The Washington Death Certificate Index: Alex L. Anderson, died 30 April 1929 in "Ferw" (probably "Fern") Prairie, Clark County, WA, age 83 years, 5 months and 20 days.He was married to Anna Anderson.Father was Peter, mothers name unknown.
As to his obit, in the event you are told none was found:
First, obits back in that time period were not as common as today, unless a person was rich, famous, infamous or had died to a newsworthy accident or homicide. A true obit was written by a reporter.Many family members did not want to pay for an in-depth notice for many reasons, cost, the member didn't live in the area long enough, people that would have known they died-probably did, etc. Other reasons were for the age of the person.If they were elderly, had few living friends, or no friends in the area, obits were not written.There could be a funeral notice, but it wasn't much more than an advertisement for the funeral home. --Also remember this period of time, 1929, the depression hit on Black Tuesday, in October. --In this case, he had lived in Goldendale, then in Oregon and "apparently" moved back to Washington.Was there a family member with whom he may have been living?Or, as in some cases, just happened to be driving through or visiting, possibly one of his children?
Now, with that said, The Washington State Library has a free research service, the ask-a-librarian program, where they will look for information in the archives, in this case the newspaper microfilm for an event, such as an obituary.They will look up to an hour and send you the results.Contact them at: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspxhttp://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx .Depending on the amount of requests, it could take up to a couple of weeks. -If interested you can look at the catalog of holdings at: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/microfilm.aspxhttp://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/microfilm.aspx