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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mary Luella Shively And George Washington Allen Who Lived In Benton County, Indiana

Mary Luella Shively was born in 1869 and died in 1934.  She was married to George Washington Allen on 20-Oct-1888 in Grant County, IN. He was born in 1860 and died 1916.  Both are buried in Earl Park Cemetery, Benton County, IN. 

Mary Luella Shively was the daughter of Samuel T. Shively and Rebecca Kiser. For more information on Samuel Shively read the February 8, 2014 Shively blog article. Samuel Shively married Rebecca Kiser on 20-Dec-1867 in Miami County, IN. He married second Hannah Malinda Shoffstall Woolery (Wolary) on 22-May-1894 in Grant County, IN.

Listed on the 1880 Jackson Township, Miami County, IN census is the household of Samuel age 29, wife Rebecca age 27, daughter Mary L age 11, son Charles age 9 and son William age 6. Listed on the 1900 Parish Grove Township, Benton County, IN census is the household of Geo W Allen born March-1860 age 40, wife Louella born Jan-1869 age 31, son Otto born May-1889 age 11, daughter Mable born Apr-1891 age 9, son Forest born Jul- 1894 age 6, son Harold born Oct-1896 age 3 and daughter Florence born Apr-1898 age 2.  On the 1910 Richland Township, Benton County, IN census is the family of George Allen age 50 married 22 years, wife Luella age 41, son Otto age 20, son Forest age 16, son Harold age 14, daughter Florence age 12, and son Everett age 8.

The following obituary was extracted from The Benton Review, Fowler, Indiana, Thursday, March 16, 1916, Page 9, Column 3:
George W. Allen
Mr. George W. Allen was born in Swayzee, Grant county, Indiana, March 19, 1860, and died March 11, 1916, having attained an age of 55 years, 11 months, and 23 days.  He had lived in Earl Park for sixteen years and had been a member of the Presbyterian church since March 2, 1913.  On October 20, 1888 he was married to Miss Louella Shively at Swayzee. He is survived by his wife and seven children, Mr. Otto Allen, Mrs. Mabel Cobleigh, Messrs. Forest and Harold Allen, Miss Florence Allen, Everett and Dorothy, and by one sister, Mrs. Sade Smith, and five brothers, John, Israel, Wesley, Ephriam and A. J. Allen.
He had been a charter member of the Knights of Pythias for 20 years. Although robust nearly all of his life he suffered much for some months preceding his death. On Tuesday, March 7, he became critically ill with appendicitis and although medical skill was employed the effort to prolong life failed.
He was a devoted husband and father. Wherever he was employed he did his work faithfully and well.  Ever ready was he to do his share and more. He was a man whose loss will be much felt not only by his immediate family but also by the many friends he made. There is one friend however, who loved him more than any other. He has called him home to be forever with Him.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Mr. William F. Hoot.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Henry Shively And Wife Fannie Odenbaugh Who Lived In Franklin County, Kansas

Henry Shively was born on 24-Oct-1871 in Kansas and died 1-Jun-1958 in Jackson County, Missouri.  Henry Shively was married on 24-Oct-1895 in Franklin County, Kansas to Fannie Odenbaugh.  He was the son of Henry Shively and Elizabeth Branham. Elizabeth Branham may have been married first to F. G. Ferguson.

Listed on the 1870 Peoria Township, Franklin County, Kansas census is the family of Henry Shively age 50, wife Elisabeth age 40, son John age 13, son George age 4, son Martin age 3, and daughter Laura age 2.  On the 1875 Franklin County, Kansas State census is the family of Henry Shively age 55, wife Elizabeth age 47, son John 18, son George A age 9, son Martin A age 8, daughter Laura B age 5 and son Henry F age 4.   On the 1880 Cutler Township, Franklin County, Kansas census is the household of Henry Shively age 60, wife Elizabeth age 49, son A. George age 14, son A. Martin age 13, daughter B. Laura age 12, and son F. Henry age 9.  

Listed on the 1900 Pottawatomie Township, Franklin County, Kansas census is the household of Henry F Shively born Oct-1871 age 28, wife Fannie born Jul-1875 age 24 and daughter Laura born Mar-1899 age 1.   (Daughter Laura Kent Shively was born 7-Mar-1899 and died 14-May-938 in Chicago, Cook County, IL).

The following newspaper article was found in The Ottawa Daily Republic, Ottawa, Kansas, Tuesday, June 15, 1909, Page 1, Column 5:
Mrs. Fannie Shively enters suit against Henry Shively, alleging desertion.  He is an employee at the state hospital in Oswatomie. They were married in Ottawa, Oct. 24, 1895 and have two children, Laura Kent, aged 10, and Marie Beth, 7 years old.

The following was extracted from The Kansas City Times, Tuesday, June 3, 1958, Page 14, Column 1:
SHIVELY, Henry, 86, died Sunday night at a nursing home at 3217 Cleveland, where he had lived since 1955.  Mr. Shively was born in Ottawa, Kas.  He leaves two sisters, Miss Laura Shively and Miss Elizabeth Shively, Ottawa.