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Rich Vance (#47818065)
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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

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 (90)[Leave Message]
RE: Wrong photo
Hey Rich, thanks for pointing that out... I have removed the photo!!!! Have a great week!
Added by FutureAncestor on Nov 29, 2016 5:44 AM
Re Pvt Pistella
At the end of the article was a way to contact the reporter. Maybe get in touch with him and explain about obtaining permission to post the pictures on Pvt Pistella's memorial. If it is his relative who owns the copyright to the photos, maybe the reporter can put you in touch with the relative to obtain permission? That way the photos can be posted and copyright is observed? Good luck and hope it works!
Added by Alicelth on Nov 13, 2016 12:39 PM
Son of the 7th
Pvt. Pistella
We thank you for the added info on PFC. John S. Pistella. Would you mind copying his photo's and placing them on his memorial.

Thank you
Added by Son of the 7th on Nov 12, 2016 5:34 PM
Sandra Walczak
RE: Henry Alfred Bloss
I will be creating the memorial. I was adding pictures for the memorials already online. Then I add the new ones. I will link them up.
Added by Sandra Walczak on Nov 07, 2016 9:27 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.

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.
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
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