Well, I guess I know now why there are no newspaper articles. I ordered the death certificate, and it says he committed suicide, at home. It also says he died from a bullet wound to the chest. Which seems like an awkward way to commit suicide to me, but I guess he managed.
He had worked at Ford, but was unemployed at the time of his death. I wonder if that's why he did it? Lots of people had been laid off and lost hope, so there were a lot of suicides due to that.
It was reported by a woman named Estella Laskey. I wonder if she ever told stories about it? I still want to know more. Like who she was; why he did it, etc.