William Edgar Shiveley (Shively) was born 5-Jul-1874 in Adams County, Ohio and died 22-May-1957 in Clinton County, Ohio. He was married to Estella Jane Reid on 6-Oct-1904. Estella Jane Reid was born 1-Oct-1876 in Adams County, Ohio and died 16-Mar-1969 in Clinton County, Ohio. (In the public records for these families the surname is recorded as both Shiveley and Shively). William was the son of Daniel M. Shiveley (born 1-Jun-1838 died 7-Oct-1925) and Nancy Margaret Hamilton (born 20-Apr-1850 died 19-Jul-1930). Daniel M. Shively was the son of James Shively (1811-1873) and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook (1809-1866).
Listed on the 1880 Jefferson Township South, Adams County, Ohio census is the household of Dan Shively age 42, wife Nancy M. age 31, son James age 12, son Hamilton age 11, daughter Hattie age 9, son William E. age 6, and son Lester age 4 months. On the 1900 Valley Township, Scioto County, Ohio is William Shively age 25 and occupation of jeweler. On the 1910 Tiffin Township, West Union Village, Adams County, Ohio is the household of Henry Scott age 72, nephew William E. Shiveley age 35, niece Estella J. age 33, grandniece Elva M. age 4 and grandniece Ethel age 2. On the 1920 Tiffin North Precinct, Adams County, Ohio is the household of W. E. Shiveley age 45, wife Estella J. age 43, daughter Elva M. age 14, daughter Ethel age 12 and son Edgar Reid age 8.
The following was located in the Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Thursday, May 23, 1957, Page 2, Column 6:
William E. Shiveley
WIlliam E. Shiveley, 82, of 413 S. Mulberry St., died Wednesday at 11:50 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a broken hip May 1.
The son of Daniel and Nancy Hamilton Shively, he was born at Blue Creek in Adams county, July 5, 1874 and was married Oct. 6, 1904 to Miss Estella J. Reid, who survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Shiveley, a retired watchmaker, had lived in Wilmington for 13 years.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of Wilmington and Mrs. Ethel Reno of Hillsboro; one son, Edgar R. Shiveley of Wilmington; on sister, Miss Hattie Shiveley of Manchester, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the West Union Baptist Church and interment by Reynolds Funeral Home will be in the West Union IOOF cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9.
This newspaper obituary was found in the Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington, Ohio, Monday, March 17, 1969, Page 2, Column 1:
Mrs. Estella Shively
Mrs. Estella Jane Shiveley, 92, 413 S. Mulberry St., died of complications SUnday at 12:05 p.m. at Lucas nursing home, Wilson Rd. She had been ill the past five years. She was married to William Shiveley, who died in 1957.
She was born Oct. 1, 1876 in Adams County, the daughter of James G. and Martha McClughen Reid. She was a member of Clinton County Senior Citizens and the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elva Trickler of this city, Mrs. Ethel (Wasson) Reno of Hillsboro; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Shively, this city; two sisters, Miss Sara Reid of West Union, Mrs. Lucy McClanahan of Columbus; five grandsons, one granddaughter, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred McCluskey and the Rev. Edward Geisler Wednesday at 1 pm. at Reynolds-Sulcer funeral home. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.