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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 28 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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James Charles Rogers III
walter woodruff
i would transfer, but my grandmother is a woodruff. thanks for the info. i hope that one day i can return the favor. james
Added by James Charles Rogers III on Sep 01, 2015 3:41 PM
Marie Bonafonte
Miranda Avery Champlin
Your request has been completed. By the way, Kevin, you only need to send me a request once. I am usually very good about completing requests in a very short time. Unfortunately, I had a family emergency and so wasn't as timely as I normally am.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Aug 31, 2015 4:08 PM
Farrar and related families
Thank you for the additional information.
Regarding: Hiram Sheldon Farrar
I added it to the bio section. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Aug 25, 2015 7:29 PM
Carin Archer
Leonard Davenport
I have added Leonard's parents and marriage date as requested. Thank you for the information! Carin
Added by Carin Archer on Aug 24, 2015 3:39 PM
Northern Neighbors
No problem - happy you caught it and corrected it so quickly! Thanks for all the info :)
Added by Northern Neighbors on Aug 23, 2015 11:49 AM
Bette Hartman
David Crowe
Hi Kevin:
As David Crowe is not related to me, I have transferred his memorial to you. Good to hear from you.

Happy Researching,
Bette Hartman
Added by Bette Hartman on Aug 22, 2015 3:59 PM
hyperlink coding
No I am not familiar with hyperlink coding. Is it something I should know? :) Thanks.
Added by Cheryl on Aug 22, 2015 5:45 AM
Elizabeth Chase Miller
Thanks for the info and correction. When I get a list sometimes the name appears on it a couple of times. Good eye! Have deleted the extras!
Added by Cheryl on Aug 20, 2015 5:53 AM
Glenda Barry
RE: Averys
Hi Kevin,

Ok, thanks for letting me know. I always like to ask, some people do want transfers. Let me know any time I can help you.

Take care and have a beautiful day!

Added by Glenda Barry on Aug 18, 2015 6:55 AM
Glenda Barry
Silas and Mary Avery
Hi Kevin,

Thank you for the info, I have added it to both memorials. There are about 10 Averys there that I can transfer if you want, let me know at your convenience.

Added by Glenda Barry on Aug 17, 2015 6:04 PM
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