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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 3 days
Staci Sexauer
RE: Stan Wakley
Hi Rich, I'd be happy to upload, but the incorrect memorial is gone. What photo did I have up, do you remember?

Added by Staci Sexauer on Sep 07, 2017 10:48 AM

Marilyn Washburn Boyles
RE: Greendale Cemetery
Hi Rick, I agree that Greendale is not represented well on Find-a-Grave and I hope to make a bit of change in that. This cemetery is huge with over 19,000 graves in Greendale alone, so it can be a bit intimidating. I photographed many headstones that were not yet on Find A Grave so added them as I went along.

I went on my first adventure there, mostly just to walk the trailhead, but my love of the old headstones has me hooked so I just took some time to take a few shots here and there as I made my way from the top of the hill down to where I parked my car. I did stop at the office and got a map and already have some idea of where I want to start. I have a list of the requested photos with me also. I would like to tackle just one section at a time as I familiarize myself with the layout of both cemeteries.

Tackling a job of this size will take some time, so I will keep my fingers crossed and look forward to my next visit there. I am a local, so I should be able to manage a few trips throughout the summer. I do however, take care of another local cemetery (Hatch Cemetery) which I run a facebook page for as well as in depth research on the people who are buried there.

If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know.

Added by Marilyn Washburn Boyles on Jun 10, 2017 2:04 PM

Julie {Palmer} Clark
RE: Getchell connection ?
Hey Rich! So great to get your messages! We're in Seattle on grandparent duty but as soon as we get home on Tuesday, I'll check both the Powell records to see if Thomas is the brother of Jesse + see if you & Jerry are related thru the Getchell connection😊 Sounds like you guys are most likely some level of cousins! It's always so exciting to connect with "family" and we're both thrilled to meet you! Promise to get back to you soon👍 Julie

Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark on Nov 06, 2016 9:01 PM

glenda (contributor #47305349)
American Field Service
A photo of my f-I-l's stone has been posted. It lists American Field Service. Thought you might like to see it. John Pealer Troxell #160622026.

Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on May 29, 2016 10:48 AM

Ann Marie Potter
From Erie to Vegas
Nice to see someone else made the great snow escape. But I do miss the trees!

Added by Ann Marie Potter on Nov 01, 2015 1:15 AM

RE: Klimczaks in Corry
No, I hadn't seen anything about the Girl in Blue till you mentioned it, so I did check it out. Sad, but at least they're back together. So they apparently never knew what happened to her?

Added by CABrown on Jun 13, 2015 1:59 PM

J Rowan
Re: Holland Cemetery
Hi Rich,
I hope to photograph the whole thing. I was up visiting last month. I only got 1/4 done right now. I hurt my knee, I will be back and get the rest this year. Jerry

Added by J Rowan on May 05, 2015 6:45 PM

Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
William T. Green
I thought that was you...I remember meeting your when we were up there for my grandfather's funeral. Thanks again for the transfer!!


Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Mar 23, 2015 1:25 PM

Marion D
RE: Nancy J. Persell Vance
I'll be happy to. And can send you images of the bible pages (where you see Persell spelling)...I just need your email.

Added by Marion D on Mar 05, 2015 10:20 AM

Cherie (De Michele) Manzano
Rater memorials
Hi, I wanted to say hello, as Henry Rater is my third great grandfather too so we must be cousins to some degree. I wanted to ask you since you're interested in genealogy too, if you have ANY information or stories or photos of Henry or Henrietta Rater. Or Salina Sylvia Rater Pratt who was married to my gg grandfather Samuel Pratt. I would greatly appreciate it since nobody else has anything on them. I would so like to try to trace back to Germany but I don't have any information about Henry or Henrietta's parents names or even her maiden last name. Thank you very much and nice to meet you! Cherie Manzano, Erie, PA

Added by Cherie (De Michele) Manza... on Jan 21, 2014 4:30 AM

Chris West
Heather-Lyn sponsored
Thanks so much!

