Thank you very much for your kindess in responding. The information I was hoping to get was to see if Chauncey's son Frank and daughter Pamelia were alive at his death. I have had a difficult time finding Pamelia's married name and history and hoped that also would be in the Probate records. They charge a large fee -$90- to look it up by mail even when I provide them with the exact date. ;)
I never thought of the obituary but then I am not a local and do not know the papers to consult.
That is a good idea.