2017-06-30 17:06:28 UTC
Here's a trick I found, re an obscure writer who died in 1982.
Since there was little about her in Biography in Context (and none on her husband, a Long Island sculptor), I searched in Google on her husband's name, found his address (even though he died in 1980) and searched on THAT plus her name.
That was the only thing that worked. Searching on her name plus 1982 did not. (Well, OK, adding her birth year - 1915 - DID help find the tiny entry in www.familytreenow.com, but I didn't know of that date until I found the obit, and only the obit had enough details so that I knew it was the right person. So if I'd found the www.familytreenow.com entry first, it would not have helped me find the obit.)
Just a tip.
P.S. And, to my shock, when I searched on "Hampton" INSTEAD of "East Hampton," just now, I got the 2010 obit of an artist of the same name who was ALSO born in 1915! (She was from Hampton, Virginia.)