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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 14 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.

Memorials I have added in the last 7 days.
Memorials I have added in the last 30 days.
If I have not added any memorials in the last 30 days, I am very likely dead... contact Find A Grave.

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. And, if you have no email, I will not process edits until you provide source data.

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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Thanks for the info. They have been entered in the memorials as suggested.
Take care!
Added by Patsy on Jan 15, 2017 3:49 PM
Fred Palmer
RE: Mary Avery
I did see that. This is the marker that is located at the plot that you listed (Lawn Q grave 777) I will delete the picture and check with the cemetery office to see if they have another Mary Avery in their records. It will be a little while before I can get to it so bear with me. I'll let you know what I find.
Fred Palmer photo volunteer
Added by Fred Palmer on Jan 14, 2017 2:00 PM
Nancy Bell
Kevin,as a fellow Findagraver, what is your take on using USA in memorials showing dates pre-1787?
It especially goes against the grain for me when I see that on the memorials for our colonists.

Will be interested in your opinion.
Nancy Bell 46903791
Added by Nancy Bell on Jan 14, 2017 10:05 AM
Linda J. Morris
Fred Perkins and Emma Avery
Kevin, that you so much for the information. If you have Emma's memorial could you please add her to the memorial belonging to Fred. Thanks again,

Added by Linda J. Morris on Jan 07, 2017 11:31 AM
Susan Pratt Habermann
Avery's of Riverside Cemetery, MI
Hi Kevin,

It looks like you are researching the Avery's of Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac, Cass County, MI. I am not related, so if you are, and you would like me to transfer them to you, just say the word!

All the best,
Added by Susan Pratt Habermann on Jan 05, 2017 7:23 PM
Sherry Hodges
Frank Avery Smith
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for the information about Frank Avery Smith. If he is a family member I would be happy to transfer his memorial to you to manage. I don't limit transfers under the Find A Grave guidelines. If you see any relative you would like let me know, even Aunts, Uncles, cousins and family friends.
Added by Sherry Hodges on Dec 26, 2016 11:24 AM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
Guy Avery
Hi Kevin...

The information that I entered was sent along by someone probably quite awhile back and I'm willing to bet you know more about this Guy Avery than this other person given the research information and sources. Also that you are an Avery. I'm going to transfer his memorial over to you so that you can edit it. I see that there are lots of people linked to him. You might have issues with this. If so you might end up having to delete the memorial and create a new one. These edits can be tiring because I'm sure that there are so many that are incorrect. I warned my sister-in-law not to take the info on findagrave as total fact but to cross check with other sources. Thankyou for contacting me on this....

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Dec 25, 2016 3:30 PM
Northern Neighbors
Merry Christmas
I'll likely be off line the next couple days so wishing you a safe and happy holiday. :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on Dec 23, 2016 6:08 PM
Ruth Dickinson - spelling/typo
Thank you very much for the correction, and for the added information you sent. I always appreciate your edits.
Added by SonofaBourbeau on Dec 21, 2016 9:46 AM
James Wells duplicate
Thank you Kevin, my duplicate has been deleted. Happy Holidays to you!
Added by SonofaBourbeau on Dec 21, 2016 9:45 AM
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