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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 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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Albert Hamilton Pattison #89804555
Although the headstone shows Patterson for Albert and his wife Ella, succeeding generations have called themselves Pattison, as did he. Why the stone shows Patterson and wasn't disputed at the time, I don't know. My mother was raised by Albert and Ella's daughter Lillian and Ella passed away when my mother was 9 years old. She knew them and they called themselves Pattison.
John E. Sherman #47749330
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Sep 24, 2016 9:02 PM
Debbie Dabrowski
Check out this memorial I found. #67764742
Added by Debbie Dabrowski on Sep 20, 2016 12:34 PM
RE: Wrong photo on memorial
I went yesterday to the cemetary , and got the right pic now on ...

Added by soilsister on Sep 09, 2016 4:44 AM
Robert Dogan
RE: Leo Oakey at Arlington

I'm glad you like them and glad to be of help.

Robert Dogan
Added by Robert Dogan on Sep 05, 2016 2:07 PM
Osborne, Garland
Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully it's straightened out now.
Added by CABrown on Aug 28, 2016 4:48 AM
Ivan Waddell
RE: Find a Grave suggest-a-correction
Rich. Those other messages must be in never never land as the only one I got was the one I answered today. Oh by the way, I too am and Air Force retiree, (23 years), having retired in 1983.
Keep Aiming High.
Added by Ivan Waddell on Aug 27, 2016 3:50 PM
Emery Metzler
RE: Wifred Huntoon photo
You're welcome Rich. You can tell from the photo how much of the memorial was covered with sod. It is a shame that our veteran's graves aren't better maintained. Emery
Added by Emery Metzler on Aug 24, 2016 5:54 AM
Richard Barron
Headstone photo
Photo added to memorial# 79972079 and duplicate memorial deleted.
Added by Richard Barron on Aug 21, 2016 9:19 AM
RE: Wrong photo
Thank you for letting me know. The correct photo has been uploaded and the wrong photo deleted.

Added by NSBLACK on Aug 19, 2016 5:41 AM
Tess Warnstaff
RE: Johann Jacob Carringer
Thanks, Rich. I wasn't aware of the naming conventions. Good to know.
Added by Tess Warnstaff on Aug 18, 2016 11:30 AM
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