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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
 member for 10 years, 18 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, serving as a state delegate, county delegate, precinct secretary, and Utah Stonewall Democrats board member. 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-aunts and great-great-uncles
Great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-uncles
Great-great-great-great-aunts and great-great-great-great-uncles
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Corina Eshom-Smith
Jessie Eshom
I also just noticed you manage my Grandmother's page. Jessie May Eshom's number is 27215175. I would greatly appreciate her transfer as well. There is also a lot of information I can add.

Thanks again,
Corina Eshom-Smith
Added by Corina Eshom-Smith on Aug 31, 2016 6:09 PM
Corina Eshom-Smith
Marvin Eshom
Could you please transfer my father Marvin Edward Eshom (#27215169) to me? I would really appreciate it. I have more I can add.

Corina Eshom-Smith
Added by Corina Eshom-Smith on Aug 31, 2016 6:00 PM
Leslie Hollander McVay
RE: Maxine Reid Ashby
Thank you. (:
Added by Leslie Hollander McVay on Aug 30, 2016 9:11 PM
Leslie Hollander McVay
Maxine Reid Ashby
May I have permission to copy the photo for Maxine Reid Ashby. Thank you.
Added by Leslie Hollander McVay on Aug 30, 2016 8:48 AM
Jane Bishop
Thanks you so much for transferring her memorial to me--very thoughtful of you. You have done so much for findagrave, so thank you from all of us.
Added by Lucy on Aug 28, 2016 3:56 PM
Barbara Miller
Thank you so very much for Barbara's memorial.

Sarah # 48093210

Added by Sarah on Aug 27, 2016 1:53 PM
Nancie Moyes
Anna Bertha Mace
Thank you so much for the photo. I apologize in taking so long to thank you however, I really do appreciate all your time and work you do for Find A Grave.

Thank you again.
Added by Nancie Moyes on Aug 25, 2016 4:02 PM
Rhonda Lee
Elma Winder
Hi Ryan, I'm doing research on Elma Winder. Her parents are Enos Elmer & Cornelia Crawford Winder. And I came across Alma Winder who was born the same year as Elma. My question is are they both the same child? Thank you for any help that you are able to give me.

Rhonda Lee
Added by Rhonda Lee on Aug 25, 2016 4:52 AM
D Shaw
Betty J Rowley
Thank you for your quick response in posting. I was a little disappointed that the dates were covered by the grass so I couldn't verify. Maybe in the future you could try harder to make sure they can be seen... I am very grateful for your willingness to help.
Added by D Shaw on Aug 23, 2016 5:49 PM
Beverly Smith
Marilyn Gill Mead
Thank you for Marilyn's memorial. I was her sister in law from her marriage to my brother, Jim. I have lost connection to their daughters so appreciate your Find A Grave contribution.
Added by Beverly Smith on Aug 21, 2016 10:05 AM
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