Remember Martin Brown's obituary from The Seattle Daily Times? It told me that Martin Brown was buried at "Washelli" - eureka! The first thing I do when I learn where my ancestor was buried is head right to Find a Grave to see if they are listed in the database. If they don't show up, I then create their memorial. Instead of clicking the "Search 85 million grave records" link, I clicked on "Search for a Cemetery" where I typed in the name, Washelli. It found two in the entire world - both were in Seattle, Washington.
Officially known as the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park and Funeral Home, it listed nearly 37,000 interments in the Find A Grave database. I was sure to locate Martin Brown's memorial, and possibly a picture there. He was not there. No problem. I created his memorial. Next, I clicked on the Request A Photo button. It then explained:
"Great News! We have 478 volunteers within ten miles of your Request A Photo location and an additional 2,074 volunteers within fifty miles."
I clicked on the Submit Photo Request button and was done.
Two days later I received an email that my photo request had been fulfilled. Two days! Thank you to volunteer Karen Sipe! Now attached to the memorial were two pictures. The first was a zoomed in picture of Martin's marker (posted here with permission). The second was a photograph of it with other markers nearby. Guess what? His wife, Lillian B. Brown was immediately to Martin's right. Now I know when she died (1970) and I can pursue her death certificate and obituary.
Here's to another great genealogy day!