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, December 24, 2016

1916 Letter To Santa Claus From Vonda Shively Who Lived In Mercer County, Ohio

The Celina Democrat, Celina, Ohio, Friday, December 22, 1916, Page 1, Column 4:
                                                                                                           Coldwater, Ohio
Dear Santa Claus --I am a little girl 8 years old. I go to school most every day. I want for my Christmas a writing desk, a book satchel and a story book. I also have a little brother 23 months old. Bring him a little rocking chair and some nice toys. Bring us both candy and all kinds of nuts. As ever your little girl.
                                                                                   Vonda Arrahwanna Shively     

Vonda Arrahwanna Shively was born on 31-Oct-1908 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 9-Mar-1995 in Miami County, Ohio.  She was married to Arthur Russell Grunert who was born 4-Sep-1904 and died 29-Dec-1988.  Both are buried in the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.  Vonda Shively was the daughter of Joseph Earl Shively and Maude Baker.  Joseph Shively was the son of Isaac Shively and Elmira A. Fitzwater. Isaac Shively was the subject of the Shively blog article written on September 12, 2015.

Located on the 1920 Salem Township, Auglaize County, Ohio census is the household of Joseph E. Shively age 34, wife Maud age 31, daughter Vonda age 11, son Ashley B. age 4 and son Paul L. age 3.  Listed on the 1910 Union Township, Mercer County, Ohio census is the household of Joseph Shively age 25, wife Maud age 21 and daughter Vonda age 1. 

The following newspaper obituary for the father of Vonda Shively Grunert was extracted from The Piqua Daily Call, Monday, August 10, 1970. Page 10, Columns 1-2:
Joseph E. Shively, Retired Hobart Mfg. Foreman, Dies
Joseph Earl Shively, 85, of 418 S. Wayne, died at 4:15 a.m. in Piqua Memorial Hospital where he had been patient two days after having been in failing health several years.
Born in Mercer County, March 13, 1885, he was a son of Isaac and Elmira Fitzwater Shively. He was married to the former Maude Baker on June 5, 1907 in Spencerville. They moved from Spencerville to Piqua in 1924.
Mr. Shively was a retired foreman at Hobart Manufacturing Co. and a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Maude, a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Grunert (Vonda) of Piqua; two sons, Ashley B. Shively and Paul L. both of Piqua; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and five brothers, Roy Shively of Manton, Mich., George of Fife Lake, Mich., Ray of Modesto, Calif., Carl of Bakersfield, Calif., and Hamer of Eugene, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Hahn at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cron Funeral Home with burial in Mimia Memorial Park.
Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home between 3 and 5 p.m. and 7 and 9 pm.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Otis C. Shively And Wife Aileen R. West Who Lived In Mercer County, Ohio

Otis Shively/Aileen West Marriage
Information on the lineage of Otis C. Shively who lived in Mercer County, Ohio was requested by a Shively descendant. From information found it is believed that this lineage may be as follows: Ulrich Shively (1722-1776) and Elizabeth Thommen were the parents of Isaac David Shively. Isaac David Shively (1759-1823) and 2nd wife, Lydia Miller (1785-1805) were the parents of David Miller Shively. David Miller Shively (1803-1883) and 1st wife Hannah Clapp (1807-1842) were the parents of Harvey Shively. Harvey Shively (1836-1916) and wife Sarah Jane Lacy (1840-1892) were the parents of Levi Shively. Levi Shively (1871-1965) and wife Effie May Smith (1878-1950) were the parents of Otis C. Shively.  Otis C. Shively Shively married Aileen R. West.

