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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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RE: McDowell Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township
Rich. Sorry I did not get back to you last evening about the Rabers, I had company. Thankfully - today was a gorgeous day and I was able to get out to the three Amish cemeteries in Atlantic and the Unger Cemetery (which is actually adjacent to Amish Cemetery #3.

Amish Cemetery was a bust as it is on a private Amish homestead and they refused entrance to visit the cemetery or take photographs based on their beliefs. The did tell me the stones are now down to the ground, and some under the ground.

The Rabers I found are in Amish Cemetery #2. I have a complete list of burials and I photographed every tombstone in that cemetery. I will make up the cemetery if you would like to add your Raber memorials - then I can just add the tombstone photos to your memorials. Rabers found there were:

Mattie (Raber) Wengerd - born Nov 17, 1922 and died Oct 14, 2004, age 81y11m3d, wife of Enos J. Wengerd

Albert B. Raber, born Dec 27, 1927 and died Feb 2, 1951, aged 24y1m6d, husband of Martha J. Detwiler

Robert B. Raber - born May 24, 1940 and died Nov 21, 1945, aged 5y5mo28days

Then Amish Cemetery #3 (which I will also create) - this is the one adjacent to the Unger Cemetery. The Amish cemetery sits to the left of the Unger Cemetery and is surrounded by its own wooden fence. The Unger Cemetery is unfenced and in bad shape. Here are the Rabers at Amish Cemetery #3:
1 - Benjamin R. Raber born April 25, 1902 and died December 2, 1950.
2 - Irene and son, wife of B.A. Raber - dates on stone are for Irene only - born October 31, 1904 and died September 11, 1942
Now, at this cemetery the Crawford County Historical Society listed a Noah Raber, son of B.A. and Irene Byler Raber born November 9, 1935 and died December 2, 1935. I could not find an existing tombstone for him today. I do have a layout map for this cemetery that I will make-up and post you can see where they are buried. Benjamin is in grave #38, Irena and son in #39 and Noah in #40.

Added by MissingHim on Feb 24, 2017 11:56 AM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Hey, Rich - I saw a post on some one's else's page that you are taking care of your Mom following cataract surgery. How is she doing?
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Feb 24, 2017 9:29 AM
RE: McDowell Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township
Rich, am at the historical society now and found info. Samuel McDowell is buried in the Frame Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township, along with his wife, Mary Ann. Samuel McDowell died March 3, 1853 at the age of 59 years, 4 months and 25 days. His wife died May 30, 1868 aged 73 years, 10 months and 11 days.

There are two Amish cemeteries in East Fallowfield AND the Unger Cemetery. Found some Rabers listed in one of the Amish Cemeteries and will send you the information when I get home...little difficult to do on a mobile device.
Added by MissingHim on Feb 23, 2017 10:35 AM
RE: McDowell Cemetery in East Fallowfield Township
I will be going to the Society this Thursday morning, so will see what I can find for you on that cemetery.
Added by MissingHim on Feb 21, 2017 7:24 AM
Barbara Long
Alden Limber
Hello Rich,
Thank you so much for transferring Alden to me. It wasn't necessary but I appreciate it. I had been trying to find out more about him for some time. It's good to have him at rest at last.
Thank you.
Added by Barbara Long on Feb 20, 2017 12:35 PM
Carl and Judi
RE: Inez Komula
Hi Rich,
I finally heard back from my cousin regarding your Wm Pofs question. My cousin lives in Erie and was much closer to my great aunt than I was. I thought that maybe she had met or known Inez's sons. Unfortunately, she doesn't have much more information than I do.

All we know is that Inez had 3 sons by a previous marriage to Matti Heikki Pulkkinen. We think one of the sons was George but don't know the names of the other boys. We think she married our grandfather's brother, Juho Heikki "Henry" Komulainen/Komula, in about 1935...well after Wm Pofs birth.

I'm going to let you make the judgement call as to whether the Wm Pofs on Find A Grave is Inez's son and link him to her. With his mother listed as Inez Komula (on the WWII Comp form) living in Erie, I suspect that they are related, but can't confirm she's my aunt.

Sorry that I can't give you any definitive information.

Thanks for all your work on FindAGrave.
Added by Carl and Judi on Feb 11, 2017 9:41 AM
Spaceman Spiff
Your edit for Dorothy B. Bennett
Hi, Rich.
Thanks for your edit-suggestion!
Would you like me to transfer Dorothy's memorial to you? I have no connection to her.
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Jan 28, 2017 7:47 PM
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
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