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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 30 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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Grace Knox info
Thanks Kevin for the info on Grace Knox. I've updated the DOB and place of birth and notified one of her great granddaughters.
Added by Skater787 on Dec 02, 2016 9:05 AM
Ms. Clyde
Myron Avery
No need to transfer back. I did have problems, so he's better off in your hands!
Added by Ms. Clyde on Dec 01, 2016 8:56 AM
Avery Family
Hi! Instead of posting Ada Avery's bio info in Addison Avery's memorial, I used the Chicago Tribune to locate her burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery (now Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery. I also created her memorial there, I posted her obituary, linked her to her husband, and I linked her mother.

If you would like me to transfer the Addison and Avery memorials to you, please let me know.

Added by Ace on Nov 27, 2016 2:21 AM
RE: Louise (Avery) Sykes
Do you have the pictures off Hopefully that still gets you there.
Added by DKMac on Nov 20, 2016 11:42 AM
Louise Avery 144039406
You might be interested in that I just posted a picture of Louise on her memorial. This came from my gr aunt's album. I have others, but they are from the Sykes family web site, so are not mine to post.
Added by DKMac on Nov 20, 2016 11:18 AM

This is my husband's severaltime Great Grandfather.
I don't know if you can help me, but is the
death date shown on the headstone? I am trying
to secure this information for our tree.

I hope you reply. once again, thank you for
what you did do.

Added by Phyllis on Nov 17, 2016 4:51 PM
RE: Hyperlinking
I just did my first excited that it worked!! There is a family history obelisk in one cemetery but his actual gravestone is in another cemetery so wanted to "link" them.

Thanks so much for your offer..think I'm all set.

Added by Sara on Nov 12, 2016 10:58 AM
Alan Groves
Transfer of management
Please consider transferring these graves to me. Elaine Groves Cole (103755941), my aunt, Eleanor Groves (96395133), my grandmother, Harold Groves (96395130), my grandfather, Nellie Groves (96393050), my great grandmother. Thank you. Alan Groves
Added by Alan Groves on Nov 12, 2016 10:15 AM
Laura Aanenson
Jonas Albin Carlstrom
Good morning Kevin,

I received your suggested edits for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Nov 12, 2016 4:07 AM
RE: Nathaniel Bassett
Personal copy( 34/100) of One Bassett Family in America, by Buell B Bassette.

Added by Kathie on Nov 09, 2016 11:29 AM
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