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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 11 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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"Derek" John B Blount
Marshall Memorials
Hi Rich, I am not a family member but I am doing their family research and will be loading a lot (20-30)of new memorials for the Marshall and Waid/Wade families with photos for the family. You can transfer the following memorials from the South Shenango Cemetery to me (#47807802).
Samuel Marshall # 156954219
John Waid Marshall # 156954844
William Anderson Marshall # 156954401
I will set up all of the links as well. Thanks very much.
Added by "Derek" John B Blount on Jul 23, 2016 11:19 AM
Maggie Mac
Peggy Jerman
I truly appreciate your flower at Peggy's memorial. Kind regards,
Added by Maggie Mac on Jul 17, 2016 8:29 AM
Caring Graver
Thank you
Just a public acknowledgment for all your help you given me since I've started.

Thank God for people like you! It takes me what seems to be forever to learn and then to implement what Ive just read....Oh my

Cant express how much I Appreciate Your help. I finally got the link up on my profile page. I will have to edit it again. But it is up now! And all thanks to you.

I truly am blessed with good people that can help me with this site.
Added by Caring Graver on Jul 16, 2016 12:51 PM
Rickey "Rick" Boult
Thank you so very much for the transfer of Floyd BOLT.

Rick B.
Added by Rickey "Rick" Boult on Jul 11, 2016 11:19 AM
RE: Re: Find A Grave naming conventions
I'll just start deleting the memorials that are causing all of this confusion... findagrave does record graves but not every memorial has a picture of the marker and not every grave is marked so it seems redundant to pound this one to death. I will just remove the memorial in question so as not to cause further confusion. Then you and the other person who has a problem with the way I have it can each record your own duplicate memorials.
Added by Human on Jul 04, 2016 6:58 PM
RE: Rosa Mae Johnson
and instant duplicate when some one stumbles on her death certificate. Which is why I got the original request to change her name to Johnson! Now back to Glover... I am not really sure who I should try to please.
Added by Human on Jul 04, 2016 5:22 PM
re: Rosa Johnson
her name at the time of death was Johnson, not Glover
Added by Human on Jul 04, 2016 12:24 PM
Jodie Brown
St Michaels
Hi Rich
I have a couple hundred photos of St Michaels I haven't posted yet. I was working on Espyville. I'll check out my wrong photo and look for the right one after the weekend! Happy Independece Day!
Added by Jodie Brown on Jul 01, 2016 7:06 AM
Aunt Fran
Hi Rich, Thanks for taking the time to send an edit for Aunt Fran's memorial. I like to err on the side of being more inclusive and should probably add Pawlowski, too. Take care, Grace
Added by gracedv on Jun 27, 2016 7:48 PM
Nancy Kiel-Gravning
Boyd Kiel
Thank you for visiting my Dad's memorial.
I really appreciate it!

Kind regards,
Added by Nancy Kiel-Gravning on Jun 22, 2016 2:37 PM
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