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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 20 days
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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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Patricia Hampton
Carrie Gess
Thanks so much for the additional bio info for her. It has been added to her memorial. Much appreciated. Pat
Added by Patricia Hampton on May 23, 2016 3:56 PM
Jonathan Laing
RE: Gladys Matteson
I just finished adding the names I found.Not sure who Catherine Mattison is. Child of George Jr and Eva? Who was his first wife's name?
Added by Jonathan Laing on May 17, 2016 3:59 PM
John Tyler Avery
Kevin, Would you like him transferred to you? I am not related and created it from random headstone photos. I will be adding the headstone soon. James
Added by Romper90069 on May 16, 2016 5:06 PM
Yvonne Smith
Samuel Jennison
Find A Grave Memorial# 54468011

Hello Kevin,

I see you've done a lot of memorials, but I was wondering if you happened to know where you got the info from for this one. Samuel is my 8th g-grandfather. This name has always been spelled with 2 n's, Jennison, rather than Jenison. I see that the burial says "unknown" so I'm curious where the info came from.

thanks for your dedication to Find A Grave.
Added by Yvonne Smith on May 16, 2016 2:39 PM
Luella Hinrichsen
Julia Avery
It worked Kevin, THANKS! :)
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on May 11, 2016 12:03 PM
Luella Hinrichsen
Julia Avery
Hi Kevin, I don't know how to do a cenotaph, I don't think there is anyway I can put both #'s for the mother? If you know how I can transfer. Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on May 10, 2016 6:33 PM
Barbie Yorks Lockwood
RE: Isaac Avery
You are welcome it was my pleasure !
Added by Barbie Yorks Lockwood on May 09, 2016 7:19 AM
B.J. Waters
I'm a pea-brain tonight!
I just realized that Caroline is already linked to parents so I guess that is why you're telling me her maiden name is White. I should have looked first. Sorry! Disregard my ridiculous messages!

Added by B.J. Waters on May 08, 2016 6:39 PM
B.J. Waters
I meant Caroline Van Derson. Just the Edit regarding her name.

Added by B.J. Waters on May 08, 2016 6:36 PM
B.J. Waters
Caroline Van Dursen
Can you please tell me the source for your suggested edit?

Added by B.J. Waters on May 08, 2016 6:34 PM
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