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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 10 days
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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 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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Doug Johnson
Maley, Waldbisser, Ishman
Thank you, for the additional info and links.
Added by Doug Johnson on Oct 25, 2016 2:30 PM
Don Cook
RE: Rachel Rihel
Thanks for the info. Don
Added by Don Cook on Oct 22, 2016 8:04 AM
Don Cook
Find A Grave Memorial# 63504801
She is buried with her first husband, Rihel but at the time of death her last name would have been Soles. her 2nd husband. What is the proper way to list her. This is why I have her as Rihel-Soles. Because the headstone is Rihel.
Added by Don Cook on Oct 21, 2016 7:21 PM
Thank you
Thank you for visiting my dad on his angel day.
Added by Dan on Oct 20, 2016 10:39 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
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
Kay Tofani
Hi,Sorry about that,I was not thinking about the grave photo. Hope you can get another one. Kay
Added by Kay Tofani on Sep 30, 2016 6:40 AM
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.
Added by nmbo on Sep 27, 2016 8:18 PM
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