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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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Robin Slater Boyd
Hi Rich
I dropped you an email that I thought you might know the answer to before I put my pics up this weekend :) Thanks! Robin
Added by Robin Slater Boyd on Aug 27, 2015 11:12 AM
John McMahon, St. Thomas Cemetery, corry
Called the church today and found there were 2 John McMahons, probably father and son. The lady gave me the dates so I've added them to the memorial and sent the BD to the other one.
Added by CABrown on Aug 24, 2015 7:35 AM
Whoops. Not sure how that happened, but thanks for catching it. Problem is that now I don't have a picture for Charles Hurlburt.
Added by CABrown on Aug 19, 2015 4:06 AM
RE: Photo on wrong memorial

Thank you for catching that. All fixed.
Added by Scout on Aug 18, 2015 4:48 AM
Barbara Goggin Brann
Kunigunde Detisch

I created this memorial the other day, and then I see that you had created a memorial for a K Dotisch. I would have just deleted mine, but I believe that there are some pending edits regarding children for her. So feel free to merge them once they come through.

Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Aug 03, 2015 8:50 PM
Kay King
PA to CA transplant?
Hi Rich:

Very observant of you, noticing where I've taken the most photos (you missed KY!). Actually, I am from KY, but in 2000 my mother and I went to PA for a Brady family reunion. I tried to hit as many cemeteries as I knew about that had burials for anyone even vaguely related to me (or some, really not related - some very distant marriage connection between lines only). That is why there are so many pix from PA. I do now reside in CA, so this is my main photo area now, though I have been known to bring back vacation photos of nothing but dead people('s burial sites)! That is how I got the Mendocino and some other northern CA cemeteries.

I note from some of the other messages that you are interested in North East, PA and the Robinsons and Breckenridges. That being the case, likely there is some very very very (vvvvvvvvv) distant connection as I have those connected to my lines also (as marriages of siblings and cousins and such).

- Kay
Added by Kay King on Jul 20, 2015 9:18 PM
David Mosier Miller
Frederick Hickernell
Thanks for the military information on Frederick.
I have added it to his bio.

David (in Akron, OH)
Added by David Mosier Miller on Jul 19, 2015 6:33 AM
Margaret Ellen Brown - Beatty Cem

Went back through my older files and found a tombstone photo for baby Margaret Ellen Brown that was taken in 2011. The caretaker and I went back over this morning and it is NOT there as of today. I put the 2011 photo on the memorial and he's doing research into why the stone is missing.
Added by MissingHim on Jul 18, 2015 8:37 AM
RE: Breckenridge/Beatty Cemetery
There was no stone found at all for Margaret, but will keep checking with the caretaker as he gave me his personal contact information. He was there working on the 10th when I went back and he had cleared out the Robinson plot and was busy working on the cemetery.

He told me one of the Breckenridge family came and removed their child from the cemetery due to the dispute over the cemetery name, and buried their infant on at their family home. All the death certificates I found, back into the 1920s called it the Beatty Cemetery.
Added by MissingHim on Jul 17, 2015 9:30 AM
Cristy Hamilton
RE: Duplicate Cemetery
How do I get the duplicate off?
Added by Cristy Hamilton on Jul 17, 2015 9:03 AM
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