When entering our search criteria in the search box on an online historical newspaper site, we often focus primarily on the name of the target person. We might also search for an event, or a location or an address. or combine these with a name.
I offer you some additional ways to hone in on target person articles, and this is to use keywords in your search criteria. Here are some examples that are should be considered, that if used will get you more and better results:
If you are searching for obituaries, add the keyword "beloved" or "beloved son" or "beloved wife" etc. The word beloved is used frequently in obituaries. So, entering these keywords plus the surname may focus in on obituaries.
These examples are especially useful for genealogical research, but should be useful for other pursuits.
There are likely many more examples. Try adding keywords - you will be glad you did.