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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 27 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.

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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RE: Martha Whipple Link Request
Excellent! I just think it's amazing the work they are doing.
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Jun 21, 2016 10:06 AM
RE: Martha Whipple Link Request
BVHS group Postle/River Road (are you still a member there?) is working with RIHCC to get the situation rectified. The "Lost" cemetery entries were added as is from the database only and not any on-site work. The actual burials and stones were found this week and also some in 2015 by an independent graver at CU026. GPS location is shown on the actual finds.
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Jun 18, 2016 3:21 PM
Chuck Johnson
RE: Abner Kemp
You are very welcome, glad I could help.
Added by Chuck Johnson on Jun 18, 2016 12:37 PM
Old Scotland Cemetery North Scotland CT
Just to let you know..I'm posting new gravestone photos to this cemetery and also retaking clearer gravestone photos of others. I have seen your name quite a bit on memorial pages there and so wanted to let you know.

Take care,
Added by Sara on Jun 13, 2016 6:36 AM
David Schmidt
RE: Joanna Marchant
no problem enjoy your trip
Added by David Schmidt on Jun 09, 2016 3:43 PM
angel searcher
Bessie Avery
Sorry about that, I did change it, Thank you for letting me know.
Added by angel searcher on May 30, 2016 3:54 PM
Bill and April
RE: Rosa Willey
And thank you for posting Solomon and Lillabell. We also just posted their two sons, Philip and Lewis, who are on the reverse side of Solomon's grave marker. Please let me know if you would like these memorials transferred to you.
Added by Bill and April on May 26, 2016 6:21 PM
Rev. Jaynendel Vincent
Moses Parks Parents

I added the FG pages for Moses Parks' parents and added them to his FG page. Thank you for the information. Wish we could actually find the grave of Moses.

Rev. Jaynendel Vincent
Added by Rev. Jaynendel Vincent on May 24, 2016 10:25 PM
Estella Avery Hudson Cem
Kevin, It seemed strange that Estella would be in Hudson but not her parents. I browsed ahead through the list of Gravestone Inscriptions transcribed by Coralynn Brown at that I have been using to make memorials and found Peter, Maria, and a brother of Estella's named Arthur Cyrus Avery in Part 4. I have added them, and make the links to Estella, and to the grandparents. Unfortunately there is not a death date for Maria, nor a (readable) birth date for Arthur. Peter was transcribed as "Oeter" but it is obviously them. This listing, unlike the other, gives Estella as "Estelle". If you think it should be spelled the second way, just send an edit. Hope this helps.

Regards, Sidney
Added by Sidney on May 24, 2016 11:03 AM
Patricia Hampton
Carrie Gess
Thanks so much for the additional bio info for her. It has been added to her memorial. Much appreciated. Pat
Added by Patricia Hampton on May 23, 2016 3:56 PM
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