Mike died from suicide. He came into a restaurant drunk and argued with his wife Leora and shot himself in front of her. This is according to a Coroner's report in Macoupin Co, Illinois. The children Velma, Charles (sometimes called Carl) and Emil were raised by Leora's second husband Leroy Alfred Palmer a carnival barker. The children took on his last name. Charles or Carl, is my cousin's real father. Her name is Joyce Ann Palmer and was raised by Carl's aunt and uncle Martin and Eleanor Faulstich for one year. After which, her real mother Lorine Emily Lacy Jones married again and got Joyce Ann back. Joyce Ann was adopted by Lorine's husband Harold Lockwood Jones and took his last name. Joyce is alive and would love to speak to someone from her real dad's side of the family. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want more info on Joyce.