|Oliver Shiveley, Sr Death Certificate|
George W. Shiveley was born ca. 1837 and died 27-Feb-1892 in Beaver County, PA. He married 1st Sarah A. Gibson who was born ca. 1842 and died in 1872. George married 2nd Eliza Jane who was born ca. 1837 and died 21-Sep-1902 in Beaver County, PA. George Shiveley and Sarah Gibson had at least the following children: 1) John B. born 10-May-1866 and died 5-Jul-1940, 2) William born 1869 and died 15-Jan-1927 and 3) George born 1871. George Shively and Eliza Jane Arbuckle had at least the following children: 1) James Arbuckle born 3-Jun-1873 and died 8-Jan-1957, 3) Marmer or Marion born 1878, and Lawrence born 16-Sep-1881 and died 5-Apr-1881. Living in the household of George and Eliza Shiveley on the census records is Oliver Shiveley born 13-May-1875 and died 4-Jul-1963. On his death certificate his parents are listed as George W. Shiveley and Sarah Ecoff.
George Shiveley enlisted on 8-Jul-1861 at Granville, Tippecanoe County, IN in the 19 Indiana Infantry and was discharged on 4-Apr-1862 with a disability listed as asthma. He enlisted on 25-Aug-1862 at Pavonia, Richland County, OH in the 7 Ohio Infantry and was discharged on 12-Jan-1863 on a disability. On the 1860 Huntington County, IN census is George Shiveley age 21 and a brick maker. On the 1870 Bridgewater Borough, Beaver County, PA is the household of George Shiveley age 29, wife Sarah age 27, son John B age 4 and son William age 2. George is listed as a brick moulder. On the 1880 Beaver County, PA census is the household of George Shivelay age 42 a brick moulder, wife Eliza J age 40, son John age 14, son William age 11, son George age 9, son James age 7, son Oliver age 5 and son Mariner age 2. Listed on the 1900 Bridgewater Borough, Beaver County, PA census is the household of Eliza Jane Shiveley born Jul-1839, son Oliver born May-1876 and son Lawrence born Sep-1881.
Many thanks of appreciation are given to the staff at the Beaver County Historical Society for assisting in finding the Beaver County obituaries for this research. Eliza Jane Shively left a will which was probated in Beaver County on 1-Oct-1902. The following newspaper obituary for Eliza Jane Arbuckle Shiveley is as follows:
(From Thursdays Daily)
Mrs. Eliza Jane Shively
Mrs. Eliza Jane Shively, widow of the late George W. Shively, of Bridgewater, died at her home in Mulberry street, Wednesday Sept. 21, 1902 at 1 p.m. in her 65th year. Mrs. Shively had resided in Bridgewater most of her life. She was a daughter of James Arbuckle. She was a member of the First M. E., and is survived by her sons, James, Oliver, Lawrence and Marmer and step-sons, John, George and William. Two sisters, Mrs. Hartley resides in Idaha and Mrs. Mericher in California. Funeral services will be conducted at the First M.E. church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Beaver cemetery.
The following obituary was found for Oliver Shiveley, Sr:
Oliver Shiveley, Sr.
Oliver Shiveley, Sr. of 314 Fifth St., Beaver, died unexpectedly Thursday morning in his home of a heart attack.
He was born May 13, 1876 in West Bridgewater, a son of the late George and Sara Ecoff Shiveley, and was a resident of Beaver for 43 years.
Mr. Shively was a retired employe of the Kidd Drawn Steel Division of H. K. Porter Company in West Aliquippa.
He was also a member of the First Methodist Church of West Bridgewater.
Surviving are his wife, Melva Atkins Shively; two sons, Oliver H. Jr and DuWayne C. Shiveley, both of Beaver; and three grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the J. T. Anderson, Jr. Funeral Home, 205 College Ave., Beaver this evening from 7 to 9 and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Extracted from the Beaver County, PA newspapers is the following:
Bridgewater's Oldest Resident Dies, Was Prominent In Community Affairs
James Arbuckle Shiveley, 83, 599 Market street, Bridgewater, who had the distinction of being Bridgewater's oldest resident to have been born there and never left, died this morning in Beaver Valley hospital after a short illness.
A son of the late George and Eliza Jane Shiveley, he was born June 3, 1873, and retired three years ago after working for the Keystone Bakery for 53 years. Secretary of the Bridgewater school board for 34 years, Mr. Shiveley, was a member of the Methodist church there, its official board and served as president of the Beaver Valley Holiness association for nine years.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Blanche Shiveley, at home, and two brothers, Oliver, of Beaver, and Marion, of East Liverpool. His wife, Mrs. Ida Masters Shiveley, died in 1948.
Friends will be received at the residence after 7:30 o'clock tonight.