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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. A proud west-sider my family has made this area their home since 1912 I presently reside in the Glendale neighborhood.

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 Cannon Seventh Ward, Salt Lake Cannon Stake (formerly the Wells Ward, Salt Lake Granite Stake; 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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Hello Ryan,

Mrs Moore had a daughter named Ellen Doud Moore Anderson who appears to be deceased as she was not mentioned as a survivor in her mother's online obit. Her husband was Stanton Dean Anderson. Do you know anything about her?

Also, Mrs Moore's son, by Richard Gill Sr, is deceased. His name was Michael Doud Gill


Greg Windsor
Added by Greg on Jul 25, 2017 12:32 PM
Tracy Pinder
Find A Grave Memorial# 47194833
You did this memorial in 2010. His wife, my cousin, just passed and was buried next to her husband. Will you be doing her memorial? I can send you the obit and any additional info you need.
Added by Tracy Pinder on Jul 22, 2017 2:02 PM
Amy B
Re: Transfer
Thank you Ryan for the transfer :-) Amy B
Added by Amy B on Jul 17, 2017 9:45 AM
Re: Transfer
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by CRP on Jul 10, 2017 7:12 AM
Maureen M
Memorial transfer
Thank you for your help!
Added by Maureen M on Jul 02, 2017 7:49 PM
Linda Henrie
Murray Wells Whitney
Ryan, I want to let you know how valuable your work is and how much it is appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort to bring about such marvelous things as bringing families together, many are researching ancestors and this is wonderful.

I use this site everyday searching and finding answers, it is truly a blessing to us.
However I need your help, it seems a mistake has been made and I'm trying to fix it.
Murray Wells Whitney is our grandfather and he was never married to Martha Savage Morris...she lived in Oregon and was buried there as Martha Savage Morris...she was never married to Murray Wells Whitney...could you please correct this, it has caused a lot of confusion with decedents searching for ancestors and this is just one incident that bewilders us all. I'm not sure how it even got added, but you could be a great help in removing it from his page. We greatly appreciate your help with this matter.
Thank you

Added by Linda Henrie on Jul 02, 2017 12:24 PM
Joshua Henry Bates, Wanship Cemetery
Hi Ryan!

Thanks for the posting. Joshua is my uncle and I am doing extensive research on him. It is interesting that the stone shows the death date as 3 Oct 1918. The order that he was delivering to a platoon was received very late on the 3rd. The platoon was a ways out. He delivered the order of relief on Oct 4th, and was killed immediately as he entered the dugout upon returning. He only uttered "Oh!" and died. They buried hims on the spot as it was still an active battle area, then moved his body to a close American cemetery. He was much later buried in Wanship.

If there is a way to change the death date with a note about the error on the stone, that would be great.

Added by Joa on Jun 27, 2017 8:41 PM
Davis G
Photo for Clarence Giles
Thanks for adding this photo as well.
Added by Davis G on Jun 26, 2017 8:55 AM
Davis G
Photo of Genalyn Giles Cline headstone
thank you for adding the picture of my greataunt's headstone to her memorial. I try to be of service to people out here in Maryland, and really appreciate you and your nice addition to my family in Utah.
Is there some way I can help you with your research?

Davis Gardner
Asst. Family History Center Director
Pres. Howard County Maryland Genealogical Society
Added by Davis G on Jun 26, 2017 8:52 AM
Karl Shaner
Lawrence Newton Tycksen
It is stated he married a Lois Faye Smith in 1961. Who is this Lois Faye Smith of whom you speak? My curiosity is due to my Mother also being named Lois Faye Smith daughter of George Leonard Smith and Erva Jones. I am sure they are not the same person but still interested in the background of said Lois.
Added by Karl Shaner on Jun 25, 2017 5:04 PM
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