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, August 26, 2016

Jacob Shively And Julia Ann Bruss From Huntington County, Indiana To Jackson County, Oregon

Jacob Shively was born ca. 1830 and died 12-Aug-1914 in Oregon.  Jacob was the son of Daniel Shively (born 13-April-1796 died 7-Aug-1884 in Huntington Co., IN) and 1st wife, Mary Sarah Weaver (born 4-Sep-1794 died 29-Aug-1847 in Huntington Co., IN).  Daniel Shively married 2nd Jane Iden Joice Titrick (born 18-Nov-1806 died 14-Jan-1892).  Jacob Shively was married to Julia Ann Bruss on 12-Feb-1851 in Huntington Co., IN. Julia Ann Bruss was born 16-Feb-1832 and died 7-Jul-1903.  Jacob and Julia Shively are buried in Hargadine Cemetery, Ashland, Jackson County, OR.

Jacob and Julia Shively are located on the 1860 Jackson Township, Kosciusko County, IN census.  They are located on the 1880 Rutland, Barry County, MI census.  Listed on the 1900, East Ashland Precinct, Jackson County, OR census is the household of Jacob Shively and Julia A Shively.  

The following article was found in the Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Friday, March 24, 1905, Page 4, Column 2:
The Phoenix Shipyard
Its First Boat, A Suspicious Looking Vessel, Launched Yesterday
The people that live along the lower Gila are pretty well accustomed by this time to seeing all manner of strange things drifting down on the breast of that ever surprising stream. Such odd collections as railroad bridges, ferry boats, farm houses, chicken coops, lumber yards, etc., no longer create surprise. But there was launched here  yesterday something that may make their eyes bug out for it was ostensibly a house boat, though it may be a torpedo boat in disguise or some new manner of war vessel that has been constructed here on the quiet for the Russians with a view of attacking Togo's fleet in the rear while he is busy heading off Rojestvensky's Baltic squadron as it enters Chinese waters. It will at the same time be a matter of news to Phoenix people to know that this city has a real ship yard and that the product of it is already in evidence.
The master mind of this shipbuilding is a Mr. Jacob Shively who came here not long ago from Ashland, Oregon. While Phoenix was standing around in open mouthed wonder, not imaging before that there was so much water in the world, Mr. Shively was engaged on plants to make some use of it.  He came from a country where they have had water before and a little surplus dose not bewilder them.  Mr. Shively is 76 years old and therefore of sufficiently mature experience to conduct his own business without taking the whole world into his confidence or asking the advice of the whole town as the average man does before he starts something.
He secured space for a dry dock of the Chamberlain Lumber Co. and proceeded with the construction of the keel and first deck. A second deck was contemplated at first and the fact that the plans were changed leads to the suspicion that Mr. Shively had a war ship in mind and received a change of orders from his prospective purchaser or employer, in the event the plans had been previously perfected.  Anyhow it is surmised that a one decker could creep about more stealthily than a formidable appearing boat. In lieu of a second deck or a cabin, therefore, he equipped the vessel with bows for a wagon sheet which will turn Arizona hailstones, the only thing one needs armor for in these waters. When stripped for action the wagon sheet may be removed.
The boat was finished yesterday morning and the dry dock being some distance from the harbor a two horse wagon was pressed into service to assist in the launching which was accomplished without the slightest trouble.  The launching was in the presence of a vast crowd of two or three men and there was no champagne wasted or other ceremony of a public character. The builder announced his intention of accompanying the crew as far at least as Yuma but he was silent concerning his later plans.  There are fears in some quarters that the boat may prove to be a submarine before it leaves American waters.

The following was extracted from the Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Monday, April 3, 1905, Page 3, Column 3:
Gila River Navigation
Official Log Of Capt. Jacob Shively’s Recent Expedition
A short time ago there was given in these columns the story of the launching of a mysterious craft from the Phoenix shipyards. It sailed west from this harbor under command of Captain Jacob Shively, admiral of the Gila river fleet.  Later it was announced that the vessel had safely run the blockade of the Buskeye dam and was continuing on its course regardless. T. W. Chamberlain who holds a proprietary interest in the ship yard (but not in the ship) has received the following letter from Admiral Shively. It being virtually a log of the voyage. It is reproduced verbatim for it tells actually and by inference, more things than could be related in the same space by the best newspaper man in the world. The letter follows:

