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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Hi!

A lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, I was born at 5:57 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 1992 at Holy Cross Hospital (now Salt Lake Regional Medical Center) in the East Central neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

Raised in the Granger neighborhood of West Valley City, I currently reside in the Liberty Wells neighborhood of Salt Lake City and am a proud Salt Laker.

Family history research led me to discover Find A Grave one day back in August of 2006. I subsequently joined and have greatly enjoyed contributing here since. I feel honored and privileged to be able to help document and memorialize the lives of those who came before me as well as preserve their information for future generations. It is truly a labor of love for me.

When not doing genealogical research, I'm deeply involved in Democratic politics at the local and state levels. I also enjoy reading, writing (I currently serve as a reporter for Utah Political Capitol and am a contributing writer at and the Deseret News), and listening to '70s and '80s music.

Please let me know of any corrections or additions that need to be made to one of my memorials.

As for transfers, I don't subscribe to the four-generation rule. If I've added a memorial for one of your relatives or friends and you would like to manage it, please let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you.

If you have time, please leave flowers for my grandfather, Brent Curtis; my grandfather, Norm Gibbons; my grandmother, Gae Gibbons; my aunt, Jane Brandenburg; my uncle, Marc Curtis; and my cousin, Clair Harward

Some ancestors had a magic way
Of leaving trails to climb each day
They had a goal and climbed with care
Faith gave them dreams and a home most fair
So from a land across the sea
They came to a land most promised to be
And lived their lives happy and free
They gave us freedom and a heritage great
Anchoring our souls from a cruel fate
Great thrills and joys their stories bring
Of the lives they lived and the songs they sing
God grant that I may useful be
And meet these dear ones in Eternity

- Eunice E.C. Record

My family surnames include:

Curtis, Danielsen, Jensen, Obray, Bickmore, Bradshaw, Carter, Fullmer, Eskelsen, Oldham, Brockway, Gardner, Simonsen, Madsen, Salmon.

Gibbons, Curtis, Asay, Harward, Carpenter, Wilson, Pedrick, Avery, Broadhead, Durfee, Ellsworth, Franklin, Miner, Baxter, McCleve, Meeks.

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Bev Sumpter
D Lawrence Seelye
Hi Ryan....

Larry was my brother, and a couple of corrections, if you would take the time...

DOB. 21 Aug 1954 Ft. Churchill, MB Canada
DOD. 1 Aug 2004 Salt Lake City, UT

Location of ashes...still with his daughter, they have never been buried, but are currently in Ottawa Ontatio, Canada....

Thanks a lot, and a better obituary can be found in the Halifax Herald...

Added by Bev Sumpter on Jun 30, 2016 6:59 PM
Barbara Busharis
Jesse Brockway
Hi Ryan,

I believe the Jesse Brockway you have listed in memorial #75685370 is the same Jesse Brockway who is buried in Jefferson Cemetery, memorial #115072293. Although the date of birth you listed is not identical, the death date is. Also, census records indicate that Jesse was married to Abigail Gallup until her death in 1846, and then (I don't know what year) married his second wife, Sally. He and Sally show up together in census records as late as the NYState 1875 census, when they were living with his son Ezekiel. She probably died that year; her findagrave memorial (#132008718) says her grave marker uses 1874 as the year of death, but that could have been an error if the marker was prepared some time later. Anyway, I'm almost sure these are the same Jesses. Jefferson Cemetery was recently photographed and inventoried; my mom was a Gallup, so that's the connection. Let me know if you disagree! Thanks!
Added by Barbara Busharis on Jun 27, 2016 9:52 PM
Pennsylvania Lady
Frank Leon Birrell
Thank you so much for the great photo. I appreciate all you did to get it for me.

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Jun 26, 2016 9:22 AM
SLC Cemetery
Thank you for the photos!:)
Added by ForeverRemembered on Jun 26, 2016 8:18 AM
Mina Benton
Thank you for the photo!
Thank you so much for taking time to take a photo of the headstone of Wilma Davis Wetzel! We really appreciate having the photo.
Mina and Carl
Added by Mina Benton on Jun 25, 2016 11:22 PM
Robert (Bob) Leaver
Orrin Snow
I appreciate you taking the time and putting forth the effort to do this for me.
Added by Robert (Bob) Leaver on Jun 25, 2016 4:36 PM
Esther Kinder
Terry Photo
Dear Ryan thank you so very much for the headstone picture. And thank you for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Esther Kinder on Jun 24, 2016 6:41 PM
Lynzi Coffey
Mamie Gee
Hey Ryan,

Thank you so much for taking the time to take a pictureally of Mamie's headstone. I sincerely appreciate your efforts!

Thanks again!
Added by Lynzi Coffey on Jun 24, 2016 3:15 PM
Thank you for the photos! :)
Added by ForeverRemembered on Jun 20, 2016 7:26 PM
Thank You!
Just wanted to say thanks for the transfer of William Hanson and his wife Hertha. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day.
Added by SlyLaydee on Jun 20, 2016 4:23 AM
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