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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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Joel Scowden
Hi Rich - Thank you for your nice note and understanding of that date "situation" : ) You know how that goes, obviously : ) Also, thank you for your many years of service to our country and also thanks to your dad in heaven for his bravery and service in WWII.
Added by Calcat on Apr 19, 2017 12:51 AM
Melinda Trayer Nobles
RE: Sorenson Cemetery
Nice description on how to locate cemetery :)
Glad I could help.
Added by Melinda Trayer Nobles on Apr 18, 2017 10:53 AM
Ted K
Brian Scouten
Hi Rich, thanks for info. I deleted mine and put in edits for the other one.
Added by Ted K on Apr 17, 2017 3:11 PM
Jodie Brown
RE: my failing eyes
Curtain... Curtin... clearly, I am still having problems with my eyesight. Thanks for pointing it out! :)
Added by Jodie Brown on Apr 13, 2017 7:53 PM
Joel Scowden
Hi Rich : ) I got your updates and did the link. I did send you a note on Joel's birth year, though. I hope you had a chance to look at it. If your information is different than mine or if you have any additional info, please let me know. It's a little confusing on the birth year because the death cert conflicts with the headstone which also conflicts with the census records. I thought in his case that that census records would actually have been the most accurate given that someone else (obviously : ) gave the death cert information and it wasn't his wife because she had died already. His sister was supposedly born in 1835 (year on the death cert) and I don't believe he was a twin. I did add some info to the bio about this in case there were any questions, though. If you have any more thoughts on this, please let me know : ) Thanks!
Added by Calcat on Apr 12, 2017 3:07 PM
Hi Rich,

Thanks for the edits.
Added by SRGF on Apr 11, 2017 1:28 PM
Michael Livingston
RE: USAF photo of Rick Scragg
Right you are. Good thing I changed from math major to anthropology, lol.
Added by Michael Livingston on Apr 10, 2017 2:51 PM
RE: PFC Henry F Holtzhauser
Apologies for the late response - have been without internet for a bit due to moving. I had time the other day to delete the photo and was planning on uploading the correct photo next time I got a chance. I have fixed it so you can delete your copy of the photo. Thank you for pointing this out!
Added by MRB on Apr 08, 2017 2:47 PM
Melinda Trayer Nobles
RE: Sorenson Cemetery
Yes it is!
Added by Melinda Trayer Nobles on Apr 03, 2017 4:08 PM
Melinda Trayer Nobles
RE: Sorenson Cemetery
Bring up the map of Cherry Grove Cemetery. Zoom in until you see the road names. You can take Austin Hill or Cherry Grove Rd. to Sorenson Rd. Take Sorenson Road to Farmhouse Lane. It is down the lane on the right. It is an old beaten cow path of a road if my memory serves me. Hope this helps and that you can find it.
Added by Melinda Trayer Nobles on Apr 03, 2017 11:31 AM
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