Hubert Bury
Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl
Elias Henry Knerr
Sarah Isabella Diehl
Frank Henry Bury
Katie Isabelle Knerr
Elizabeth Marilyn Bury


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1. Mattison Wells Alderman

Elizabeth Marilyn Bury 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 26 Jan 1915, Bethlehem, Lehigh, PA 1 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Mattison Wells Alderman on 18 Sep 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1 2
  • Died: 19 Jan 1986, Carthage, Moore, NC at age 70 1 3 5
  • Buried: Southern Pines: Pinelawn Memorial Park, Moore, North Carolina, United States 5

   Another name for Elizabeth was Betty Marilyn Bury.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 8 The census recorded renting at the rear of 1114 Oak Street: Frank H. Bury, credit clerk at wholesale coal company, 34, living with wife Katy I. Bury, 35; Myra E., 8; Hubert H., 7; Betty M., 4 years 11 months; Adell J., 2 years 6 months; and Isabel M., 3 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany.

2. Census in 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9 The 1930 census recorded owning a $12,000 home at 1240 Turner Street: Frank H. Bury, assistant credit manager at cement company, 44, living with wife Katie I., 45; and children Myra E., 18; Hubert H., 17; Betty M., 15; Adell J., 12; and Isabel M., 10. Also in the home was mother-in-law Isabel Knerr, 76. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany. The household had a radio.

3. Occupation: nurse in 1940 in New York, New York, NY. 2

4. Her Social Security Number was 040-52-9491. 10

5. Newspaper: Allentown Morning Call: Physician Takes Nurse as Wife, 19 Sep 1940, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4 Betty Bury, Allentown, Weds Dr. Alderman at St. James Reformed Rites
Betty Marilyn Bury, R. N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henry Bury of 26 N. West St., and Dr. Mattison Wells Alderman of New York City were married at noon yesterday in St. James Evangelical and Reformed church. Rev. Roland Rupp performed the ceremony and Mrs. Alexander Keech was at the organ.
The bride, whose three sisters were her attendants, was attired in white faille, designed with a high neckline, Peter Pan collar, lee-o-mutton sleeves, fitted bodice and full skirt terminating in a train. Her long veil was held in place by a crown of seed pearls. White orchids, sweetheart roses and pompons comprised her old-fashioned bouquet.
Mrs. William Behringer Jr., the matron of honor, wore drapery blue faille and a matching Mary Stuart cap. The bridesmaids, Adell and Isabel Bury, were attired in surf blue faille and matching caps. All of the dresses were identical in style to the bridal gown and the attendants carried similar Colonial bouquets.
Best man was Ben Alderman of Alcolu, S. C, brother of the bridegroom. Acting as ushers were Dr. Alfred Stuart and James Sargent, both of New York City; Robert Alderman of Florence, S. C., the bridegroom's cousin, and Hubert Bury of Allentown, brother of the bride.
Mrs. Bury, the bride's mother, wore a rust-colored dress with black accessories and a corsage of autumn flowers.
A reception for the immediate families was held at the Brookside Country club. The Aldermans are leaving for Florida and will take the Clipper to Havana. After Oct. 1, they will reside at 2 Horatio St., New York City.
Mrs. Alderman, a graduate of Allentown High school and the Fifth Avenue Hospital School of Nursing, New York City, has been doing private duty nursing in New York. Mr. Alderman, son of Mrs. R. J. Alderman of Alcolu, S. C. and the late Mr. Alderman, was graduated from Stony Brook Preparatory school, Long Island, and Davidson college. He received his Ph. D. in chemistry from the University of Virginia and is a research chemist for General Foods, Inc.

6. Residence: Battle Creek City Directory: Alderman Mattison W (Betty) research chemist h291 Main in 1942 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI. 11

7. Residence: Battle Creek City Directory: Alderman Mattison W (Betty) with Post Cereals h76 W Clinton dr in 1956 in Battle Creek, Calhoun, MI. 12

8. Residence: on 17 Jun 1959 in Edina, Hennepin, MN, United States. 6

9. Residence: 1962 Darien City Directory: Alderman Mattison W (Betty B) dir of new products NY h 74 Turtle Back la W, New Canaan in 1962 in New Canaan, Fairfield, CT, USA. 13

10. Newspaper: Allentown Morning Call:, on 18 Nov 1962, in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 14 14 Mrs. Frank Bury will be spending Thanksgiving in Connecticut at the New Canaan home of her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Matt Alderman and family. They'll be joined by Mrs. Bury's daughter Isabel and her family, the John Beachers of Oradell, N. J., for the occasion.

11. Residence: on 10 Aug 1972 in Whispering Pines, Moore, NC, United States. 7

Elizabeth married Mattison Wells Alderman, son of Robert Joseph Alderman Sr. and Malvina Elizabeth Geer, on 18 Sep 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.1 2 (Mattison Wells Alderman was born on 4 Dec 1914 in Alcolu, Clarendon, SC,1 3 15 died on 21 Dec 1986 in Carthage, Moore, NC 1 3 15 and was buried in Southern Pines: Pinelawn Memorial Park, Moore, North Carolina, United States 15.)


1 Beacher, Isabel Bury, <i>Records of Isabel Bury Beacher</i> (Her family calendar).

2, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, Marriage Record for Mattison Wells Alderman and Elizabeth Marilyn Bury, 1940.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

4 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 19 Sep 1940, page 4. Marriage of Betty Bury and Mattison Wells Alderman.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

6 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 18 Jun 1959, page 55. Obituary of Frank H. Bury.

7 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 11 Aug 1972, page 15. Obituary of Mrs. Katie I. Bury.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Allentown Ward 7, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1588; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 512.

9 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2063; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 357.0; FHL microfilm: 2341797.

10 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> ( : accessed 20 Apr 2013), entry for Elizabeth Marilyn Bury, person ID LHWV-ZZS.

11, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1942 Battle Creek City Directory, printed page 28, online image 16.

12, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1956 Battle Creek City Directory, printed page 5, online image 76.

13, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1962 Darien City Directory, printed page 560, online image 560.

14 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 18 Nov 1962, page 32.

15 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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