I looked up the Clarks on the Social Security Death Index on Rootsweb.It's free online.Your grandmother is probably too old for it, but Hugh and Andrew are ages you would expect to find on it.Since I only have their first names and death year, I just got the list of people with that name who died in that year.It does not include people who used a middle initial on the Social Security Card.They are listed separately.This is an ok way to start.Here is Hugh. *************************
Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By SSN Tools Order Record? CLARK, HUGH 28 Aug 1890 Jul 1962 71 (Pennsylvania) (none specified) Pennsylvania 200-16-5527
CLARK, HUGH 21 Mar 1878 Oct 1962 84 (Texas) (none specified) Texas 459-20-3198 Social Security Death Index on Rootsweb
Here is Andrew. ********************* Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By SSN Tools Order Record? CLARK, ANDREW 25 Dec 1887 Jan 1967 79 16146 (Sharon, Mercer, PA) (none specified) Pennsylvania 172-16-3430
CLARK, ANDREW 15 Aug 1911 Jan 1967 55 (not specified) (none specified) Pennsylvania 182-07-6053
CLARK, ANDREW 03 Dec 1892 Aug 1967 74 18444 (Moscow, Lackawanna, PA) (none specified) Pennsylvania 200-16-5528
CLARK, ANDREW 23 May 1903 Jan 1967 63 29178 (Whitmire, Newberry, SC) (none specified) South Carolina 249-28-6608
CLARK, ANDREW 12 Mar 1888 Mar 1967 78-79 30139 (Fairmount, Gordon, GA) (none specified) Georgia 257-18-8629
CLARK, ANDREW 28 Jul 1920 Jan 1967 46 (not specified) (none specified) Ohio 282-09-0877
CLARK, ANDREW 10 Feb 1885 Feb 1967 81-82 92651 (Laguna Beach, Orange, CA) (none specified) Illinois 324-07-6310
CLARK, ANDREW 23 Jul 1893 Aug 1967 74 90603 (Whittier, Los Angeles, CA) (none specified) California 555-09-9737
Social Security Death Index on Rootsweb
If either your Hugh or your Andrew are on these lists, you have their birthdate, death month and year, where they died, what state issued their Social Security card, and their Social Security number.You can use that to request their social security application form or their full work record.The application form has their parents' information and a lot of other helpful records.
You can use the site if you need to search for people with middle initials.
Another great free site is the Pennsylvania GenWeb site.You might be able to find Mary Clark there.Look under Cemeteries.Durig the depression a lot of grave yards were in serious disrepair and the stones were becoming unreadable.Each state could employ groups of people under the WPA to transcribe gravestones and fix cemeteries.Usually you can get the list on the state GenWeb site.
There are also sites like Find a Grave.You can also look to see if there is an online death index for Pennsylvania, probably from the state health department.
I've had excellent luck getting death records.They have a lot of good information.I'm usually having to pay $10 for a non-official copy.They list the address, the cause of death, contributing causes, the doctor's name, the family member who reported the death, the decedent's mother's maiden name and father's name, the name of the funeral home and the place of burial.If you can afford the fee, it is good to get them.You usually contact the state's department of health, vital statistics or vital records section.Here is the website.http://www.portal.health.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596http://www.portal.health.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596
Catholic Cemeteries keep records of who is interred there.It's at the local cemetery office. But the parishes don't record funerals and death information.The diocese should have an Office of Cemeteries who have the overall supervision of cemeteries.Here is the website for the Diocese of Scranton.http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/about/diocesan-directory/officialsdiocesan-offices/http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/about/diocesan-directory/officialsdiocesan-offices/Click on Diocesan Directory at the top of the page, then click on Officials/ Diocesan Offices, and scroll down quite a ways to the Office of Cemeteries.They have an email address.If I find more on your mother, I'll post again.Be sure to post again if you have questions or run into difficulties. Sincerely, Kate