Theodore Shively (1921-2006), Joe Hannon Shively (1926-) and Helen Shively (1924-) married Mr. Randa.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Lousiana, Tuesday, February 13, 1973, Page 7, Column 4:
Mrs. Leckey Shively
JONESBORO – Funeral services were to be at 2:30 p.m. today for Mrs. Leckey Crowson Shively, 87, of Jonesboro, at Edmonds Funeral home here.  The Rev. Dan Tohline was to officiate with burial at Gansville Cemetery near Wyatt.
Mrs. Shively died early Sunday at the Jackson Parish Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Surviving include her husband, D. H. Shively of Jonesboro; four sons, Davis Shively and Louie Shively, both of Jonesboro, Theodore Shively of West Monroe and Joe H. Shively of Sarasota, Fla.; six daughters, Mrs. Hardy Smith of Shreveport, Mrs. L. A. Clifton and Mrs. Glynn McManus, both of Jonesboro, Mrs. James Frigerio of New Orleans, Mrs. Robert Hamilton, of Tampa, Fla. And Mrs. James Hinton of Short Hills, N.J.; 20 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

The following newspaper article was found in the Jackson Independent, Jonesboro, Louisiana:
Services for Ruth Shively McMains, 82 of Jonesboro, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 1997, in Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Kendrix officiating.  Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home.  Mrs. McMains died Tuesday, March 25, 1997 in Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro following a lengthy illness.
Survivors include two daughters, Nedra Trantham of Baker, La. and Edwina Ott and husband Billy Ott of Jonesboro, La. Three brothers, Louie Shively and Theo Shively of Jonesboro and Joe Hannon Shively of Cairo, Georgia; four sisters Mary Savarese of New Orleans, Helen Randa of Titusville, Fla., Lodie Hamilton of Tampa, Fla., and Estelle Smith of Shreveport; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeff Ott, Kenneth Ott, Randy Trantham, and Steve Trantham.