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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 only human and I make mistakes; so any Edits or additions are gladly welcomed. ^_^

For transfers of memorials I manage,
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".

For corrections/additional facts for a memorial,
see here: Corrections
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial. Recent changes make it a lot easier 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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glenda (contributor #47305349)
RE: Military Headstones
Thanks, Rich. I will send you link to my father-In-laws when it is engraved and a photo posted (LOL - may take awhile). He was in AFS - WWII and in US Army - Korea. We have had both listed on his stone. He is inturned at Quantico with upright stone.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Apr 30, 2016 12:17 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Military Headstones
Hey, Rich, Do you know of any stones where the American Field Service is designated on a military stone? I've looked and searched and can't find any. We are just wondering how it is usually designated. THANKS! -glenda
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Apr 29, 2016 10:21 AM
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John C. Liddle
I just posted a picture for John C. Liddle, and his wife.

There grave stone was behind a huge monument I couldn't get fit behind. As you can see it is taken at an angle.

I don't have a program to crop the picture from the memory card.
If you don't like it, please delete it.

If couples are together I take them both together. Im going to start a virtual cemetery with spouse of veterans…. So many are not document with there spouse's. Ive come to notice as I photograph the cemeteries.

Spouse's are a strong force of support for these veterans. I growing up with my father in the Navy for 20 years and my own husband for 24 years. Being a spouse of a veteran takes a special person! Not everyone can do it. And, I know this from experience of other veterans spouses.

Well, thats why Im here. The clean up woman ;o) and happy to do so.
Added by Caring Graver on Apr 29, 2016 9:41 AM
Caring Graver
Your Samuel Mahannah is posted. Some of these old grave stones are a challenge to read, but Im up for it!

Best of luck finding veterans! This is my interest also.
Added by Caring Graver on Apr 29, 2016 6:33 AM
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Samual Mahanna/Mahannah
Hello Rich,

I'm recording Oakwood Cemetery and as I find the markers, Im trying to post pic.

Im in the process of recording 3 cemeteries depending where I pick up my grandkids.

I have a pic of Civil War grave stone of Samuel MAHANNAH
He is with CO B 76th PVI.
Think he is one of your Samuel Mahanna
Let me know if you would like me to upload the pic.
Added by Caring Graver on Apr 28, 2016 5:45 PM
RE: James Cunningham
That's terrific. Thank you so much - I truly appreciate it. Take care.
Added by kellybean on Apr 22, 2016 7:45 AM
PJ Willis
O'Brien in Maple Grove
That is such a nice way of saying I made a duplicate - "site hiccup." I deleted the one. Thank you.
Added by PJ Willis on Apr 16, 2016 4:19 AM
RE: Emmett Mohr
Well, that's a wonderful thing you're doing. Thanks for all your work!
Added by Sue on Apr 13, 2016 11:19 AM
Maude McGinnis Toddy Ireland
Hello. Re. your suggested correction for her last name, this is my Great-Grandmother; she was first married to Riley Toddy, then F.Ireland. Is there a better way to list both married names? I want her to be searchable with both. Thank you!
Added by M.T. on Apr 13, 2016 7:14 AM
Thank yo for the info about Emmet Mohr. William was married to my great-aunt Myrtle. I won't get to my computer 'till layer today so can't see the message on Ancestry just yet..maybe you said there, but are you related to the Mohrs? I never met William. Aunt Myrtle was married a number of times.
Sue S.
Added by Sue on Apr 13, 2016 4:46 AM
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