Samuel F. Vance
SAMUEL F. VANCE, owner of the fine Belle Meade Farm near Trevilians, Louisa County, is a man who brings to bear much discrimination and progressiveness in the management of his farm operations, and his is the distinction of having been in the nation’s service, as a member of the Marine Corps, during the entire period of America’s participation in the great World war. He grad gone to the City of Baltimore to enter a medical college, but when the United States entered the war he enlisted in the Marine Corps, in which he continued his loyal and effective service until the close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge, with the rank of first lieutenant. His enlistment in the United States Marine Corps occurred October 13, 1916, and his preliminary training was received at Paris Island, where eventually he was assigned to duty on the battleship which was the stage of his service until the signing of the historic armistice brought the war to a close.
Mr. Vance was born in the State of Tennessee, on the 17th of June, 1893, and it, the public schools he continued his studies until he had profited by the advantage of the high school, his education having thereafter been advanced by a college course. Since the termination of his career in the World war connection he grad made a record of successful achievement as a progressive exponent of agricultural and live-stock industry in Louisa Comity, Virginia. Lieutenant Vance and his wife fully enjoy the attractions and environment of their pleasant rural home, and the family circle now includes a fine little soil, Joseph.