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Rich Vance (#47818065)
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I'm originally from Ripley in western New York state. My Vance, Maguire, Messenger and Wright ancestors were from McKean and Warren Counties, PA. My Hopkins, Alday, Rater and Getchell ancestors were from Erie County, PA and Chautauqua County, NY.
I retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1993 after
a 22-year career and now reside in Las Vegas.

My Father: Harold Paul Vance
Step-Dad: Arthur James 'Jim' Tustin
Grandpa: Lamont C 'Monty' Vance
Grandma: Genevieve Martha Getchell Vance
Grandpa: Lee Bloss Hopkins
Grandma: Iva Jane Alday Hopkins
Great-Grandma who made it to 100 years:
Nettie Belle Rater Alday

My Profile page in the Find-A-Grave Forums: Lost_Wages

For transfers of memorials I manage,
FIRST please read the FAQs here: Transfers
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial and then click
"Suggest any other correction or addition".

For corrections/additional facts for a memorial,
see here: Corrections
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial. Recent changes make it a lot easier to make edits to Dates/Places, Family Links, Name, Plot/GPS location, and Marker Transcription. For Bio info or to notify me of a duplicate, you still need to click "Suggest any other correction or addition".
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Brian J. Ensley
Frank Dietz #117384891

IF you're related to this couple, I added some more info as well...

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Oct 21, 2014 5:56 AM
Brian J. Ensley
Frank Dietz #117384891
If you get an e-mail notification that I denied the suggested change for Frank Deitz's plot location just disregard. I made the change, but I made the change using my own format. I just wanted to let you know so you wouldn't see that e-mail and not think it wasn't completed.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Oct 21, 2014 5:45 AM
Deborah Dabrowski
RE: John Brothers photo in North East
You are welcome, I looked for it previously but dismissed it as unreadable. Not until the office directed me to it did I locate it. It was so buried I had my tablet on the ground to get the photo.
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Oct 18, 2014 3:42 PM
Don Bennett
129204898 Baxter Correction
Added by Don Bennett on Oct 14, 2014 9:13 AM
Don Bennett
Richard Baxter East Springfield137236269
Rich, The photo I added has his Military Rank.
Best regards, Don
Added by Don Bennett on Oct 14, 2014 9:11 AM
Barbara B
Thomas L. Youngs photo
Hi Rich,

Deborah Dabrowski submitted a couple of photos that show Thomas' name as Youngs. I submitted an edit for the change.

Thanks so much,
Added by Barbara B on Oct 14, 2014 5:22 AM
Deborah Dabrowski
RE: William Koch in St. Gregory
Rich, No problem & you are welcome! Debbie
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Oct 11, 2014 8:59 AM
Barbara Goggin Brann
John Curry
The picture that I took is of the stone in Section E, Row 3, Gr 1, but the name is different. Do you think they printed his name wrong on the burial card?
Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Oct 07, 2014 11:03 AM
Barbara Goggin Brann
Military Graves
No thanks necessary. I like "cemeterying" as I call it, and I hate to think that these people may not be remembered if a memorial isn't created, and a picture added. With the new Find A Grave app, I have been adding the GPS coordinates to all of the graves that I have been encountering as well. Since most cemeteries don't provide maps, it will make it much easier for future visitors to find them.
Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Oct 06, 2014 1:54 PM
Rebecca Jean Jackson Henderson
RE: Military Veterans in Erie
Your so welcome. Was a bit behind with school starting up. And other things going on. :-)
Added by Rebecca Jean Jackson Hend... on Sep 28, 2014 1:08 PM
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