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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

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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Judith Wilcox Szczesny
Fox Fuchs
Hi Rich,

Augusta is my gg-grandmother. In the family bible, she is listed as both Fuchs and the American translation as FOX. She is listed in the Pine Grove Cemetery Book under FUCHS. The gravestones we visited have FOX. They never to my knowledge ever legally changed their name. My grandmother always used FOX spelling as did her mother Elisa. I think I am going to let the Fox/Fuchs stay the way it is for now.

Added by Judith Wilcox Szczesny on Jan 29, 2015 12:47 PM
RE: Hi
I hear ya!
Added by ditdit on Jan 29, 2015 3:53 AM
Cindy Ruditis
Thank you, Rich, for the catch. I guess I really need to start drinking coffee. Maybe I'd stay awake longer. We or I need individuals to watch out for me. Thanks again. Have a wonderful day.
Added by Cindy Ruditis on Jan 22, 2015 8:36 AM
Ron Kinney
RE: Saint Gregory Cemetery, North East
Hi Rich,

For the past year or so I have been tied up with St Mary, Sheridan and Forest Hill cemeteries, here in Fredonia, Dunkirk ans Sheridan. They will be taking all my spare time for the next year or so. So, I guess I will have to pass this time, good luck and take care.

Ron Kinney
Added by Ron Kinney on Jan 16, 2015 10:12 AM
Laurie S Tokarsky
RE: Agnes Fidler Foye
Hi Rich,
That was very kind of you to be my honorary cousin !! I accept.

I have alot of military from French Indian Wars & up to Vietnam wars. Having been a Navy brat for 30 + years, Dad was a Commander in the Navy & fought in 2 wars WWII & Korea.

My husband is also in the Navy, he was a Gunners 1st mate.

Sincerely, Your Honorary Cousin Laurie :)
Added by Laurie S Tokarsky on Jan 13, 2015 2:47 PM
Laurie S Tokarsky
Thank You
Dear Rich,
Thank you for the death certificate of Agnes Fidler Foye, I greatly appreciate it !! I hope that it's OK, I added that certificate to her memorial page. if it's not OK, please let me know & I will remove it.

She was my aunt & your great aunt, OK, that makes us cousins !!!

Sincerely, Your Cousin Laurie # 47375347
Added by Laurie S Tokarsky on Jan 12, 2015 4:32 PM
Ann Marie Potter
RE: Greetings and salutations
Where did you go to high school? What do you do in Vegas? Another one made it out alive!!!!
Added by Ann Marie Potter on Jan 08, 2015 3:40 PM
Dennis R. Davis
RE: Dayton F. Davis transfer

Thanks for the Dayton Davis Transfer. I appreciate it.
Added by Dennis R. Davis on Jan 08, 2015 2:58 PM
Dennis R. Davis
RE: Dayton F. Davis
Hi Rich and thanks so much for the offer. To the best of knowledge, Dayton is not related to me but I do have a large data base of the Davis Family and would be happy to take him off your hands. Thanks again. I appreciate it and Happy New year to you and the family.
Added by Dennis R. Davis on Jan 07, 2015 10:43 AM
Jim Ellickson
Leo Ellickson
Thanks Rick for sharing his Navy service.
Added by Jim Ellickson on Jan 05, 2015 6:07 PM
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