Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 1 day
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 9,003 Memorials Added
 • 15,999 Memorials Managed
 • 22 Memorials/Week
 • 1,777 Photos
 • 434 Photo Requests
 • 68 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 31,217 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 44 Fame Ratings
 • 4 Sponsorships
 • 93 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Critters (4)
USS Melvin 680 --WW II (22)
Find A Grave Friends
A.J. Marik, Anne Cady, Anonymous, Bearded Graver, Bette Hartman, Bill Boyington, Bob Brien, BobBoston, Bonnie Weller, Bonnie/Barb, cap624, Carolyn [Lee] K..., Charles Dunford, Charles Waid, Chris and Susan..., Cynthia Kaley, Dave Peck, David Edsall, Deborah A Smith, DeeB, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Kevin Avery (1143)[Leave Message]
Brenda Runyon
Grant Whitlock
Hi Kevin
I put the information on Grant's memorial about the wives but wasn't sure what else you wanted me to do. Hope to hear from you soon.
Added by Brenda Runyon on May 05, 2016 2:30 PM
Northern Neighbors
Always a pleasure
to work with you :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on May 03, 2016 12:55 PM
Caroline Pease Avery
Updated bio per your request.
Added by amwm on May 02, 2016 3:46 PM
Scott Adell
Hello !
Kevin, my only reason for the email is to say hello. Genealogy is still relatively new on this end and I have just created memorials for my second great grandparents, William Orin Cummings and Harriet Delphine REYNOLDS. Harriet's parents were Erasmus Darwin Reynolds and Elsa Ann Bidwell, so it would appear we connect somewhere on the chain, unless I'm assuming wrong. I do enjoy this distant cousin stuff and have had the pleasure of meeting a few others so far. Best to you, Scott
Added by Scott Adell on Apr 24, 2016 5:44 PM
Paula Zoccoli
Thank you
Want to thank you for all the great work you have done. Many, if not most, what I see you put online tells me we are related over and over again / surname after surname.
Added by Paula Zoccoli on Apr 23, 2016 3:35 PM
lost information for edit request
Hi Kevin, I have sent you an email regarding information yu provided me for an edit that I some how lost. Please contact me. Thanks, Kay
Added by Kay on Apr 23, 2016 8:40 AM
Jane Denny
RE: two links
a pleasure!
Added by Jane Denny on Apr 21, 2016 3:56 PM
Jane Denny
two links
I THINK the two links to one husband Avery corrected!
Added by Jane Denny on Apr 21, 2016 8:38 AM
Jennifer Holte Kerr
George Avery
Hi Kevin,
I added your info into the bio of George Washington Avery. Thank you.
Added by Jennifer Holte Kerr on Apr 19, 2016 9:40 AM
Megan Heyl
Avery / Thank You
You are more than welcome! I thought twice about adding "bio" but figured safe than sorry! LOL

Have a splendid evening.
Added by Megan Heyl on Apr 18, 2016 6:03 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service