Glennie F. McElroy died 17 June 1932 in Seattle, King County, Washington at age 48 years 24 days, born on 23 May 1884.She was married to Harry C. McElroy.Her father was Chas P. Cornell, born in Wisconsin; mother Sarah Brainard, born in Wisconsin.She was living at 3150 Fuhrman Ave.She was buried in the Washelli Cemetery on 20 June 1932. --Washelli Cemetery: http://www.evergreen-washelli.com/cemetery/index.htmlhttp://www.evergreen-washelli.com/cemetery/index.html
Although obituaries at this time (1932) 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. There could be a funeral notice, but it wasn't much more than an advertisement for the funeral home. 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 .
The 1930 Census for Seattle, King County, WA Harry c. McElroy, age 41, born in Washington to father born in Maine and mother born in Washington, taxi driver. Glenie (Glennie?), age 43, married at 38, born in Wisconsin to both parents born in Wisconsin. Sarah B. Macdonald (a small "c" over the "a" in Macdonald, indicating possible McDonald).Mother-in-law, age 68 widowed.Born in Wisconsin to a father born in Ohio, mother in Pennsylvania.She was a nurse in a private home. --"Possibly" also at Washelli
So, it appears that Sarah remarried at some point, and her new husband also deceased.The 1932 obit for her daughter might identify the status of Sarah.