2021 update: Great news, I received the my latest blood work results and my doctor says that I am in complete remission. Only one year after going through a stem cell transplant, chemo, and a three week hospital stay. I have plans to continue working on my family tree, as of Oct 2021 I have connected over 20,000 relatives. Along the way I have found some large branches, some stray ones, a few twigs and a lot of nuts.
Born on August, 3 1968 at Alvin general hospital in Alvin, Texas. He was born one month premature and came out breech. He had a happy childhood growing up in Alvin, Houston and Sheldon Communities. He excelled in sports, playing baseball, football, basketball, and running track. After graduating from C E King High School in Houston, Texas, Dennis earn a scholarship in Chemistry at San Jacinto Junior College. During this time, Dennis work at Big Chief Supermarket where he became a Manager at the age of 19. After Graduating with an Associates of Arts degree from San Jacinto College, Dennis moved on to attend Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He attended classes there for five semesters before returning home to take a break and reassess his goals in life.
Dennis worked hard that spring and summer and decided that he should return to the air-conditioned halls of academia. He returned to working at the grocery store and returned to San Jacinto College to fill in any gaps in his education with the primary goal of going to the University of Houston.
During this time, Dennis had applied for several higher paying jobs at chemical plants in the Pasadena and Baytown area. Through the help of a family friend, he was able to get hired by Ethyl Chemical Corp. in their Quality Control Lab. There he managed to earn more money and he was able to move out of his childhood home by age 23. While the work at Ethyl (Which later became Albemarle Chemicals) was steady, shift-work didn't really agree with him and he found a way to adjust his schedule so that he could enroll at the University of Houston as a part-time student. By taking two classes a semester, year round, Dennis was able to earn his Baccalaureate Degree In English Literature with a minor in Chemistry in May of 1999.
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Dennis is 20 degrees from Marie Curie, 36 degrees from Svante Arrhenius, 20 degrees from George Beadle, 21 degrees from Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 25 degrees from Lawrence Bragg, 19 degrees from Pearl S. Buck, 19 degrees from Sinclair Lewis, 24 degrees from Guglielmo Marconi, 21 degrees from Albert Michelson, 22 degrees from Gerty Cori, 16 degrees from Roger Sperry and 21 degrees from Chris Ferraiolo on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.