Yuma fri March the 29 1905: Well Mr. Chamberlain, Sir; I would rather report to you if it was to the river but it is bad. One day very well 2 day all rite til time to go to shore and we soposed to be good place to go out and the firs thing we new we was going around like a top, we maid the third effert before we go out and we stopped and unloded for the night and had rest til 3 oclock in the morn pard got up and Said the boat was about to get away. So I got up fixed the boat and laid down agane and heard the dirt fawling in to the water.  So I got up, put mi shoos on and we took our bed and all the rest of the things we moved them back farther from the water. In one hour our bed place was gone out of site. We got a good earley start and at about 7 oclock we was capsized without any time to think til after we was under the bouling waves. I tride to get a hold of the boat but the waves put me under and I came up again and I held mi breath ti I made a nother rize and I came up and got a breath and swam out. It was the hardest swim I have ever exspearenced in all mi lifetime. Mi close was so heavy that I could hardly walk. We saved the boat but we lost a most all so we was done up for the balance of the trip but we got to gether all we could find and got in the boat and went on down stream. We found our wagon sheat with mi bed close so we got them so it came time to go out for night. The morning of the 26 we found some indions and got them to help us out. We was about 8 miles of Heley bend station so we got there. When I got here I got a letter from mi boy saying I should go to Santiago so I will leave here just as soon as I can. This is no place for me. I got nuff of river to drink in the hieley. I don’t want so much mixture of water as the Colorado and hieley and the water is not fit for dog. I am not very, well but I feel better today than I have bin. I will not make any comments, one thing I will say no one has any business on that river with a boat les than 6 feet wide 14 feet long 3 feet hie an 2 good men. That is all. Jacob Shively.”

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Bernard "Bernie" A. Shively, Athletic Director At The University Of Kentucky From 1938 To 1967

A Shively cousin in Kentucky requested information on Bernie A. Shively who was the athletic director at The University of Kentucky from 1938 -1967. The information for this blog article was found in various sources and these sources documented. Further research would be recommended. Bernie A. Shively was born 26-May-1902 in Edgar County, Illinois. He was the son of Bruce Shively (born Sep-1870) and Elvessie Hense (born Nov-1878). They were married in Edgar County, IL on 18-Feb-1896. Bruce Shively was the son of Armstead Shively (born 11-Jan-1821 and died 7-Sep-1898) and Mary E. Laufman (born 19-Oct-1827 and died 11-Jun-1902). Armstead Shively was the son of William Shively (from Virginia to Ohio to Illinois) and Mary Brown. William Shively was born in Loudoun County, VA on 22-Mar-1790 and died 22-Oct-1857 in Edgar County, IL. William was the son of Jacob Shively and Ann Hopkins.  Jacob Shively was born 29-May-1766 died 16-May-1837 in Muskingum County, OH and Ann Hopkins was born ca. 1767 and died 4-Feb-1851 in Muskingum County, OH.

Listed on the 1910 Edgar County, IL census is the household of Bruce Shively age 40 who is a merchant in groceries, wife Bessie age 32 who has been married 14 years with 3 living children, daughter Zeti age 9, son Bernard A age 7, and daughter Mary age 3. Listed on the 1880 Edgar County, IL census is the household of Armstead Shively age 59, wife Mary age 52, daughter Emma age 25, daughter Mary age 22, daughter age 16, and son Bruce age 10.

Information regarding this Shively lineage was found in A History of Clay County Indiana, By William Travis of Middleburg, Volume II, Illustrated, The Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1909, Pages 246-250.  Susan M. Shively was a daughter of Armstead Shively and was married to Beryl Scott Griffith. "On May 9, 1869, Mr. Griffith married Susan M. Shively, was  born in Elbridge township, Edgar county, Illinois, March 20, 1849.  Her father, Armstead Shively, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, and his father, William Shively, was born in Virginia, of Swedish ancestry.  William Shively was a pioneer settle of Coshocton county and one of its earliest teachers.  In the early forties he moved to Edgar county, Illinois, and in Elbridge township bought land covered with virgin timber.  He cleared the farm and resided there the remainder of his life.  His wife, whose maiden name was Mary Brown, died on the home farm at an advanced age.  A young man when he went to Edgar county, Illinois, Armstead Shively entered a tract of government land not far from his father’s, and on it erected a small frame house.  That being destroyed by fire soon after its erection he put up a hewed log house for the family residence.  Clearing a homestead, he was there employed in agricultural pursuits until his death, September 6, 1898, at the age of seventy-seven years.  He married Mary Laufman, who was born in Pennsylvania, which was also the birthplace of her parents, Jacob and Margaret (Keefer) Laufman.  Mr. Laufman, who served as a soldier in the Black Hawk war, settled in Edgar county, Illinois, about 1840, and there established a tannery, the first one in that vicinity, and operated it for many years.  He was a well educated man, and at different times taught school.  Both he and his wife spent the remaining years of their lives on the Illinois farm.  Mrs. Armstead Shively, the mother of Mrs. Griffith, died in June 1902, aged seventy-five years, leaving six children, namely:  Susan M., Emily, Mary, Cyrus, Olive and Bruce."

