|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2003|
He married Betty Wheaton in Pawtucket,RI on Jan 19,1947.
Children: Christopher Wheaton Avery, Andrew Lawrence Avery, Kevin Wood Avery, Carol Avery Bell, Paul Oscar Avery Jr.
WW II Veteran. Served in the US Navy in the Pacific as a Lieutenant, Torpedo Officer, aboard the USS Melvin DD-680, under the commands of Cmdr.Warner Ryerson Edsall and Cmdr.Barry K Atkins. From 1943 to 1945, the Melvin served in combat as part of the destroyer screen off Okinawa and in the invasion of Saipan. During these operations the Melvin was credited with sinking two submarines and destroying eight Japanese aircraft. On October 24, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Melvin torpedoed and sank the Japanese battleship Fuso, the only destroyer to sink a battleship during World War II.
Henry Lawrence Avery (1888 - 1979)
Helen Winifred Wright Avery (1888 - 1959)
Betty Wheaton Avery (1925 - 1992)
Christopher Wheaton Avery (1948 - 2001)*
Burton Wright Avery (1915 - 1999)*
Henry Lawrence Avery (1916 - 1995)*
Paul Oscar Avery (1921 - 2003)
Frances Ellen Avery (1923 - 1924)*
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.34465, -81.37891
Created by: Kevin Avery
Record added: Jul 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28084777