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Old Bible Purry/Harris Surnames 1895-1920
Posted by: Gil Allison (ID *****9044) Date: February 14, 2013 at 11:28:59
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I am trying to place this old Bible with the closest relative of this family. Here is what I know about the Bible:

Bible found in Wichita Falls, 2002-2003
Adolph and Belle Harris Burry lived in Henrietta Aug 1, 1895. He being Artemus Adolph Harris
Newspaper clipping dated August 1, 1895:
Mr. Adolph Burry and Miss Belle Harris were married in Bowie this afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J Burnham. The ceremoney (sic) was performed by Rev Stuckey and was witnessed by only a few friends. The couple took the train immediately after the ceremony for Henrietta, where they will reside. Mr. Burry is a prominent merchant of Henrietta and his bride is one of Bowie’s most popular young ladies – Bowie Balde.
Mr. and Mrs. Burry arrived home safely Thursday evening and in Testimony of the groom’s popularity, were tendered a delightful serenade Thursday night by the Henrietta cornet band. Mr. Burry is a prosperous young business man of this city and many friends join the Herald in extending congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.

Found in Bible:
photo of “sister Lizzie Harris”, so I assume Belle’s sister
photo of Edward B Burry (their son and seems to be only child)
1945, a 50th Wedding Anniversary card, from Elsa and Oliver
OK City, 12-11-1921, son Edward B Burry and Cleo Hubbell married Capital Hill Church
Edward Burry and Mary Rosebrook married 3-9-1927 in OK City
Adolph Burry born 5-5-1864
Belle Harris Burry born 6-10-1876
Edward Bellamy Burry born Thanksgiving Day 1897
Papa A A Harris DOB 3-17-1848; DOD Friday, 2-19-1927
Martha Harris DOB 2-14-1852
1900 Census, Henrietta, Clay County, A A Burry, Salesman, Grocery, with family, Bellamy listed as 2 years old. (one1900 census transcription was Purry)
1910 Census, A A Burry and family living in Nacona, occupation as confectionary. Son is now listed as Edward, age 13.
1920 Census Adolf burry, wife Belle, son Edward (22), living in OK City
1930 Cnesus Edward (Edward Bellamy) living with wife Mary, OK City
1940 Census ditto for 1930 entry

Harris family info:
1880 Bedford Co TN: A A Harris, Mattie, children: George 8, Addis or Addie J 7, Holly? B 6, Maggie 5, Jhn 2. 3rd Civil District, page 147.
1900 Montague Co TX Census: Artemus A Harris, wife Mattie, children: John W, Katie, Mary M, Gen G, Robert C, and Jossie A or Jessie A (looks more like Jossie).
1910 Montague Co Census: Artemus and Mattie with children: Robert C, Ella, Bessie A
1920 Montague Co Census: Artemus and Mattie, living alone, now ages 69 and 66 respectively

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