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Ryan D. Curtis (#46858513)
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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 Millcreek, West Valley City, Murray, Cottonwood Heights, and Kearns, a lifelong dream came to frution on May 12, 2014, when I moved to Salt Lake City. I presently reside in the Liberty Wells neighborhood ó a place my ancestors first made their home in 1914.

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, the Deseret News, and Building Salt Lake), and listening to '70s and '80s music.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, belonging to the Wells Ward, Salt Lake Granite Stake (formerly the Belvedere Ward, Salt Lake Wells Stake; and Jordan North Second Ward, Salt Lake Jordan North Stake).

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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Peggy Cassady Harris
Barry Egbert
Ryan, I found your entry for Barry Egbert today, are you related to him and if you are do you by chance have a photo of him? He is a 2nd cousin of mine, though we had never met. I am working on a book of Roswell Parker descendants and almost finished. Am trying to find photos of any Parker descendant I can. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Peggy Harris
Added by Peggy Cassady Harris on May 22, 2017 7:33 AM
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Sr M. Berenice (Eugenie) Bruneau

Added by RememberThem on May 21, 2017 8:06 PM
Allan Wenzel
Hi Ryan,

I'm a Curtis descendant. There's a problem with your Isaac Curtis memorial. There were two Isaac Curtis individuals. One was the son of William and Sarah Eliot, and the other the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Salmon. Both Isaac's married women named Hannah. The Isaac married to Hannah Polley is Williamís son. The Isaac who had the son James (1690-c1748) was the son of Thomas. Williamís family is the Massachusetts line and Thomasís is the Connecticut line.

Williamís Isaac was born July 22, 1641 and would be the Isaac who died July 15, 1712.

Thomasís Isaac was born circa 1647 and is documented as dying May 11, 1725, at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He left a will identifying his two children and three of his grandchildren.

Iím not sure to whom the birth date of June 17, 1658 belongs to, but if itís recorded in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts records then it belongs to the William Curtis line.

Hope I clarified this.

Allan Wenzel
Added by Allan Wenzel on May 07, 2017 11:31 AM
William Cannon Fyffe
Thank you very much for the speedy edit on William's memorial page. I appreciate it.
Added by JMM on May 06, 2017 1:22 PM
Carol L.
Thank you Ryan for the transfer.
Added by Carol L. on May 03, 2017 5:34 AM
Michael Towers
Harriet Walter Odin Kellogg
I noticed that you maintain the Rev. William Walter memorial. I have a memorial to Harriet Walter Odin Kellogg, granddaughter. Her mother, also Harriet, is listed in the The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011 as a daughter of the Rev. Walter.

Find A Grave Memorial# 80168711

The Rev. Walter's memorial does not list a Harriett, so wanted to check with you.

Added by Michael Towers on Apr 29, 2017 4:45 PM
Thank you
Thank you very much of the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by Brooks on Apr 28, 2017 2:04 PM
Esther Kinder
Andy Funk
Thank you so very much Ryan.
Added by Esther Kinder on Apr 27, 2017 8:53 AM
Bruce Gillett
Hal Kremkow, 75325110

Thanks for the transfer! Bruce
Added by Bruce Gillett on Apr 27, 2017 5:32 AM
Jacquie Demsky Wilson
Frances Greenwood
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Jacquie Demsky Wilson on Apr 25, 2017 3:48 PM
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