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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.

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, the Groton Avery Family, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

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.

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! After posting a memorial, please take the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly..... it will go along way toward further establishing the credibility of this site.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave.

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RE: Sposorships
You are very welcome. I try to sponsor direct ancestors, when I identify that has not already been done. Thank you for all your wonderful work. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Aug 01, 2015 9:47 AM
Lloyd and Marion edits
Hi Kevin,

Yup! Had a brain cramp there on marriage info.
Have straightened the cramp out.
Thanks for the heads up, and all the info.

Added by Anne on Aug 01, 2015 7:00 AM
Lloyd Brown edits @Mt Pleasant cem.
Hi Kevin,

Just wanted to thank you for the info on Lloyd and his wife.
I also wanted to let you know that I have added photos if you care to see them.

BTW, I am not related to them so if you would like a transfer just let me know. I merely photograph cemeteries and hope to reunite families.

Added by Anne on Jul 31, 2015 5:24 PM
Northern Neighbors
You're welcome - happened on it while adding your info :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on Jul 31, 2015 12:45 PM
Janet Carpentier
Whipple & Adams Family
Are the Whipple's and Adams"s family, in your Family History?
James Whipple is my Grandfather and also my uncle. Sarah is my Aunt and also my Grandmother.
Sarah Brother was my Grandfather, (Andrew Adams).

My E-Mail Address:
Added by Janet Carpentier on Jul 27, 2015 9:10 PM
Darrel Salisbury
Dupl memorial - Ephraim Salisbury
Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the heads-up. The data retrieval function of this old brain doesn't work so good any more, & Find A Grave is of no help. I have deleted, I think, #142767391.

Added by Darrel Salisbury on Jul 23, 2015 6:15 AM
Debbie Duncan
Lenora Robertson
Are you related to Lenora? If not would you turn over this site to me? She is my great grandmother. Thank you
Debbie Bratcher Duncan
Added by Debbie Duncan on Jul 19, 2015 9:34 PM
Annie Coburn Snow
I linked her adopted parents to the memorial. Thanks!
Added by MC on Jul 17, 2015 8:33 AM
Mike Carr
Annie E. Coburn Snow
Hi -

I'm Mike Carr. MC said you have contacted me regarding Annie. I don't recall us conversing but if you can tell me the source of the info on Annie Snow's F.A.G. Memorial, specifically the part where you indicate she is from "The Home of Friendless" then that would be great. It's very important to my family to be able to corroborate that data since we can find no document at this time that indicates such.

Thanks so much.

Added by Mike Carr on Jul 15, 2015 8:46 PM
RE: Annie Snow
Ok, thanks for letting me know.
Added by MC on Jul 15, 2015 7:50 PM
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