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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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Mary (Hammill) Rund
RE: Milton B. Reznor
Thanks for your offer of transferring the Reznor memorials, but I am not related. Thomas Johnson Reznor married my second cousin 3X removed and I was looking for them and easily found links to most of the rest of the family.

I get distracted easily :-)

Thanks again for the offer, though.

Added by Mary (Hammill) Rund on Jan 15, 2017 3:04 PM
RE: Albert Cornish
Hi Rich
Happy New Year to you too!
I have a picture showing both of their stones side by side, if you would like that.
Added by JCPFinder on Jan 15, 2017 2:31 PM
Carole F. Blakeslee
James Roberts
Thanks Rich, I have corrected the memorial for James Roberts. Happy New Year & have a safe one!
Added by Carole F. Blakeslee on Dec 30, 2016 2:46 PM
Ada Douglas
Thanks for the sponsorship and the pictures are really nice. ;-)edie
Added by Edie on Dec 21, 2016 1:37 PM
Joanne Muscarella
Very nice that you sponsored her; beautiful picture and I loved the flowers you left on her memorial. ;-)
Added by Edie on Dec 21, 2016 1:32 PM
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Thanks for the input--I hadn't really given any thought to the fact that lots of people work on smaller screens.

My wife and I are "dinosaurs" and proud of it--only got our first laptop last Fall. We don't have cell phones nor any desire to ever get any. I still use a mouse and a desktop (so-called even though the tower is down in its cubbyhole) and am realizing that I prefer to see as much text at a time as I possibly can--it must be because of all the books I've read and continue to read.

Too bad we can't all adjust the Find A Grave pages to look how we want--but then most people would probably push Ancestry's ads off to the side whenever possible.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Dec 19, 2016 7:51 PM
RE: Uploading photos
I will investigate your suggestion. First, I thought it you were saying that I transcribed someone with a birth date but it turns out to be a picture I took transcribed by someone else. Just from the photo alone, I wouldn't have come to the conclusion that those dates were births, I would have concluded they were deaths - I see a lot of gravestones just with that. It would be a little odd to pay and install a gravestone where everyone had their birthdays.
Added by Al on Dec 18, 2016 7:45 AM
Danette Percifield Cogswell
RE: Alice Adlam Cogswell
Sorry for the delay in the correction. I must have misread it from the "Cogswell's in America" book. Thanks for the heads up.
Added by Danette Percifield Cogswe... on Dec 10, 2016 11:34 AM
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.
Added by Carl and Judi on Dec 08, 2016 2:44 PM
Raymond Reese
Thanks for letting me know I had the wrong photo up
Added by Franny on Dec 07, 2016 8:00 AM
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