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Paul Oscar Avery
Birth: Apr. 20, 1921
North Adams
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2003
Pembroke Pines
Broward County
Florida, USA

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.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Lawrence Avery (1888 - 1979)
  Helen Winifred Wright Avery (1888 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Betty Wheaton Avery (1925 - 1992)
 
 Children:
  Christopher Wheaton Avery (1948 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Burton Wright Avery (1915 - 1999)*
  Henry Lawrence Avery (1916 - 1995)*
  Paul Oscar Avery (1921 - 2003)
  Frances Ellen Avery (1923 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
Glendale Springs
Ashe County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.34465, -81.37891
 
Created by: Kevin Avery
Record added: Jul 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28084777
Paul Oscar Avery
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Paul Oscar Avery
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Paul Oscar Avery
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In Loving Memory
- Briar✿Rože
 Added: Aug. 24, 2015

- Donna B.
 Added: Jun. 13, 2015
Happy Birthday, Dad!
- Kevin Avery
 Added: Apr. 20, 2015
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