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


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1. Gen. William Alfred Stiles Sr.

Adell Jayne Bury 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 11 Jun 1917, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1 8 9 10
  • Christened: 5 Aug 1917, Allentown, Lehigh, PA 11
  • Marriage (1): Gen. William Alfred Stiles Sr. on 1 Jun 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1
  • Died: 6 Jan 1992, McLean, Fairfax, VA, USA at age 74 2 8 9 10
  • Buried: 10 Jan 1992, Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 10

   FamilySearch ID: KZD9-W19.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Baptism of Adelle Jane Bury, 7 Aug 1917, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 11 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. 12 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. 13 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. Newspaper: Morning Call: Adele Jayne Bury Perfect Attendence, 23 Jun 1934, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 14 ---
Adele J. Bury Not Absent in Twelve Year Period
In addition to having attained high scholastic honors, Adele Jayne Bury, 1611 Turner street, closed her public school career at the High school commencement during the week with the unique record of having attended school every day from the first to the twelfth grade and without having been tardy on a single occasion. A certificate of perfect attendance is now one of her most treasured possessions, bearing as it does eleven gold and blue seals of the Department of Public Instruction for eleven successive years of attendance perfection. In 1924 she received the first certificate bearing the Number 3-6400, of the 1924 series. It bore the department seal.
Since then her annual record has been submitted to Harrisburg in the regular course of events, and each year she succeeded in maintaining a clear record, and earning an additional seal, until now the certificate carries eleven such seals on it. Her public school career started in Bethlehem, where the first and second grades were completed during 1924 and 1925. In 1926 she entered the third grade in the Allentown public schools and although she declined the invitation to complete the fourth and fifth grades in opportunity school during a period of one year, she did complete the sixth and seventh grades in that manner. During the three years she attended high school she was a member of the science club, she was secretary of the French club during her junior and senior year and secretary of the sophomore and senior high school classes. She also belonged to the chorus during her sophomore year.
Two sisters, Myra and Betty and a brother Hubert, preceded her as honor roll graduates from Allentown High School and she has another sister who will enter that institution in fall. They are the children of Mr. and Mrs Frank H. Bury. The certificate held by Miss Burv bears the signature of James N. Muir, superintendent of schools of Bethlehem, as affixed during 1924, when the certificate with the original seal was issued, also that or J. George Becht, superintendent of the State Department of Public Instruction.

5. Newspaper: Morning Call: Adell Bury Injured, 2 Jan 1939, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 15 Two Persons Severely Injured In Auto Accident Near Alburtis
Adell Bury, 1611½ Turner St., Believed Most Seriously Injured, Had Been Slightly Hurt in Mishap in Sister's Car Thursday
In an automobile collision near Alburtis early New Year's morning, Adell Bury, 1611 Turner St., was seriously injured while an occupant of a car driven by David Beary, of Lebanon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Beary and only grandson of General Frank D. Beary, and Charles Schaeffer, 26 of Alburtis, driver of the second car involved in the crash, sustained injuries about the head including a possible fracture of the frontal bone, and many cuts and bruises. The accident occurred when David Beary, driver of his father's new sedan, was backing out of a garage preparatory to a trip to make a phone call.
With him in the car were Helen Hurdell, granddaughter of Mrs. A. G. Dewalt, 34 S. 16th; Miss Bury and Midshipman William A. Stiles, of Kansas City. Just as the car neared the highway and the rear wheels alone were on the main road, the engine stalled. At that instant a light roadster, driven by Schaeffer dashed along the road and struck the rear of the stalled car, hurling it a distance of fully fifty feet. Both cars were completely wrecked by the terrific impact.
Miss Bury, who occupied the right side of the rear seat, received the lull force of the collision which stove in the right side of the Beary car. She was wedged in the wreckage and was removed only with the greatest difficulty. Schaeffer was pinned in his telescoped car. David Beary, driver of the sedan, had a deep cut in the neck which bled profusely and other cuts about the head. Miss Hurdell escaped injury but Midshipman Stiles received painful bruises.
Mary Frances Hurdell, older sister of Helen, who was about to enter the car with the four young people, escaped the crash and immediately directed the situation. Reaching a distant telephone she summoned the ambulance of the Allentown hospital, the State Police and the families of the young people concerned. The ambulance removed Miss Bury to the hospital where it was found that she had suffered fractures of pelvic bones on both right and left sides and bruises to her spine which had been hurt when she was a passenger In a car that was in collision at 6th and Turner Sts. on Thursday evening. At that time her sister, Myra Bury also was injured. Miss Bury is a Sophomore at Cedar Crest college.
All the young people had been in attendance at a New Year's party in a near-by farmhouse and in order to inform their families that their return would be delayed beyond the hour set for their return home, they were taking the car out of the garage to seek a phone when the accident occurred. Schaeffer was taken to a nearby physician and then was removed to the Allentown hospital for examination and X-ray pictures. Officers of the State Highway Patrol investigated the accident yesterday and after taking the testimony of Midshipman Stiles permitted his return today to Annapolis for the resumption of his work in the U. S. Naval Academy. During his stay in this city since the beginning of the Christmas vacation he has been a guest of his fellow-classman Midshipman W. J. Ruhe.

