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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

I'm only human and I make mistakes; so any Edits or additions are gladly welcomed. ^_^

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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Clydie dupe
Thanks for the heads up on the dupe!
It's been deleted.

Added by JNicholson-Turbide on Nov 28, 2015 3:36 AM
Preston Oakes
Hi, I found more info and have added it to his page if you want to check, maybe verify it's right.

Find A Grave Memorial# 155246356
Added by CABrown on Nov 24, 2015 4:36 AM
John McIntyre, Fairview Cemetery
Thanks. I've transferred the pictures. You might want to add the marker transcription.

Inscription: [Edit]
14 _________________
Added by CABrown on Nov 22, 2015 1:05 PM
Melinda Trayer Nobles
RE: Harold Kinnear in Youngsville
You are welcome and thank you. Probably yes, but still trying to cemetery stomp before the snow flies. Won't be long though. Happy Holidays!!
Added by Melinda Trayer Nobles on Nov 17, 2015 8:50 AM
RE: James J. Hunter in Sheakleyville
You're very welcome for the picture, I'm glad I found it for you. I was surprised to find such little information on the stone. I don't know who the caretaker of the cemetery is at this time. However, it is something I've been meaning to find out. I will get back to you if and when I can get more info on JJ Hunter for you.
Added by Bett on Nov 08, 2015 10:56 AM
RE: Willis Bacon in Hatch Hollow
Hi Rich,

Thank you for your offer to tranfer. I would like that very much.


Michael Teed
Added by MTeed on Nov 07, 2015 6:08 AM
Ann Marie Potter
From Erie to Vegas
Nice to see someone else made the great snow escape. But I do miss the trees!
Added by Ann Marie Potter on Nov 01, 2015 1:15 AM
Ed Fincke
RE: Charles M. Whited in Rimersburg
Good to hear from you Rich . He is about a 3rd cousin and I wish all us Beers folks could live that long !!
Added by Ed Fincke on Oct 24, 2015 5:45 PM
Maggie Mac
Grandmom Schatz
Dear Rich, Thank you very much for remembering my Grandmom on her angel day. It is much appreciated.
Kind regards
Added by Maggie Mac on Oct 24, 2015 7:43 AM
Glenn Davis
Ralph L. Davis Jr Memorial
Thank you so much for creating the memorial for my father. I visited by my father's grave for the first time on a trip from Colorado recently. The information you posted helped me find the cemetery easily. Thanks for transferring the memorial to me. Your contribution is very much appreciated.
Added by Glenn Davis on Oct 22, 2015 9:32 PM
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