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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 8 years, 8 months, 18 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.

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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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Sue Downhill
Grandpa Cook
Cook # 176803389 - added more to the bio... same source.
Added by Sue Downhill on Mar 19, 2017 3:50 PM
Link done

Many thanks!
Added by ErgoSum on Mar 19, 2017 12:09 PM
Sue Downhill
Cook Links
Hi Kevin, thanks for the Cook # 176803389 links! Was looking for another for Cook-Nims link and found these "No Stones" in History of Buckland.
Added by Sue Downhill on Mar 19, 2017 10:41 AM
Jim Warren
Mary Warren
Thanks for the info on Mary's Parents. She was my Aunt, My Father's Brother's 2nd. Wife. Jim
Added by Jim Warren on Mar 16, 2017 6:21 PM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Ashbel Gillet
Thank you for your message to un-link him from the merged memorial; I have done so. Best regards!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Mar 15, 2017 6:07 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Kevin Avery,

Thank you for finding the link on my kin.

Please add me as your friend. On Finda Grave now too.

On your Avery kin have you looked at Virginia near Powhatan/ and more inland near what is now Nelson County? We may be kin from marriages.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Mar 03, 2017 3:49 PM
Tim Hall
Hall (Eldridge) cousin
Thanks for all the work you have done. I am your 9th cousin 1x removed (among several more distant relationships). If you follow the Eldridge/Eldredge side of your ancestry you eventually run into my Hall ancestry (pretty much all those Halls in Barnstable and Franklin counties are my family).

Tim Hall
Added by Tim Hall on Feb 28, 2017 11:23 AM
Catherine Ardelia Moore Reed
Hello Kevin,

I just added a photo to Catherine's page. Unfortunately the monument is in very poor condition and the lettering barely visible.
According to the interment card provided by the cemetery office, there were three burials: Henry Reed on 9/19/1887 at age 44.0.0, Myra R. Chase 4/7/1931 age 49.2.17 and Catherine Reed 4/1/1942 age 93.2.10. The lot number is 3914.

Added by Gail on Feb 24, 2017 11:48 AM
Addison Avery at Forest Home Cemetery
Hi! Photos have been posted to his memorial.

Also there:

Anna C. Avery
Charles G. Avery
Mary E. Avery

There are no dates shown on the grave marker.

If you add photo requests for them I will post the photos that I took of their grave marker.

Added by Ace on Feb 19, 2017 10:01 AM
Fred Palmer
RE: Susan (Herrick) Avery
My pleasure to do these photos. Sorry I took so long.
Added by Fred Palmer on Feb 16, 2017 5:12 PM
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