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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 23 days
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I'm originally from Ripley in western New York state. My Vance, Maguire/McGuire, Wright, & Messenger ancestors were from McKean and Warren Counties, PA.    My Hopkins, Alday/Aldag, Drake, Gatchell/Getchell,
& Rater (spelled at least 6 different ways) 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
Mom: Still alive & kickin' at 89 yrs. young
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
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I'm happy to transfer any memorials of people I'm not related to.
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". This will generate an e-mail from Find A Grave with links to the memorial and your member page... less chance for errors this way.

I'm only human and I make mistakes (especially when my "Coffee Low-Level Warning Light" is blinking); so any Edits or additions are gladly welcomed. ^_^

For corrections/additional facts for a memorial,
see here: Corrections
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial. It's easy 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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Messages left for Rich Vance (88)[Leave Message]
Carl and Judi
RE: Inez Komula
I"m pretty sure that Inez had children from a previous marriage before she married my Uncle Henry but I'm not sure of their names. Let me do a little more research.
Judi
Added by Carl and Judi on Dec 08, 2016 2:44 PM
Franny
Raymond Reese
Thanks for letting me know I had the wrong photo up
bye
Franny
Added by Franny on Dec 07, 2016 8:00 AM
Julie {Palmer} Clark & Jerry Clark
RE: Getchell connection ?
Hey Rich! So great to get your messages! We're in Seattle on grandparent duty but as soon as we get home on Tuesday, I'll check both the Powell records to see if Thomas is the brother of Jesse + see if you & Jerry are related thru the Getchell connection😊 Sounds like you guys are most likely some level of cousins! It's always so exciting to connect with "family" and we're both thrilled to meet you! Promise to get back to you soon👍 Julie
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark & Je... on Nov 06, 2016 9:01 PM
John Nielson
RE: italics and bold text in bios
Vance thank you for the information or help.

John
Added by John Nielson on Nov 05, 2016 8:29 PM
Doug Johnson
Maley, Waldbisser, Ishman
Thank you, for the additional info and links.
Added by Doug Johnson on Oct 25, 2016 2:30 PM
Shirley Barber
Re: David B Lane
Thank you for transfer.
Blessings....Shirley
Added by Shirley Barber on Oct 20, 2016 8:05 PM
Patty Shreve
RE: Arlene Getchell Anderson
Rich: You are so right about losing touch so easily. Had I noticed when you requested the photo of Carl and the passing of Arlene, I wouldn't have said anything - sorry, didn't mean to get on my soapbox. :-)
Added by Patty Shreve on Oct 12, 2016 3:26 AM
Carole F. Blakeslee
Zalmon Peck - Wales Cemetery
Hi Rich, I have requested F.A.G. to delete the duplicate memorial # 103695453 twice and still there it sits. I also sent a request to contributor Jennifer to reconnect the daughter to the correct memorial and the system won't let me re-send the edit again. Any suggestions?
Added by Carole F. Blakeslee on Oct 11, 2016 7:05 PM
Patty Shreve
RE: Carl Raymond Anderson
Yes, I have her headstone photo as well. I would recommend that, in the future, you request both husband and wife (if appropriate). I normally take photos of everyone around the request - just in case. Since these headstones are somewhat distant from each other - another person might have come home and think they'd done a good job to find that - oops - they have to make another trip. :-)
Added by Patty Shreve on Oct 11, 2016 3:42 PM
nmbo
RE: Ralph A Pearce
I see his memorial is in good hands, I like what you have added to it.
Thank you for all your work and dedication to Find A Grave.
Nan
Added by nmbo on Sep 27, 2016 8:18 PM
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