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, January 21, 2017

Daniel Webster Shively And Ida Elston Who Lived In Darke County, Ohio

Daniel Webster Shively was born 3-May-1858 in Montgomery County, Ohio and died 4-Aug-1930 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. He was the son of Isaac N. Shively and Elizabeth McNeal.  Daniel Webster Shively married Ida Elston on 23-Dec-1880. Ida was born 13-Sep-1861 in Darke County, Ohio and died 25-Apr-1948. She was the daughter of William C. Elston and Elizabeth Rebecca Griffis. Daniel and Ida are buried in the Greenville Union Cemetery, Greenville, Darke County, Ohio.

It was interesting that many of the census records for this Shively family were taken and recorded by a Shively member.  Isaac N. Shively recorded the following entry on the 1850 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census: Isaac N. Shively age 34, wife Elizabeth age 23, daughter Sarah H. age 2 and in the household Wm McNeal age 12.  Listed on the 1870 Darke County, Ohio census is the family of Isaac Shively age 54, wife Elisabeth age 43, daughter Sarah H. age 21, son John W. age 17, daughter Mary F. age 17, son Daniel W. age 12, and daughter Ida M. age 6. John W. Shively recorded the following entry on the 1880 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census: Isaac Shively age 63, wife Elizabeth age 53, son Webbster age 22, daughter Ida age 16 and grandson Roscoe Helvy age 4.  Daniel W. Shively recorded the following entry on the 1900 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census:  Daniel W. Shively born May-1858 age 42 married 19 years, wife Ida E. born Sep-1861 age 38, son Frank E. born Mar-1882 age 18, son Harry born May-1889 age 11, son Eugene born Mar-1894 age 6 and servant Bertha Hoke born Nov-1878 age 21.

The following newspaper article was found in the Palladium Item, Richmond, Indiana, Saturday, September 17, 1921, Page 3, Column 1:
New Paris, O.
NEW PARIS, O.--Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Shively at Greenville, O., the birthday anniversaries of Mrs. Shively and Mrs. T. R. Murphy, of New Paris, were celebrated jointly by a dinner. The birthday cakes were resplendent with the correct number of candles and made a pleasing centerpiece. A happy day was spent by the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Murphy and daughter Mary Frances, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Samuels, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Samuels, Miss Mary Bowles, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schmallenberger and son Joseph, and Miss Marie Hughes, all of New Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Shively, of Greenville.

The following obituary was extracted from the Palladium Item, Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, August 6, 1930, Page 10, Column 8:
Daniel Webster Shively
GREENVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 6.--Funeral services fro Daniel Webster Shively, 72 years old, prominent local retired clothier, who died at his home on Wayne avenue Monday morning at 9:45 o'clock from the affects of a paralytic stroke, which he suffered Sunday were conducted from the residence at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Rev. O. O. Arnold officiated. Burial was made in the Greenville cemetery.

The following was found in the Palladium Item, Richmond, Indiana, Thursday, April 29, 1948, Page 10, Column 4:
Mrs. D. W. Shively
GREENVILLE.--Mrs. Ida E. Shively, 86 years old, widow of clothing merchant, died Sunday. She resided at 300 Harrison avenue. Mrs. Shively had been in failing health for the last five years. She had lived in Greenville since 1902 and was a member of one of Darke county's pioneer families.
Born and reared on a farm near Sharpeye in Washington township, Mrs. Shively spent here entire life in this county. She was the daughter of the late William and Rebecca Griffin Elston. Her husband died in 1930.
Survivors include two sons, Harry Shively, Route 3, Greenville; and Eugene Shively, Greenville; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. K. F. Thomas, Cleveland.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shively were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Miller Funeral home. Rev. Frank Thomas was the officiating minister. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery.

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