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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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carol smith
Roy Sanborn
Hi,I'm not that computer expert,but I'm going to try your suggestion.Thanks for all your help.I might find parents in Forestdalethis cem is large!!!!
Added by carol smith on Feb 04, 2016 8:38 AM
Alycia K
RE: DeWitt Clinton Beardsley
Not after glory, I just like the pats on the head :-)
Added by Alycia K on Feb 01, 2016 3:28 PM
Alycia K
RE: Beardsley Family Photos
Certainly I will transfer Dewitt to your care! Also, there are literally thousands of Beardsleys buried around here. I'll look at your requests and see where I can help.

All the best

Alycat in CT
Added by Alycia K on Feb 01, 2016 10:15 AM
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U.S.S. Melvin Crew Memorials
These men also served aboard the U.S.S. Melvin during World War II.

John Iland King - 121471231
Ralph Mallett - 84137739
Benjamin J. Argenti, Sr - 34687018
Henry Davis "H.D." Koon - 90302938
Herbert Raymond Lavertue - 57926088
Richard (Dick) T. Irvin - 26384025
Harlow Hermes Oberbillig - 14637513
Wade Lee Thompson, Sr - 65565117
CM2C Ralph Glenn "Glenn" Pyatt - 56109064
Junior M Brooks - 25965529
Added by Genealogy Research Specia... on Jan 24, 2016 1:49 PM
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James Henry Wood, Jr # 111541753
This man also served aboard the U.S.S. Melvin during WWII.
Added by Genealogy Research Specia... on Jan 24, 2016 12:52 PM
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Alex Parley #145328517
This man served aboard the U.S.S. Melvin during WWII.
Added by Genealogy Research Specia... on Jan 24, 2016 12:46 PM
ray mansfield
58683742 Juliet Bacon Smith

Thanks for the info

taken care of

Ray and Paula
Added by ray mansfield on Jan 20, 2016 8:07 PM
Field family, Long Plain Cemetery, Leverett, MA
Thanks for the additional information you've provided. I appreciate it!
Added by psc on Jan 13, 2016 7:21 PM
Lynnea (Bullock) Dickinson
Avery Brockway connection?
Hi Kevin -
My great-grandmother was Aura Ola Brockway (m. Orlinza Appleton Bullock), b. 1865 IA, d. 1931 CO. Her parents were Albert & Abigail Rebecca (Jaquith) Brockway.
For the past 30+ years, I have been searching for Albert Brockway's parents.
I happened across a news clipping from Leon, Decatur Co., IA in 1913, stating Aure was visiting Mrs. B. O. Springer. I did a quick check of the Springer family and saw they have connections to the Avery family. Albert Brockway may have had a brother, Avery Brockway (1830 OH-1899 MN).
My Brockways resided in Medina/Summit Co., Ohio, Vermont and Connecticut.
Are you aware of any connections between the Avery and Brockway (or Jaquith) families?
Lynnea Dickinson
Davenport, Iowa
Added by Lynnea (Bullock) Dickinso... on Jan 04, 2016 10:15 AM
RE: Mary (Sheldon) Brown
The estimated birth year also fits extremely well.
I guess only a visit to the cemetery would confirm.

The mapping done by John Sterling is extremely helpful. So far in section AC I have found all are Turpin related 8 with stones so far, but the numbering suggests a total of about 75. Stones done by George Allen and John Angell.

Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Jan 01, 2016 10:39 AM
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