The other "researcher", Shotgun, said: > Also a Mary Luce d. Portland 4 Jan 1936 per death cert #53; spouse=William. I'd try to get a copy of her obit before ordering the death cert since hopefully that would be less expensive. Here's a couple of possibilities of where to get it. Genealogical Forum of Oregon, www.gfo.org; Random Acts Gen. Kindness, www.raogk.org, choose Oregon, choose Multnomah Co. Central Library, 503-988-5123, www.multcolib.org.
Don't bother... The 1930 Census for Portland shows this person was born in 1869, married to William H."IF" this Mary was your Marie, she'd be at or over 100 at the time of this death.
I'm sure you already have all of the US Census research completed.I looked in the 1910 census also.I looked for ANY person, in Oregon or Washington, born 5 years plus/minus of 1816.No one found matching criteria.In my history of genealogy looking at the census, or records, I see so many transcription mistakes.I would "suggest" whoever transcribed her death saw 1912 when it was 1902, the center part of the "0" close enough to look like a "1", especially if they were transcribing original or even microfilmed records.If she "were" alive in 1912, she would be about 95/96, a very old age for that time period.
In 1900, she was in Marysville, Grant County. She was transcrived as Lovinia.But if you look at the name as written, it's probably Lovissa.If you look two lines up at "Madge", her date of birth is May 1900...but could a transcriber see "1911", or even "1902" when someone joins the "0's"?
Finding a burial site, as you probably already have tried is hit or miss, few cemeteries are transcribed. AND, even in a transcribed cemetery, she could be missed, or in an unmarked grave (no family, no stone). And, obituaries were not common at all for that time period, especially if she had no family member to pay for one.