|Birth: ||Feb. 21, 1871|
New London County
|Death: ||Jul. 21, 1959|
Los Angeles County
Rock Springs Miner, Jul 26, 1959
Former Local Pastor Dies
Word was received in Rock Springs Saturday of the death Tuesday of Dr. Oliver Perry Avery, 88, pastor of the city’s First Congregational church for five years in the 1930s.
Dr. Avery died in Claremont, Calif., where he had lived since his retirement several years ago.
He was born in 1871 in North Stonington, Conn.
Dr. Avery had served Congregational churches in Deadwood, S.D.; Oklahoma City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
While pastor of First Congregational church in Rock Springs the Chicago Theological seminary conferred on him an honorary degree of doctor of divinity.
Dr. Avery was educated for his life’s work in Yale Divinity school, the Free Church College in Glasgow, Scotland, and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley.
Before coming to Rock Springs following the sudden death of Dr. William R. Marshall Jan. 4, 1931, Dr. Avery served for five years as interim superintendent of the Congregational conference of Montana.
Survivors are his wife, Emma; a daughter, Marth J. Vander Veen, a public school teacher in Pasadena, Calif.; two sons, Ray Stanton Avery of Monrovia, Calif., and the Rev. Dr. Perry D. Avery, minister of Federated Churches in Corvallis, Ore., and seven grandchildren.
The report of Dr. Avery’s death was received here by Emma Roessler.
About Oliver Perry Avery
THE BREWSTER GENEALOGY, 1566-1907, Compiled & Edited by Emma C. Brewster Jones, Vol. I, The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, New York, MCMVII, page 235. Oliver Perry Avery, b. Feb. 21, 1871.
THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. 2, by Avery & Avery, page 1074 & 1075. Oliver Perry-9 Avery was born Feb. 21, 1871, at North Stonington, Conn., m. Dec. 12, 1901, at Colorada Springs, Colo., Emma Miller Dickinson, dau. of Samuel Fowler and Ella Amelia (Massey) Dickinson. She was b. Dec. 12, 1880, at Cambridge, Ill. She is descended from Dr. William Avery, the founder of the Dedham Avery Clan. He is a Congregationala minister; a graduate of Colorado College 1897 and of Yale Divinity School, 1900. Residence Blaine, Washington.
1880 CENSUS, NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., 7 JUN 1880, page 768B, by George A. Pendlaton, Family Quest CD. Dwelling $80, Family #85. AVERY, Oliver P., W, M, 9, , S, , CT, CT, CT.
Oliver married Emma Miller DICKSON on 12 Dec 1901 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Emma was born on 12 Dec 1880 in Cambridge, Illinois.
Oliver and Emma had two sons.
Andrew Jackson Avery (1822 - 1903)
Jane Eliza Hewitt Avery (1836 - 1876)
Emma Miller Dickinson Avery (1880 - 1968)
Perry Dickinson Avery (1904 - 1990)*
Ray Stanton Avery (1907 - 1997)*
Delia Avery Southworth (1855 - 1910)**
Amos Avery (1868 - 1933)*
Oliver Perry Avery (1871 - 1959)
Andrew Hewitt Avery (1876 - 1876)*
Andrew Meech Avery (1884 - 1969)**
Oak Park Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Created by: Pat McArron
Record added: Aug 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94902357