|John S. Shively Death Certificate|
John S. Shively was born on 17-Apr-1836 and died 10-May-1929 in Ross Township, Clinton County, IN. He was buried in Old Order Cemetery near Rossville, IN. John was married to Barbara Metzger who was born ca. 1838 and died 4-Nov-1899.
Listed on the 1860 Ross Township, Clinton County, IN census is the household of John Shively age 25, wife Barbara age 22, and daughter Susanna age 1. On the 1870 Ross Township, Clinton County, IN census is the household of John S. Shively age 34, wife Barbary age 33, daughter Susanah age 11, and daughter Mary age 4. Located on the 1880 Ross Township, Clinton County, IN census is the household of John S. Shively age 44, wife Barbara age 42, daughter Mary age 16 and uncle John H. Shively age 8. Found on the 1910 Ross Township, Clinton County, IN census is the household of Aaron B. Cripe age 55 married 31 years, wife Susannah age 51, daughter Martha age 21 and father-in-law John S. Shively age 73.
John S. Shively and Barbara Metzger had at least two daughters. Susannah Shively was born 28-Sep-1858 and died 16-Aug-1936. She married Aaron B. Cripe on 20-Oct-1878 in Clinton County, IN. Mary Shively was born 24-Jan-1864 and died 20-Jul-1929. She married Andrew D. Metzger on 6-Mar-1881.
Located in the Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, Friday, May 10, 1929, Page 14, Column 5 is the following newspaper obituary:
Clinton County Patriarch Dead
ROSSVILLE, Ind., May 10.-- (Special) -- John S. Shively, 93-year-old Clinton county pioneer, and the oldest male citizen of Ross township, died Friday morning at 8 o'clock at his home southwest of here after an illness of several weeks. Death was due to cancer.
Born April 17, 1836, Mr. Shively spent practically all of his life in this vicinity. He was married to Barbara Metzger, who died thirty years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Aaron Cripe, and four grandchildren. Mr. Shively had been an elder in the Old Order German Baptist (Dunkard) church for many years.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from the Old Order church southwest of here. The Rev. O. A. Custer, of North Manchester, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Uriah F. Brubaker and the Rev. J. W. Skiles, of near Rossville; burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
This article was found in The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday, May 12, 1929, Page 31, column 8:
John S. Shively, 93, Dies Near Rossville
ROSSVILLE, Ind., May 11. -- John S. Shively, 93 years old, the oldest male resident of Clinton county, died yesterday near here. He spent all his life in this community. He was an elder in the Old Order German Baptist (Dunkard) Church near here for many years. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow. The Rev. O. A. Custer of North Manchester will officiate.