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 1, 2016

Henry Rice Shively And Wife Thrisie Margaret Thompson From Taylor County Kentucky To Shelby County Missouri

Lizzie Maupin, Wes Shively, Thrisie Thompson Shively,
Henry Rice Shively, Elsie Shively
Genealogy researchers today are very fortunate to have several Internet web sites available for viewing newspapers. This researcher is grateful to This site has newspapers from small rural areas. One area where our Shively family was located is Shelby County, Missouri.  Several of the small towns in this Northeast Missouri county include Hunnewell, Shelbina, Shelbyville, and Clarence.

The photo above was provided by cousin F. J. Luke.  Henry Rice Shively was born 18-March-1874 in Kansas.  He died 11-November-1958 in Shelbina, Shelby County, Missouri.  (His family had moved to Kansas but returned to Taylor County, Kentucky sometime after his birth). He was the son of Robert W. Shively and Rosella Rice. Henry Rice Shively was married to Theresa (Thrisie) Margaret Thompson on 4-April-1899 in Shelby County, Missouri (Shelby County Marriage Book 5, Page 23).  Thrisie Thompson was born 27-February-1876 in Kentucky and died 2-November-1929 in Lakenan, Shelby County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of John Barton Thompson and Mary (Molly) Wise. To this union were born: Elsie M. born 1900 died 1910, Wesley Barton born 3-July-1902, Herschel Thomas born 27-August-1905, Shelby Owen born December-1909, Vincil Elbert born 12-June-1912 and Mary Rose born 23-November-1914. has the old newspapers from the Hunnewell Graphic (Hunnewell, Missouri).  Hunnewell is a small town with a census of 184 from the 2010 census. It is located in a rural area in Shelby County, Missouri which is in the Northeast section of Missouri. Articles from this newspaper give additional genealogy facts which were unknown to this researcher.  Such articles include information from the daily life of Henry Rice Shively and family. Following are a few of the articles extracted:

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, October 9, 1902, Page 8, Column 2
Wm. Mayes sold his 80 acre farm near Prairie View church last week to Henry Shively, consideration $1600.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, May 13, 1904, Page 8, Column 3
S. P. Shively, of Peru, Kansas, who has been the guest of his brother H. R. Shively, of Prairie View neighborhood, left Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Kentucky.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, May 13, 1904, Page 1, Columns 5-6
A Sad Accident
A most distressing accident occurred in this county near New Market (Marion County, Kentucky), early Monday morning, May 2, 1904, which resulted in the death of James Ben Thompson, 21 years of age, a son of Mr. John Thompson, a well known farmer of that vicinity.
Young Thompson had suspicions that a thief was making raids on his father's corn crib and by means of a string and shot gun laid a trap to shoot the supposed burglar. On several previous occasions he had gone to the crib but took the precaution to unloosen the string before opening the door, but on Monday morning he was in haste and forgot about the trap. He gave the door a quick jerk, instantly there was the report of the gun and the contents of the weapon ploughed its way through his right breast and on into his heart. He fell and died almost instantly. The accident and unfortunate circumstance surrounding cast a shadow of gloom not alone over the family of the dead boy, but the neighborhood as well, and the affair is regretted by all.
At the inquest held Wednesday the Coroner's verdict was that the deceased came to his death by accident.
The funeral services were held at Calvary Wednesday morning, with Requiem, Mass, after which the remains were interred in the congregational cemetery. ---Lebanon, Ky., Enterpise.
Mr. Thompson was a brother of Mrs. H. R. Shively and George Thompson of Prairie View, and was known to many of our readers as he visited in Missouri about two years ago and his sad and untimely death was a shock to his relatives and friends here.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, August 26, 1904, Page 8, Column 3
Mrs. J. B. Thompson and son George, who have been the guests of H. R. Shively and family of north of town, left Monday for their home at Lebanon, Kentucky.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, October 29, 1909, Page 8, Column 3
James Walden, of Pettis county has purchased 80 acres of land east of Prairie View church and expects to move back to this county about December. He purchased 40 acres from George Perry and the Jake Salmon 40 acres from H. R. Shively, consideration $70 per acre.

Hunnewll Graphic, Friday, November 19, 1909, Page 1, Column 1
Harry Lookabaugh sold his 80 acre farm near Union Chapel church last Saturday to H. R. Shively of north of town.  Mr. Lookabaugh is undecided as to what he will do.

Wes Shively, Thrisie Margaret Thompson Shively,
Herschel Thomas Shively, Elsie Shively
Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, December 9, 1910, Page 1, Column 6
Death Of Elsie Shively
Elsie May Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Shively died at their home near Union Chapel last Friday night after a long and lingering illness of typhoid-pneumonia.
Elise, was about eleven years old and the only daughter of her parents, she was a bright and sweet little girl, a loving daughter and the pride of her parents. She suffered many weeks, and all that medical aid could do was done for her relief and that she might live, but the disease had too strong a hold on her.
Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock and her remains were laid to their final resting place in the Catholic cemetery.
The pall-bearers were four little girls dressed in white, and all school mates of Elsie they were Jewell and Lillian Hawker, Gladys Mayes and Eula Walden.
She leaves to mourn her death a grief stricken father and mother and three brothers.
To the sorrowing ones is extended the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, May 28, 1915, Page 2, Column 1
H. R. Shively, of near Union Chapel, was in town Tuesday and made us a pleasant call.  He ordered the Graphic sent to his sister, Mrs. S. M. Wise at Wyatt, Mo, and his father-in-law, J. B. Thompson at Lebanon, Kentucky.

Hunnewell Graphic, Friday, October 4, 1918, Page 1, Column 2
Mrs. H. R. Shively and children have returned to their home, north of town from a several weeks visit at Mrs. Shively's old home at Lebanon, Ky.

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