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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
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Bio Photo If you know of any one memorialized here who served aboard the USS Melvin DD-680 in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, please let me know.

I'm a transplanted New Englander. My parents are Paul Oscar Avery(1921-2003) and Betty Wheaton Avery(1925-1992). My mom's and aunt's interest in family history was passed to me. I have been doing family history research for over 25 years, most of which has been in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

I am retired, and live in The Villages, Florida, and would be happy to find and photograph cemetery stones of your friends or family in the Sumter - Lake - Marion County area.

If you find some pictures or monuments I haven't included, I'd love to hear from you when you post them. And corrections or additions to my postings are welcome. All suggestions are responded to within 48 hours unless I am out of town. If you supply me with additional information, I will always research and double check it before posting it to a memorial. There is simply too much inaccurate information out there.

Please use the EDIT button on the memorial to initiate correspondence and recommend updates. I am no longer able to respond to emails that do not provide quick and easy access to the memorial in question. Also, if your e-mail is not provided on your profile page, I won't be able to respond to you if a response is needed. The public messages are not appropriate for back and forth discussion.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave. I have been burned once too many times by new contributors that are subsequently unresponsive. And PLEASE do not demand transfers. If you do, you will be ignored.

I have completed projects on all cemeteries in Hawley, Buckland, Colrain, and Charlemont, Massachusetts. And another in Sears Cemetery in Barnstable County. Current projects include the Jenks Family in Rhode Island, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

There are so many "orphan" memorials here on Find-A-Grave, many of which have been posted en masse and then forgotten. So many need identification and linking so we know who they were! I believe that posting a memorial carries with it a duty and responsibility to manage that memorial properly, taking the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly, along with a willingness to work with others who may also have an interest in that memorial. The vast majority of Find-A-Grave contributors are wonderful collaborators. But, if you add thousands of memorials, be prepared to manage and care for them, and at least have the common courtesy to respond to update/correction requests.


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Robert Davis Purple Sr.
Eri Jenks
Hi Kevin,

Periodically I search the Fulton History website for newspaper articles about my relatives and when I find an obituary on the same page which gives lots of details, I try to capture that and post it to Find A Grave.

Such is the case for the obituary of Eri Jenks. I added his obit as a photo, feel free to copy and use it as you wish.

I am not related.

Bob Purple
Added by Robert Davis Purple Sr. on Dec 20, 2014 7:11 AM
Marc Thayer, III
Emily Melissa Thayer Cook

Hi Kevin,


Thanks for letting me know about Emily Melissa Thayer Cook. I have deleted my memorial accordingly.

Regards,

Marc Thayer III
Added by Marc Thayer, III on Dec 06, 2014 2:28 PM
Sara
RE: Miles Tutlle
Always a pleasure working with you Kevin. Plus I know you always research information to the max before sending an edit...so I don't need to check anything out!!

Sara
Added by Sara on Dec 05, 2014 2:24 PM
Sara
Miles Tuttle
Kevin,
I have made your additions to his memorial page and also the reference to his cenotaph in Massachusetts. If you would like his memorial page transferred to you...just send me an edit...he is not a relative of mine. Southwest Cemetery in Vernon CT is relatively small but well kept. Unfortunately it is now on a main road with several pine trees that give lots of shadows to the gravestones.

Let me know if I can be of further help in CT,
Sara
Added by Sara on Dec 05, 2014 2:07 PM
Meldy
Rufus
Thanks for picking up on the dulpicate! I took care of it.
Added by Meldy on Dec 03, 2014 10:01 AM
Bob Brien
Joanna Richardson
Hi Kevin,
Thank you very much for fixing the memorial for Joanna Richardson.
Bob Brien
Added by Bob Brien on Nov 29, 2014 1:20 PM
Bob Brien
Joanna Richardson
Hi Kevin,
Thank you for the offer to correct bio for Joanna. I have transferred her memorial to you.
Bob Brien
Added by Bob Brien on Nov 29, 2014 5:23 AM
Richard Baldwin Cook
Thanks!!
Kevin, By your cordial assistance, you add much to the pleasure of this website. RBC
Added by Richard Baldwin Cook on Nov 25, 2014 10:03 AM
Anne
RE: Caleb and Patience Wheaton
Kevin, very glad I could help!

Anne
Added by Anne on Nov 22, 2014 6:58 AM
Doldgies
Thank you!
You have contributed SO much for my family. Thank you for all that you do.
Added by Doldgies on Nov 21, 2014 9:36 PM
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