I love her grave; it's been decorated differently each of several times I've been there.

Added by Chris West on Nov 11, 2013 5:41 PM

Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
I made the updates to the Vance/Stevenson family members buried in Licking Co, Ohio for you!

Added by Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan on Aug 20, 2013 2:37 AM

James Seidelman
Thank you...
Thanks for remembering my mother, Dorothy Seidelman on her birthday...

Added by James Seidelman on Jun 10, 2013 2:14 AM

Ron Kinney
Martha Gatchell/Forest Hill
Hi Rich,

Sorry to say that there is no way of knowing where she may be buried in A/34. It is a very large plot and the only family that I can find, which there are several, are the Thompson family.
Someone else a while back requested the same photo, but I went there again this morning, just to make sure.

Sincerely, Ron Kinney

Added by Ron Kinney on Apr 28, 2013 7:11 AM

Christine Smith
RE: Miriam Getchell
Hi Rich:

I thought I recognized the name Orrin but couldn't place it. Calvin Lumber is also in the Biographical sketch. I once did a lookup for a womanh out in Salt Lake City I believe who was related to Calvin. Chris

Added by Christine Smith on Nov 21, 2012 1:31 PM

Christine Smith
RE: Ephriam Getchell
Hi Rich:

If you don't mind me asking, how are you connected to Ephraim Getchell? I'm always curious when someone shows an interest in one of "my" ancestors LOL.

Seth Getchell was my husband's 7th great grandfather. I wrote up a biographical sketch on him in Vol 10 of Maine Families in 1790. I had little information on son Ephraim other than he was of Waterville and then the author of Maine Families helped me out. He found that Ephraim went up to the Carmel area.

It was Seth's daughter Miriam (Ephraim's sister) who is my husband's ancestress.


Added by Christine Smith on Nov 21, 2012 11:10 AM

RE: Drakes in Erie County
It was good to hear from you. I apologize for the delay but I was trying to find all my sources to give you a good answer. In the meantime, I heard from Gary Osborn and understand he's a cousin, too. We're related through the Sherman line. For Dena Drake and toward me, just log onto findagrave and follow the trail there. Going back, I found a great site on the internet:

This is all one line & watch the "caps" in the site, such as the R and then the D in Drake. Good luck and have fun. You'll also find that we're related, indirectly, to Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Gilbert Humphrey.
John E. Sherman

Added by Sherman-Thomas on Nov 19, 2012 6:59 PM

RE: Genevieve (Getchell) Vance
You are so welcome and thank you for sponsoring my uncle. While I did not really know him, Mom absolutely adored his youngest daughter, Frances, and stayed in contact with her for her whole life. Although Frances was my mom's niece, she was 7 (or so years) older that my mom. They had a very special relationship.


Added by J.Sullivan on Sep 08, 2012 6:23 PM

Linda McCuaig Martin
RE: Eliza Gatchell
The butterfly is a Red Admiral. It wouldn't stop swarming my head when I was about to take the photograph. It was having a fit darting at me. My husband kept saying it was trying to land on my head and he'd shoo it off of me. We have never had a butterfly do that before. It then landed on Eliza's headstone and stayed there for quite some time. I debated whether I should shoo it off for the photo but decided it was quite amazing that it landed on her headstone when I was photographing it. It was a beautiful butterfly but when it landed it kept its wings closed so you can't see how bold the color was.

Added by Linda McCuaig Martin on Jul 14, 2012 9:20 AM

RE: Harry & Helen Vance
Your welcome, love going to the sites and seeing their pictures posted later, i owe the other contributor an apology did not realize it had been claimed. A very distingushed looking gentleman Harry Vance.

Added by Cross-Philpott on Jul 13, 2012 10:33 AM

RE: Harry & Helen Vance

Your very welcome. I'm glad I was able to get a better photo for you. If, I can help with any other photo requests in this area let me know. I'll be more then glad to help you again.

Added by seeker on Jul 12, 2012 2:21 PM


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