John Peter Shively was born 23-Jun-1830 and died 1-Aug-1899 in Cumberland County, PA. He was the son of David Shibley (Shively) who was born 30-Oct-1805 Perry County, PA and died 30-Mar-1876 in Cumberland County, PA. David was the son of Peter Shively and Christiana Linn. David was married to Elizabeth Clay (1805-1854). John Peter Shively married Lucinda M. Walker who was born 6-Jun-1832 and died 6-Mar-1910 in Cumberland County, PA. Lucinda Walker was the daughter of Abel E. Walker and Mary Amanda Cook. John Peter Shively and Lucinda M. Walker had one daughter, Mary Ellen, who was born 19-Aug-1864. She was married on 1-Jan-1889 to Joseph F. Bixler.
Listed on the 1860 Frankford Township, Cumber County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 43, daughter Christina M. age 22 and son John P. age 26of David Shively. Located on the 1870 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA census is the household of David Shively age 63, son Peter J. age 39, daughter in law Leucind age 38, daughter Christiana age 34 and granddaughter Mary E. age 6. On the 1880 Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA is the household of John P. Shively age 49, wife Lucinda M. age 48, daughter Mary E. age 16 and laborer Charles H. Kauffman age 7.
The following newspaper obituary was located in the Carlisle Evening Herald, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, August 2, 1899, Page 1, Column 3:
Death Came Quickly
Peter Shively, of Frankford Township, Dies Quite Suddenly
The citizens of Frankford township were greatly shocked last evening to learn that Mr. Peter Shively, on of their most highly respected citizens, had died quite suddenly at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Shively resides near the Stone Church and has been in declining health.
The suddenness of the sad and entirely unexpected demise occasioned a great shock to the family and cast a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Shively was aged about 68 years and had engaged at farming until recent years when his failing health compelled him to relinquish many of the arduous duties of farm life. He was a man who was held in high esteem by a large circle of acquaintances because of his thrift and integrity. When the civil war began he risked his life in defense of national honor and served with distinguished gallantry in Co. F, 209th Penna. Vols. He was identified with Capt. Colwell Post, 201, GAR, of this place. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Friendly Brethren.
As a husband and father he displayed much loving devotion and his place in the family circle will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph F. Bixler, of Washington, D.C., who was visiting her parents at the time. A brother, David, resides in Perry county.
The following was extracted from The Valley TImes-Star, Newville, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 10, 1910, Page 8, Column 3:
Mrs. Lucinda Shively, a resident of this place, died in Washington at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Bixler, where she spent some of her time. The remains will be brought here for interment on Wednesday, from her home in Frankford. Interment at the Frankford Stone Church cemetery. She was a kind and loving mother and a kind neighbor.