|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.