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.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Frank "Peter" Earl Shively And Daisy Pea McFerrin Who Lived In Morrow County, Oregon

February 16, 1911
Frank "Peter" Earl Shively was born on 4-Feb-1886 in Multnomah County, OR and died 12-Apr-1937 in Morrow County, OR. He was the son of Abraham Cooper Shively and Melissa Geer (Gear). Abraham Cooper Shively was the son of John Shively and Mary Spahr. Frank "Peter" Earl Shively married Daisy Pea McFerrin Beckett on 12-Jul-1924 in Morrow County.  (Daisy P. McFerrin had married 1st To Ralph W Beckett on 28-Nov-1906 in Cass County, MO).  Daisy McFerrin was the daughter of Samuel Burton and Barbara Catharine McFerrin.

Frank "Peter" Shively had moved to Hood River County, OR sometime after 1910.  He was a blacksmith who played pool and baseball. The following newspaper article was found in The Hood River News, Wednesday, January 18, 1911, Page 7, Column 2:
Shively Defeats State Champion
The pool match at the Monroe theatre Wednesday night between Peter Shively of this city, and W. H. Reynolds, of Portland, the state champion, demonstrated that Shively 

June 8, 1911
has lost little of his old time form, as he defeated Reynolds by 39 points. The final score showed that the Portland man had 161 points to his opponent's 200.
In opening the match Reynolds drew the burst and Shively cleaned the table. His opponent had to break again and the Hood River man repeated the performance, getting a lead at the start of 30 point. Up to 100 points Shively had a big lead when Reynolds got an opening and closed some of the gap. The result of the match, however, after the first three set-ups, was never in doubt and the good sized audience which watched the progress of the contest expressed its approval in loud applause. It is stated that the next game will be played in Portland and if Reynolds wins the deciding contest will be held here.

The following was extracted from The Hood River Glacier, Thursday, May 11, 1911, Page 11, Column 7:
Desolution of Partnership
I wish to announce to the patrons of Shively & McGillivary, blacksmiths, that the partnership has been dissolved. The business, however, will continue to be conducted by me, and I will make charge of all accounts owing to the firm.  Peter Shively

February 8, 1912
Located in The Hood River Glacier, Thursday, September 14, 1911, Page 9, Column 6:
L. V. Driscoll, formerly of Pittsburg, Pa., but who has been a resident of the Valley since May, has purchased from Pete Shively a half interest in his horseshoeing shop located on Fourth street. Both are expert horseshoers. They will continue their work along the same lines. 

The following article was found in The Hood River News, Wednesday, July 17, 1912, Page 2, Column 2:
Shively Wins From Circus Aggregation
When it was announced that Pete Shively's baseball aggregation was to play the Kit Carson nine on circus days in Hood River, the betting went up to 16 to 1 on Pete.  This immediate high temperature of the betting thermometer was largely due to the fact that a great crowd of sports witnessed Pete's fleet-footedness on the Fourth of July, when he won the fat man's race against Portland's sporting blood. Kit Carson never had a look-in at the ball game and Pete gave them a goose egg as a souvenir to carry away with them. Nobody knows what the score might have been if Pete had desired to go the limit with the actors.

Found in the Morning Oregonian, Saturday, June 7, 1913, Page 11, Column 4:
Blacksmiths for City Beautiful
HOOD RIVER, Or., June 6 -- (Special.) - Hood River has a couple of blacksmiths who believe in making a city beautiful. Peter Shively and Lawrence M. Driscoll, who operate a horseshoeing shop at the foot of Fourth street, have converted their back yard and the parking between their place of business and sidewalk into a flower garden. While they are not fitting the feet of the valley's horses with new shoes, the sturdy blacksmiths may be seen weeding their beds of phlox, sweet peas and nasturtiums.

The following was extracted from The Hood River Glacier, Thursday, November 12, 1914, Page 2, Column 6:
Notice of Dissolution
Notice is  hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Frank E. Shively and Lawrence V. Driscoll, of Hood River, Oregon, under the firm name of Shively & Driscoll, is this 26th day of October, 1914, dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued by L. V. Driscoll, who is authorized to settle the affairs of said firm.
Frank E. Shively
Lawrence V. Driscoll
Hood River, Ore., Oct. 26, 1914

May 10, 1928
At some point around 1922 Frank "Peter" E. Shively moved to Heppner, Morrow County, OR and began horseshoeing.  Newspaper articles mention that "for several months past Mr. Shively as been working with the road crew on the O. W. highway and just now is helping Moore & Anderson construction company in getting their rock crusher set up at the new location a short distance west of Heppner.  You may look for Frank on the job at the Calmus shop after the first of the month" (this would be the first of June).

Frank E. Shively and Daisy P. McFerrin Becket were married in 1924. Extracted from The Gazette-Times, July 17, 1924, Page 1, Column 7:
Frank Shively and Mrs. Daisy Becket stole a march on their friends Saturday night and were quietly married at the home of the bride. Though Mr. Shively's friends "smelled a rat" when he purchased a new Willys-Knight coupe-sedan the past week, they were kept in the dark as to the time of the events. The ceremony took place about 11 o'clock Saturday night and the newlyweds left immediately after in the new car for a honeymoon trip. They will go to Seattle, Spokane and return by way of the Yakima valley, expecting to be gone a week or ten days.
Mr. Shively is the popular proprietor of the blacksmith and machine shop bearing his name in this city and Mrs. Becket has been employed with the local telephone exchange for the past two years. Their marriage is the happy culmination of a courtship of several months duration. Many well-wishes for their future happiness await them on their return.

The following newspaper obituary was taken from the Heppner Gazette-Times, April 15, 1937, Page 1, Column 4:
Frank Shively Taken Suddenly
Long-Time Local Business Man Dies Of Heart Attack In Shop At Lexington;
Last Rites Held
Frank Shively, manager of Lexington Oil co-operative and for many years local blacksmith shop proprietor, died suddenly of heart failure shortly after going to work in the shop at Lexington Monday morning. He had heated a plow share in the furnace and had just turned to place in on the anvil when several men in the shop sensed something was wrong and caught him to find that life had departed.
Funeral services were held from the Christian church here yesterday afternoon under auspices of Miggido, with reader from Portland in charge. A large concourse of friends paid tribute and the floral offering was profuse. Pallbears, all long-time friends, were L. E. Bisbee, F. S. Parker, John Wightman, Elbert Cox, Claude Cox and Walter Luckman. Interment was in Masonic cemetery.
Frank Earl Shively was born in Portland, Ore., February 4, 1886, being aged 51 years, 2 months and 8 days. He came to Heppner 15 years ago and had been engaged as blacksmith and machinist since. He first was employed with the former Scrivner shop, later purchasing the business himself and conducting it for many years. He married Daisy Becket, July 12, 1924, at Heppner, who, besides a brother, James Paul Shively and sister, Mrs. Estella Dryden, both of Portland, survive. They brother and sister were here for the funeral services.
Besides being proficient at his trade, Mr. Shively was for many years before coming to Heppner considered one of the outstanding pocket billiard players on the Pacific coast, having at various times played men with national reputation. He took an active interest in civic affairs, having managed the town baseball team on occasion, and served four years as councilman before the expiration of his term the first of the year. He had taken the position at Lexington about a month ago. He was a member of the Christian church of Heppner, and was a former member of Heppner lodges Knights of Pythias and A. F. & A. Masons.

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