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George Washington Shively

Born - January 1, 1840 -Ohio

1860 - Moved to Decatur, Illinois

Married - January 1, 1861

Macon County, Illinois

Widowed By 1910

Died - Saturday, December 30, 1939

Macon County, Illinois

Buried - Monday, January 1, 1940

 On His 100th Birthday

Buried - Boling Springs Cemetery

Near Decatur, Illinois




County's Oldest Man

To Be Buried Monday

George W. Shively - Dies at 99

Funeral services for Macon County's Oldest Man,

George W. Shively,  99 year old Wheatland township

 farmer who died early Saturday in his home,

will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the

Dawson &  Wikoff Chapel, with the burial in Boiling
Springs Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.


Mr. Shively would have been 100 years old, tomorrow,

New Year's Day.


In 1859, he came to Decatur in a covered wagon and settled

near Stevens Creek and Harristown. Ten years later, he bought

a farm near Elwin and had lived there for the last 70 years.


He cast his first vote in a presidential election for

Abraham Lincoln.


On January 1, 1861, he married he married Elizabeth Wright,

in Harristown. She died in July of 1909.


Mr. Shively had been a member of the

Elwin Methodist Church since 1874.


He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Clara Egbert, of Los Angeles;

a son, C. B. "Bert" Shively, rural route 2, Macon;

three great-grandchildren and five grandchildren, including

Mrs. Guy (Fleta) Purdue, rural route 6, Decatur, with whom

he had made his home for the past year.



Decatur Sunday Record and Review

Decatur, Illinois


December 31, 1939





Obituary Courtesy of John & Melissa Shively

John Shively is the Great Great Great Grandson of George Washington Shively



Wife - Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Wright) Shively

Born - March 25,1845 /1846 - Canada

Died - July 1909



Son - Emery O. "Doc" Shively

Born - July 16, 1865

Macon County, Illinois

Married - January 5, 1887

Macon County, Illinois

Died - April 7, 1936

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois

Buried - Mount Gilead Cemetery

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois

Wife - Martha Ann (King) Shively

Born - January 1868 - Illinois

Died - 1955

Buried - Mount Gilead Cemetery

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois

To This Union 3 Children Were Born

Daughter - Della D. Shively

Born - May 1890

Macon County, Illinois

Died - 1911 - Illinois

Buried - Mount Gilead Cemetery

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois


Son - Edward Shively

Born - February 1893

Macon County, Illinois


Daughter - Sarah E. Shively

Born - December 25, 1901

Died - August 12, 1953

Buried - Mount Gilead Cemetery

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois


Daughter - Clara (Shively) Ebert

Born - August 1868

Macon County, Illinois

Married - September 23, 1886

Macon County, Illinois

Husband - Theodore Ebert

Born - December 7.1860 - Illinois

Died - January 1, 1910

Buried - Mount Gilead Cemetery

Decatur, Macon County, Illinois

To This Union 2 Child Was Born

Daughter - Esther Ebert

Son - Cletus E. Ebert

Born - September 1890

Macon County, Illinois


Son - Claude Byrd "Bert" Shively

Born - March 31. 1874

Macon County, Illinois

Wife  - Elizabeth L. (Elder) Shively





Per the June 23, 1870 South Wheatland, Macon County, Illinois Census,

George Shavely (27), is Living with his wife Laura (24),

and their 2 Children, Emery (4) and Clarah (1).


Per the June 1, 1880 South Wheatland, Macon County, Illinois Census

George W. Shively (36) is Living with his wife Lizzie (33),

and their 3 Children, Emery (13), Clara (11) and Claude (6).


Per the June 6, 1900 South Wheatland, Macon County, Illinois Census, Claud B. Shively is (26 Years Old) Living with his wife Elizabeth L. (24) and their 2 Children, Bessie E. (4) and Fleta F. (2).


Per the April 27, 1910 South Wheatland, Macon County, Illinois Census, George W. Shively is 66 Years Old and Widowed. He is the head of the household. Living with him are his son Claud B. Shively (36) his wife, Elizabeth (34)

and their 2 Children, Fleta (12) and Claude (7).

This Census Also States that Claud & Elizabeth have been married 15 Years,

and that Elizabeth is the mother of 3 Children, 2 of whom are still living.


Note - George Washington Shively  moved to Decatur Illinois in 1860

 and lived to be 2 days  shy of his 100th birthday.



Sister - Catharine (Shively) Stoffer 

Born -1843

Buried - Sand Ridge

Husband - William Stoffer


Brother -John W. Shively

Born - January 7. 1845

Wife - Phronia (Foltz) Shively



Father - Moses Shively

Mother  - Mary Ann (Kibler) Shively



Grandfather Jacob Shively

Grandmother - Anna Shively



Great Grandfather Jacob Isaac Shively Jr.

Great Grandmother - Barbara (Thomas) Shively



Great Great Grandfather Jacob Isaac Shively Sr.

Great Great Grandmother - Elizabeth (Ulrich) Shively



Great Great Great Grandfather Ulrich Schaublin

Great Great Great Grandmother - Elizabeth (Thommen) Schaublin



Great Great Great Great Grandfather Christian Schaublin Sr.

Great Great Great  Great  Grandmother - Barbara (Spithaler) Schaublin



GGGGG Grandfather - Durs Schaublin

GGGGG Grandmother -Margreth (Straumann) Schaublin 



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