I have been searching for information on a female relative, and have been unable to find anything about them after their divorce from the family in the 1920s.
I just know their married name from their second marriage (but not their spouse's name) and so far have had no clear hits on any marriage records as the name combination is common and I know when and where they are buried. So I have been trying to work backwards and find their death certificate hoping to find the name of their spouse or another family member with the hope of finding information her and her descendants.
I have so far been unsuccessful to obtain it through multiple requests to find a death certificate through the state (IL) vital records office in which they are buried, and the state has sent me a letter they basically have no further information. Leading me to believe they may did not die in the county they were buried or any of the near-by counties. I am not clear what, if any, permanent paperwork is generated for the transport of a deceased individual.
Being I do not when or who they remarried and just their name at death I do know of any other areas to search. As well there are several dozen individuals of similar age and name found living across the country when I looked broader due to the commonality of the name. I did check her parents census records following time period and she was not listed living with her parents.
I have also used Archives.com and Newspapers.com and others to try to find a marriage, divorce, or obituary record for her but have so far been unsuccessful for the individual. All local newspapers from that time are on one of those two sites for the time period. I have also so far not been able to locate them post marriage in any public tree or database I have checked, but know they had children in their other marriage(s) as well but know nothing about them. (Thus one reason searching)
I also know the individual I am seeking is the proper grave due to first hand knowledge of where they were buried from a relative that attended the funeral (but they were young at the time) and the location of the grave marker has been confirmed on FindAGrave.com with a successful photo request of where the above mentioned persons remember them being buried with their married name. They recall few details about others at the funeral and didn't know anyone there but their dad (the target individuals ex), who died in the early 70s themselves. I've also asked other relatives of that individual and they didn't get any more detailed version of the story or details about the person 40+ years ago.
The person fulfilling the photo request also stated that the cemetery had no further information on file about the burial other than the dates of the burial, lot, and location. The names of the adjacent graves appear to be random and not necessarily a family plot, but they did have family in the surrounding area.
They died in 1952 (in their 40s) and do not appear in the Social Security Death index under their maiden, mother's maiden, or either of their married names. I also know they themselves were not in the military so it is unlikely they died over seas.
The Question: I am looking to find out what other sources might be useful for finding out where they actually died so I can seek out a death certificate.
Note: I am seeking other avenues of finding out more about them too, but this is just one avenue I have been successful with in the past. So looking for an answer to the specific question.