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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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Gridley/Oak Grove
Received and reviewed your note regarding Lucius Gridley at Oak Grove Cemetery.I went ahead and removed the links to that memorial since there are already parental links to his Find A Grave memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
If you have any questions please let me know.


Added by Treeclimber on Mar 27, 2015 9:18 AM
Hee Hee Hee ;-)edie
The Spring weather made me do it!
Added by Edie on Mar 24, 2015 4:59 AM
Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
William T. Green
I thought that was you...I remember meeting your when we were up there for my grandfather's funeral. Thanks again for the transfer!!

Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Mar 23, 2015 1:25 PM
Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
William T. Green #143738020
Can you please transfer management of my great uncle, William Green?

Also, are you related to Patti Vance Post? She's married to my mom's brother, Gary Post.


Stephanie Johnson Ingram
Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Mar 23, 2015 10:55 AM
RE: Robert L. Eddy
Unfortunately, I don't know anything more about Robert L Eddy except middle name was Lucius. I work with The Eddy Family in America books dated 1930 and 1940. They have nothing beyond his birth. So, how he ended up in PA I have no clue. Thank you for creating his memorial and his bio and linking to parents.
Added by Addie on Mar 19, 2015 3:10 PM
John Greene
Hi Rich; Yes I would say this is the same person. Thanks for catching the connection. I will delete. Phil
Added by PhilKel on Mar 15, 2015 10:07 AM
Maggie Mac
John Walters
Thanks for remembering my Dad on his birthday. It is much appreciated.
Added by Maggie Mac on Mar 09, 2015 5:45 PM
re Daniel Gould
Oops! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Weirdly enough, I have been to both cemeteries and contributed photos.

Still do not know how I made this mistake, but I have corrected the error.

Again, thank you, and thanks for all you do for Find-A-Grave. Never hesitate to request a transfer if you would ever like one. I enjoy transferring!

Added by 47730809 on Mar 08, 2015 5:04 PM
Tammy Vinas
RE: Your Grandpa
Hi Rich,

I live in north Carolina, and can't take care of my grandfather's grave. In the 26 years since my father moved our family here, I've only been able to come back and visit PA a handful of times.

I'm glad to know someone is trying to honor him, as well as the other vets.

My grandmother is still alive. She's 93 or 94 years old now, and still lives in the house where she and my grandfather raised their children in Elgin PA.
Added by Tammy Vinas on Mar 05, 2015 7:35 PM
Marion D
RE: Nancy J. Persell Vance
I'll be happy to. And can send you images of the bible pages (where you see Persell spelling)...I just need your email.
Added by Marion D on Mar 05, 2015 10:20 AM
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