The following newspaper article appeared in the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, December 31, 1951, Page 10A, Column 4:
Charleston Man Hunts 7 Uncles
Kenneth R. Shively of Charleston, W.Va., is devoting part of the holiday season trying to locate seven uncles whom he has never seen. Helping him with his search is his father-in-law, K. R. Beckner, of 796 E. Mound St.
Shively moved to West Virginia from Oregon with scant information about his uncles, only that they are believed to be farmers in and around Pickaway County. All, of course, are named Shively but only two first names are known, Carl and Ray.
Shively can be reached at 416 Reynolds Av, Apt. C, Charleston, W.Va.
A related article followed in the Columbus Dispatch, Sunday, January 6, 1952, Page 1, Columns 2-3:
Was Searching For 7 Uncles,
Story Turns Up Half-Brother
He was looking for seven uncles to celebrate the holiday season and found a half-brother! That's what happened when a Charleston W.Va. man asked his father-in-law, K. R. Beckner, of 796 E. Mound St. to help locate seven uncles whom he had never seen.
Beckner told The Dispatch about it, and the story appeared Sunday, Dec. 23.
Beckner said Saturday that while the uncles were not found, the story led to the location of a half-brother in Worthington, who was thought to have died some years ago.
The newly found relative was identified as Donald B. Shively of 100 W. Riverglen Dr., Worthington, half brother of Kenneth R. Shively of Charleston, W. Va., Beckner's son-in-law.
According to Beckner, a series of letters and phone calls got under way following the story in the Dispatch two weeks ago. The climax came Friday night when the West Virginian learned of his half-brother at Worthington.
Happy over finding a half-brother, the Charleston W. Va., man has redoubled his efforts to locate the seven uncles.
Shively moved to West Virginia from Oregon with scant information about his uncles, only that they are believed to be farmers in and around Pickaway County. All, of course, are named Shively but only two names are known, Carl and Ray.
Kenneth Shively can be reached at 416 Reynolds Av., Apt. C, Charleston W. Va.
This history starts with the father of Kenneth R. Shively and Donald B. Shively who was Hamer Charles Shively. Hamer Charles Shively (also seen in records as Homer C. and Charles Shively) was the son of Isaac Shively and Elmira Fitzwater. Hamer C. was born 31-Aug-1883 and died 9-Jul-1973 in Coos County, Oregon. He is buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon. Hamer was married first to Estella Roberts on 27-Aug-1908. Estella (Stella) was born 25-Jun-1890 in Mercer County, Ohio and died 2-Aug-1910, the daughter of William Roberts and Louisa Smith. To the union of Hamer Shively and Stella Roberts was born one son, Donald B. Shively. The obituary of Stella mentions that Hamer Charles Shively was working and living in Idaho at the time of her death. Charles Shively married second to Nellie Gertrude Garlick in 1919. Nellie was born 20-Jun-1893 in Quick Front, Nebraska and died 26-Sep-1967, the daughter of John F. Garlick and Sarah J. Garber. One of the sons of this union was Kenneth R. Shively. Nellie married second to Chester Myers on 2-Jun-1954 in Linn County, Oregon.
The uncles that Kenneth Shively was searching for were the sons of Isaac Shively and Elmira Fitzwater. The sons were George Angell Shively, Edward Shively, WIlliam Shively, Joseph Shively, Walter Shively, David Carl Shively, Royale Shively. For additional information on these familes review the blog article written on 12-Sep-2015 about Issac Shively and Elmira Fitzwater, the blog article written on 4-Jun-2016 about George Angell Shively and the blog article written on 24-Dec-2016 about Joseph Shively.
The newspaper obituary for Stella Roberts Shively was found in The Celina Democrat, August 12, 1910, Page 5, Column 3:
Mrs. Stella D. Shively, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William and Louise Roberts, was born June 25, 1890, in Mercer County, six miles west of Celina, and died near Coldwater, August 2, 1910, aged 20 years, 1 month and 7 days. After her death the remains were taken to the home of her parents in Celina.
She was converted at Mt. Carmel at the age of fourteen and joined the church at that place, since which time she has remained a faithful Christian.
August 27, 1908, she was married to Hamer C. Shively, to which union was born one child, Donald.
She was a good and faithful daughter and wife, and her influence was felt everywhere for good.
Two sisters and one brother have gone before, and four sisters, one brother, father, mother, husband and baby and a host of friends are left to mourn her death.
The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 7, at Swamp College church, being conducted by Rev. S. F. Bauders. Interment in the cemetery near by.
"Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes".
The family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during their sad bereavement.
The newspaper obituary for Nellie Getrude Garlick Shively was found in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Death Records, 1838-2006.
Nellie G. Myers
JEFFERSON -- Mrs. Nellie Gertrude Myers, 74, of Jefferson Rt 1, Box 177, died Tuesday afternoon at a Salem hospital.
She was born in Nebraska, came to Grants Pass in 1900 and lived in Whiteson, North Bend, then Albany from 1945 to 1954 when she moved to Jefferson.
Surviving are widower Chester, Jefferson; sons Kenneth Shively, Columbus, Ohio, and Burdett Shively, Eureka, Calif.; daughter Stella Smith, Coos Bay; brothers Ray Garlick, Jefferson, and James Garlick, Florence; sisters Mary Elson, Leaburg, and Pearl Smith, Vale; and several grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Jefferson Christian Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, McMinnville. Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Home, Albany.