Searching for Charles William Cooper, b. Jan. 1876/1878 in Knox Co. Missouri and his last known whereabouts are the 1942 WWII draft registration. He was in East Chicago living at 3920 Evergreen St. He is also found on the 1940 Census in East Chicago with wife Rebecca living 3505 Block Ave. He'd be about 66 yrs. old in 1942, so he could have lived up until the 1960s or later.
I'd like to know if there is a death index for Lake Co. ? Or city directories online ? I'm just trying to find when he died and where he is buried.
Also, is is fairly common for folks that lived in Lake Co. to have actually died in Cook Co. IL at a medical facility, or were there several hospitals in Lake Co. near East Chicago that they could have went to ? I'm just looking for what direction to go to find him.