Thank you so much for the lead. I checked the site and found they are willing to do free genealogical records searches. Up to five individuals at a time. After they search those five you can submit five more.
I think its worth trying before going to the expense of requesting an original social security application.
Here's the info:
"What information must I provide?
Your request must include the following information: · First and last name of the individual · Type of record (birth, death, marriage, divorce) · Specific years you wish to have searched (or, in the case of cumulative indexes, the range of years)
If known, the following facts may help us with your request: · City or county where the event occurred or the person resided · For birth records, names of mother and father · For death records, name of husband · For marriage or divorce records, name of spouse
Requests to search for name variations, including "Inf. of" or a woman listed by her husband's name, are counted as separate searches toward our limit of five. Requests that fall outside of our search limit or scope will be returned for clarification."