Hubert Bury
Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl
Elias Henry Knerr
Sarah Isabella Diehl
Frank Henry Bury
Katie Isabelle Knerr
Adell Jane Bury


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1. Gen. William Alfred Stiles Sr.

Adell Jane Bury 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 11 Jun 1917, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1 7 8
  • Christened: 5 Aug 1917, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 9
  • Marriage (1): Gen. William Alfred Stiles Sr. on 1 Jun 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1
  • Died: 6 Jan 1992, McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, United States at age 74 2 7 8
  • Buried: Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Baptism of Adelle Jane Bury, 7 Aug 1917, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9 Adelle Jane Bury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Bury, was baptized Sunday afternoon by rEv. Robert M. Kern. The child was born on June 11, 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Bury reside at 1113 Russel Street.

2. Census in 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 10 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.

3. Census in 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 11 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.

4. Census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 12 The 1940 Census recorded Frank Bury, assistant credit manager in a cement company, 53, living with wife Katie, 55; Adelle, clerk in bank, 22; Isabel, 20; and mother-in-law Isabelle Knerr, 86. They were living at 26 North West Street in Allentown.

5. Newspaper: Allentown Morning Call: photo of William Stiles' family, 24 Oct 1948, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 13 Marine Corps Lt. Col. and Mrs. William Alfred Stiles, with their children, Susan and Hunter Adams Stiles are pictured in their Long Beach, Cal., home. Mrs. Stiles is the former Adell Bury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Bury, 26 N. West St. Since her marriage she has followed her husband to various posts of duty: Beaufort. S.C., Charleston, S.C., Alexandria Va., New Bern, N.C. and Washington, D.C. While Col. Stiles was overseas, Mrs. Stiles and the children returned to Allentown. At present he is serving aboard the flagship of the commander of the Battleships - Cruisers Pacific Fleet. The life of a marine corps family is a constant moving about and she has thought about her home town. "The things I remember best about Allentown are numerous. Right now we miss the cold, snowy winters (oh the monotony of this sunshine and fog; even a rainy day, of which we've had only two this year, is quite an occasion. Most of all I miss the gab fests with all the local gossip, and the feeling of being at home." She was graduated in 1934 from Allentown High school where she was a member of the Lambda Sigma Tao sorority. She attended Cedar Crest College for two years previous to her marriage in June, 1941. The Stiles hope to be in the Lehigh Valley for a visit.

6. Residence: on 17 Jun 1959 in McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. 3

7. Residence: on 10 Aug 1972 in McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. 5

8. Obituary: Allentown Morning Call on 10 Jan 1992 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 2 Adell Stiles, 74, of McLean, Va., formerly of Allentown, died Monday in her home. She was the wife of Retired Brig. Gen. William A. Stiles. They were married 50 years last June.

She worked at the former Allentown National Bank, 1936-38.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank H. and Katie K. (Knerr) Bury. She was a member of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, McLean. She was a volunteer in mental health, the Red Cross and Marine Corps wives activities.

Survivors: Husband; daughter, Susan Rountree of Falls Church, Va.; sons, Hunter of McLean and William A. Jr. of Arlington, Va.; sisters, Myra Behringer of New York City and Isabel Beacher of Niceville, Fla.; brother Hubert of Allentown and a grandson.

Memorial services: 11 a.m. today in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Murphy's Funeral Home, Falls Church.

Adell married Gen. William Alfred Stiles Sr., son of William Adams Stiles and Ethel M. Sharp, on 1 Jun 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.1 (Gen. William Alfred Stiles Sr. was born on 20 Mar 1917 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, KS,14 15 died on 18 Jan 2002 in McLean: Carl Vinson Hall, Fairfax, VA 6 14 15 and was buried on 25 Feb 2002 in Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 6.)


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

2 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, January 10, 1992 Page B7.

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

4 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 28 Jun 1939, page 12. Engagement of Adele Bury and William Stiles.

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

6 <i>Washington Post Newspaper</i> (Washington, D.C.), 26 Jan 2002, obituary of William A. Stiles.

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

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

9 <i>The Allentown Leader (Allentown, PA)</i> (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 7 Aug 1917, page 3. Baptism of Adelle Jane Bury.

10 <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.

11 <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.

12 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3544; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 39-48.

13 <i>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</i>, 24 Oct 1948, page 5.

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

15, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN 514-40-3553 William Alfred Stiles b. 20 Mar 1917 Kansas City. Father William A. Stiles. Mother Ethel M. Sharp.

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