Thank you for the post. Since my original post I found out that Gussie had remarried (at least once) and became a "Davis". I checked the death cert from 1938-1945 using only the first names of Augusta, Auguste and Gussie with a birth year of 1896 with no luck. We went to visit my husband's family and in the course of many discussions it appears that Gussie was a bit of a party girl. She was born and lived in Belleville,IL but was a patient and died at Koch hospital. I strongly believe that she is buried somewhere on the grounds of the former hospital. (Evidently her family had disowned her so if she isn't at Koch she is more that likely buried in a "pauper cemetery") I have been unable to find anyone or any department that can help me with those records. I live in Florida and am totally unfamiliar with St Louis. Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions as to who to contact would be greatly appreciated!