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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 17 days
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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 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.

Family tree:
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Great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-uncles
Great-great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-great-uncles
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Esther Kinder
Allison Smith
Thank you Ryan. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving
Added by Esther Kinder on Nov 27, 2015 7:56 PM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Ryan.. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family.. Thank you for the transfers and I will work on them after Turkey weekend. Thanks again.
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Nov 25, 2015 8:33 PM
Just a note of thanks!
Thanks for all you do for FindAGrave. Also, I thought it was really sweet that you asked people to leave flowers for some of your relatives, and I was happy to oblige. :)

Ashley in Connecticut
Added by Ashley on Nov 24, 2015 11:57 PM
Thank You
Ryan, Thank you for trying to locate my uncles grave.
Added by demar on Nov 16, 2015 2:04 PM
Esther Kinder
Ernest Bianchi
Thank you for the transfer Ryan.
Added by Esther Kinder on Nov 16, 2015 12:48 PM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Good morning Ryan & Tank you for all the transfers. I have around 35 Crawford's in Jolley-Gifford and Hilltop Cemeteries if you would like to transfer. I have other family in other cemeteries in Washington County, Utah. I could give you a list if you are interested in transferring.
Again thank you so very much. Larry.
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Nov 16, 2015 9:03 AM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Ryan thank you for the transfers. It is my bed time here in Oklahoma and I will look at them tomorrow.
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Nov 15, 2015 9:35 PM
Thank You
Ryan, Thank you for my nieces transfer. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Kristina on Nov 06, 2015 2:03 PM
Carolee Gibb Grove
ancestors/genealogists poem
Ryan, I also noticed your ancestor poem which I liked and copied, and thought you might like to read this one I came across:

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one (or more) who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.

cargrover #47648201
Added by Carolee Gibb Grove on Nov 03, 2015 2:54 AM
Carolee Gibb Grove
Carolyn Gibb Van Orman
I accidently sent the last message before I was finished regarding Carolyn Gibb Van Orman. Please check out my memorial on her #57822551, then send me a message so we can decide how to handle the situation with 2 memorials for the same person. We both have good information, some the same, and pictures for Carolyn. She was truly an outstanding person!
I am Carolee Gibb Grove #47648201
Added by Carolee Gibb Grove on Nov 03, 2015 2:42 AM
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