David Shively/Hannah Clapp Marriage
David Miller Shively and 1st wife Hannah Clapp were married in Darke County, Ohio on 16-June-1825 (Volume A1, Page 68). David Shively was born 3-Oct-1803 and died 3-Jul-1883 in Mercer County, Ohio. He is buried in Burntwood Cem. Hannah was born 22-Nov-1807 and died 21-Aug-1842.  The following census records for this family were located with David's 2nd wife Esther Angel Rush:  1850 Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio listed David Shively age 47, Esther age 37, Mary A. age 22, William age 16, Harvey age 13, David Rush (stepson) age 13, Abraham age 12, David age 10, Isaac age 2; 1860 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed David Shively age 56, Easter age 46, Abram age 21, David age 18, Isaac age 12, Jacob age 10, Hetty age 7; 1870 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed David Shively age 66, Ester age 56, Abraham age 28, Isaac age 22, Calvin age 18; 1880 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed David Shively age 66, Ester age 66, Mary age 53, J. Cal age 30, and John age 19.

Harvey Shively/Sarah Jane Lacy Marriage
Harvey Shively was born 4-Mar-1836 Darke County, Ohio and died 29-Jan-1916. He is buried in Swamp College Cem., Mercer County, Ohio.  He married Sarah Jane Lacey on 7-Sep-1857 in Mercer County, Ohio.  Sarah was born 9-Aug-1840 and died 15-Oct-1892. The following census records for this family were located: 1860 Franklin Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Harvy Shively age 23, Sarah age 19, Anna age 10 months; 1870 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Harvy Shively age 34, Sarah age 30, Anna age 10, Margaret age 6, David age 2; 1880 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Harvey Shiveley age 44, Sarah age 40, Margaret age 16, David age 12, Levi age 8, and Elmira age 8.   Harvey is living with his son Levi Shively on the 1900 census. The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Celina Democrat, February 4, 1916, Page 1, Column 4:
The Grim Reaper
Harvey Shively, age 79 years, 10 months and 25 days died Saturday, January 29, at his home four miles northwest of Coldwater. Death was due to heart trouble.
Deceased was born in Darke county, March 4, 1836. March 18, 1854, he moved with his parents to Mercer county. July 25, 1857 he was married to Miss Sarah Jane Lacy, and to this union was born eight children. His wife and three children preceded him in death.
He served in the Civil War in Company D. 193rd regiment, O.V.I.
He is survived by one brother A. W. Shively, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and two half-brothers, Isaac Shively, Manton, Mich., and Cal Shively, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
The children are Mrs. John Shatto, Sidney, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Langel, Celina; David Shively, Bryant, Ind., Mrs. Henry Schwartze, of near Coldwater and Lee Shively of near Coldwater. He is survived by thirty grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1 at Beaver Chapel and interment in the cemetery nearby. Rev. F. P. Cordier officiated.

Levi "Lee" Shively was born 20-Sep-1871 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 16-Jun-1965 in Paulding County, Ohio. Lee Shively married Effie May Smith on 26-Aug-1897 in Mercer County, Ohio. Effie May was born 23-Oct-1878 and died 25-Oct-1950. The following census records for this family were located:  1900 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio Harvey Shively (father) born March 1836 age 64, Levi Shively (son) born September 1871 age 28, Effie M. born October 1879 age 29, Opal O. born June 1898 age 2;  1910 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Levi Shively age 38, Effie M. age 31, Opal O. age 11, Ottis C. age 9, Lilian age 6, Albertine age 4, Vernon age 3 months,  Harvey (Father) age 74; 1920 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Levi Shively age 48, Effie age 41, Ottis age 19, Lillian age 16, Arvesta age 13, Vernon age 9, Valore age 7, Eugene age 2, Myrna age 4 months;  1930 Butler Township, Mercer County, Ohio Levi Shively age 58, Bessie age 51, Bernard age 20, Malore age 17, Paul age 12, Merna age 10 and Edwin age 8.