6. Newspaper: Morning Call, 4 Jan 1939, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 16 Adell Bury, who was injured in an automobile accident near Alburtis early on New Year's day, yesterday was taken to her home, 1611 1/2 Turner St., from the Allentown hospital and will be cared there by her sister Betty, a trained nurse, who returned from her work in New York City in order to attend her sister.

7. Census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 17 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.

8. Newspaper: Morning Call: Mr. And Mrs. William Stiles, 26 N. West St., on Friday became the parents of a daughter, born in the Haff hospital., 11 Jan 1943, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 18

9. Newspaper: Allentown Morning Call: photo of William Stiles' family, 24 Oct 1948, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 19 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.

10. Residence: on 17 Jun 1959 in McLean, Fairfax, VA, USA. 3

11. Newspaper: Morning Call, 12 Oct 1969, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20 Society
There was a family reunion dinner at Bill and Myra Behringer's home Friday evening, with Myra's three sisters and husbands visiting. Gen. William A. Stiles (ret.) and Mrs. Stiles came from McLean, Va., Betty and Matt Aldreman from New Canaan, Conn., and Isabel and John Beacher from Oradell, N.J.

12. Residence: on 10 Aug 1972 in McLean, Fairfax, VA, USA. 5

13. Residence: on 19 Jan 1986 in McLean, Fairfax, VA, USA. 21

14. Cause of Death: bronchogenic carcinoma, 6 Jan 1992, McLean, Fairfax, VA, USA. 8

15. Residence: 1828 Rupert St., Mclean, VA on 6 Jan 1992 in McLean, Fairfax, VA, USA. 8

16. 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,22 23 died on 18 Jan 2002 in McLean: Carl Vinson Hall, Fairfax, VA 6 22 23 and was buried on 25 Feb 2002 in Arlington: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 6.)


1 Beacher, Isabel Bury, Records of Isabel Bury Beacher (Her family calendar).

2 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), January 10, 1992 Page B7.

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

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

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

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

7, Virginia, U.S., Marriage Records, 1936-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1936-2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), Certificate 77 016741 William Alfred Stiles Jr. and Barbara Jane Pratt, m. 28 May 1977.

8, Virginia, U.S., Death Records, 1912-2014 (Original data: Virginia, Deaths, 1912–2014. Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia.), 92-001758 Adell B. Stiles, father Frank H. Bury, mother Kate Nerr, spouse Gen. William A. Stiles, informant.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

10 Find A Grave,

11 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, PA) (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 7 Aug 1917, page 3. Baptism of Adelle Jane Bury.

12 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Allentown Ward 7, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1588; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 512.

13 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2063; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 357.0; FHL microfilm: 2341797.

14 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 23 Jun 1934, page 7.

15 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 2 Jan 1939, page 5.

16 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 4 Jan 1939, page 16.

17 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3544; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 39-48.

18 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 11 Jan 1943, page 5.

19 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 24 Oct 1948, page 5.

20 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 12 Oct 1969, page 75.

21 The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) (Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina), 21 Jan 1986, page 11. Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Bury Alderman.

22 Find A Grave,

23, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (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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