The following article was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Monday, December 11, 1967, Page 1, Column 3:
UK Athletic Chief Shively Is Dead At 64
Special to The Courier-Journal
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Bernie A. Shively, longtime athletic director at the University of Kentucky, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack.  Shively, 64, was stricken at his home at 3:30 p.m. and was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, where death came 2 1/2 hours later, a hospital spokesman said.  Associates said he had no previous history of a heart condition.
An All-American football player at Illinois in 1926, Shively came to UK as line coach after his graduation in 1927 and served in various athletic capacities, including head football coach on a temporary basis in 1945. He had been athletic director since 1938.
Oswald Pays Tribute
The tall, silver-haired athletic figure, known to thousands of sports fans as "Shive", also held a number of offices in the Southeastern Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Dr. John W. Oswald, university president said: "The entire University of Kentucky community, the whole state of Kentucky and the athletic world at large are shocked beyond belief at the unexpected, untimely passing of Bernie Shively. The university has lost one of its most respected, dedicated and loyal leaders, and I have lost a close and esteemed personal friend. Among athletic directors across the country, Bernie had no equal..."
Born in Oliver, Ill., in 1903, Shively was a backfield star and a member of the track team at Paris (Ill) High School. However, he was a volunteer football player at the University of Illinois, where he lacked a scholarship and switched to the line.
As a guard, he was credited with opening holes for Red Grange, the immortal "Galloping Ghost". His selection to the All-American team in 1926 was by unanimous vote.
Shively also gained fame as a wrestler, winning the Big Ten heavyweight championship in an undefeated senior year, and set a record in track and field with the 16-pound hammer.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound athlete told friends he competed in track and wrestling to improve his speed, strength and stamina for football.
Shively's first job at Kentucky came as a member of football coach Harry Gamage's staff. Later, he became a professor of physical education and then head of that department.
As one of his first official acts as athletic director in 1938, when he succeeded Chet Wynne, he announced the appointment of A. D. (Ab) Kiran as head football coach.
Following a year in which UK had no football team Shively accepted the head coaching position for one wartime year, in 1945, and then stepped down the following year when Paul (Bear) Bryant took over.
Talked About Double Retirement
Under Shively's guidance, the university built the 11,500-seat Memorial Coliseum, where basketball coach Adolph Rupp produced teams that won two of his four NCAA championships, and doubled the seating capacity of Stoll Field to 37,500 for football games. More recently he played a major role in planning UK's vast sports center.
Rupp, on of Shively's closest friends, canceled a scheduled television appearance when he learned of the death.  "Shive and I had talked a thousand times, about retiring the same year - when we became 70," said Rupp. "This comes as a great shock. I guess we had been closer together in the last 15 year then any two men."
"He was the first on the list in his field and the sports world has lost a good friend and a great administrator. His contribution to the NCAA was possibly greater than that of any other man in its organization," Rupp added.
The UK athletic director was a past chairman of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Committee and for the past 15 years and been president of the SEC Coaches and Athletic Directors Association. He also served as chairman of the SEC Basketball Committee for a number of years and was past chairman of the NCAA summer baseball group.
Started UK Tournament
In those capacities he was instrumental in conducting the former SEC Tournament in Louisville and in bringing the NCAA Tournament to Freedom Hall.
In 1951 he became the first supervisor of officials in the Ohio Valley Conference, a position for which he qualified as a longtime referee in high school and college circles.
Perhaps on of Shively's most prized projects was the University of Kentucky Invitational Tournament each Christmas season, known as America's richest and most prestigious holiday basketball festival.
Shively also found time for recreational, civic and alumni affairs, although his duties as athletic director included finances, scheduling, travel arrangements and supervision of ticket sales.
At one time he was regarded as one of the outstanding amateur softball players in the Lexington area, starring at first base for independent teams.
Football coach Charlie Bradshaw praised Shively as "one of the guiding lights" in the SEC and said he had "the highest esteem of his contemporaries over the nation".  Bradshaw added: "I'm just terribly hurt because I know I've lost a great friend".
Son a UK Aide
Friends said Shively had volunteered his aid Saturday night when a basketball fan suffered a heart attack in the stands at the Kentucky-Pennsylvania game.
In addition to his wife, Ruth, he is survived by two children. His son, Doug, was a star end on the Lafayette High School and UK teams and is now an assistant on Bradshaw's staff after a six-year stint at Virginia Tech. His daughter, Mrs. David (Suzanne) Havens of Miami, was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UK in 1957.
UK authorities considered for a while yesterday the canceling of Tuesday night's Kentucky-North Carolina basketball game at Greensboro, but later said that the game will be played as scheduled.
Funeral services were tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.