Otis C. Shively/Aileen R. West Marriage
Otis C. Shively was born 13-Oct-1900 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 25-Feb-1981. He is buried in Swamp College Cem., Mercer County. Otis married Aileen R. West on 7-Feb-1922 in Mercer County, Ohio.  The following census records for this family were located: 1930 Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed O. C. Shively age 29, Aleen age 30, Ruth age 7, Vivian age 2, Mary Lee age 1; 1940 Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio listed Otis Shively age 39, Aileen age 40, Ruth age 17, Joan age 12, Mary Lee age 11, Wanda age 9, Donald age 4.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Jacob Shively And Wife, Isabelle Reed, Who Lived In Jefferson County, Ohio And Howard County, Missouri

Isabelle Shively Death Certificate
Jacob Shively was born 1-Nov-1827 in Ohio and died 13-Oct-1897 in Howard County, Missouri.  He was buried in Washington Cemetery, Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri. Jacob Shively was married on 22-Dec-1852 in Jefferson County, Ohio to Esibelle (Isabelle) Reed.  She was born 21-Jun-1830 in Jefferson County, Ohio and died 17-Jun-1911 in Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Zachariah and Margaret Reed.

Listed on the 1850 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio is the household of Zachariah Reed age 72, wife Margaret age 60, son Thomas age 26, daughter Mary age 23 and daughter Isabella age 21. Listed on the 1860 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio census is the household of Zachariah Reed age 73, wife Margaret age 63 and son Thomas age 26.  On the 1860 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio is the household of Jacob Shively age 32, wife Isabel age 29, son John R. age 6, son Thomas F. age 5, daughter Mary C. age 3 and son Louis P. age 2.  Listed on the 1870 Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri census is the household of Jacob Shively age 42, wife Isabel age 39, son John 16, son Thomas age 15, daughter Mary age 13, son Lewis age 12, son George age 10, son Segal age 8, son William J. age 5, daughter Margaret age 3, and Nancy Parish age  87.

The following newspaper article was extracted from the Chariton Courier, Friday, July 3, 1885, Page 2, Column 4:
One of the most pleasant days of our sojourn in this section was spent last Sunday at Mr. Jacob Shively’s. Mrs. Shively celebrated her 55th birthday and her son, George, his 25th, both being on the same day. Mrs. Shively, assisted by her daughters, Mrs. Grisham, and Misses Maggie and Josephine, gave us one of the finest dinners it was ever our lot to assist in devouring. Nothing fine, but everything good, as only Mrs. S. knows how to prepare. A few of the neighbors were invited, among them James Cuddy and daughter, Miss Dora Wilhoit, Chris Noll and wife and daughter, James Robinson and wife, Lou Wells, wife and sister, Wm. Latham and family, John Shively, son and brother; Thos. Shively, son and brother; Lou Wright, brother-in-law, and wife. Plenty of refreshments of all kinds were in abundances, especially in the shape of wit and humor, furnished by John Goll, whom we forgot to mention above. We think John was the busiest one in attendance, flying around like a kite without a caudal appendage, but after dinner he seemed to have gotten bullast enough to hold him level and he sailed off nicely. Messrs. Binks and Walcott, of Lewis’ Mill, were in attendance also. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves to their utmost capacity. Mr. Wilkerson (the never to be forgotten Pat) being so overcome with excitement in anticipation of such a good time, had to give up to Miss Chile, to whom he devoted his entire attention to the great discomforture of Miss Maggie.  Mr. Noll got so full of celebration that he has been confined to his room ever since – 46 glasses will confine most any one.

This newspaper obituary was found in the Chariton Courier, Friday, June 23, 1911, Page 1, Column 6:
Mrs. Isabelle Shively, born June 21—1830, died at the home of her son, George Shively, June 17—1911. She was a native of Ohio, and her maiden name Isabelle Reid. Married to Jacob Shively at Jefferson County Ohio, December 23, 1852 coming to Missouri in May 1867 and living in Howard County until 1880, moving to Chariton county in that year. Her husband Jacob Shively died in 1898 and since that time she lived with her son Lou until his death two years ago, after which she made her home with other children. Grandma Shively died a member of the Helna church, Methodist, tho in early life was converted and became a member of the Campbellite church at her girlhood home. She was the mother of six boys and six girls, eight of whom survive her.  Her remains were laid to final rest in the cemetary at Glasgow, funeral services having been conducted at the residence of her son George Shively by Rev. J. A. Snarr.