When you post, post the name of the person on whom you seek information. It is a lot easier for experienced volunteers to research the person. I looked at your other postings to see if there was a connection to another posting, there was not. But when you post, also identify time-frames, dates of birth, etc.
For this post, you identified "died out of the State of Oregon," does that mean the accident was not in Oregon? If so, identifying the name and location of the accident/death, might also bring up other information.
--If you are using the Social Security Death Index to identify his "last residence," the "last residence" on the SSDI is NOT necessarily where a person actually lived or died.
The cemetery in Parkdale:http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=39...
I have found many of these having names of family, some even with obituaries.
To find a local newspaper, I use:http://search.yahoo.com/web/advanced?ei=UTF-8&fr=allthew...
enter the name of the town and state in the "Exact Phrase" area, then in "all of the words:" enter "newspaper."
You can do the same to find genealogy groups in a county, entering the name of the county, then the word "genealogy."
a listing of three local papers. BUT, a lot of newspaper offices don't make copies of obituaries. You'd have to post a request for a local person to obtain it. Some local libraries do under the "ask a librarian" program. Some don't.
"Latest obits in Parkdale:http://orobits.tributes.com/browse_obituaries?city=Mount+Hoo...
Since you didn't identify a year, you might have to use the search for the entire database.
Suspecting this person was younger, I find a
Christopher James Merrill, 1983 to April 2008, age 24. He was my best located, but his death was identified as being from a fall.
---A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, in Parkdale Community Church for Christopher "Chris" Merrill, who died April 13 of injuries suffered in a fall at age 24.
---Christopher Merrill was born Aug. 27, 1983, in Portland. He moved to Hood River as a child and then lived intermittently in Gresham, Parkdale and Boring. Most recently, he was a millworker in Stevenson, Wash., and a lift operator at Cooper Spur.
---Survivors include his father, Jim; legal guardians, Jeri and Larry Rector; sister, Alyssa; brothers, Jimmy Rector and Eric Rector; and grandparents, Katherine Merrill, George and Aimee Woodruff and Dean and Gilda Rector.
---Remembrances to the Hood River Valley High School Music Department.
---Arrangements by Anderson's in Hood River. OBITUARIES B5 B4
Juan Lachino, 36, 1977-death in 2013.
David Muschaweck, 1952- May 2001, age 49
Martin Rush, 1950-2001, age 50
Stephen P Shoaf, 1958-2004, age 45