His mom suffered a extreme mind damage when he was 3, and Main Haley went to a foster house with two of his sisters, whereas the oldest two siblings had been positioned in one other house.
The subsequent 12 months, he and his youthful sister, Lee Anne, had been adopted by Invoice and Carole Haley. Invoice was the supervisor of a metal mill, and Carole was a schoolteacher. It could be 15 years earlier than Michael tracked down the remainder of his brothers and sisters, Ms. Haley wrote.
Main Haley met his future spouse in school, when she was a freshman finding out accounting at Clemson College and he was enrolled at Anderson College, a small Christian faculty close by.
On the time, Main Haley glided by the identical first title as his adoptive father, Invoice. However Ms. Haley recounts in her memoir that quickly after they began relationship she instructed him, “You simply don’t appear like a Invoice.” She as an alternative selected to name him by his center title, Michael, and it caught, she wrote.
The couple encountered resistance from Ms. Haley’s dad and mom, who’re Sikh immigrants from India and wished their daughter to marry somebody with the identical faith. However in 1996, two years after he proposed, they married in separate Sikh and Christian ceremonies and ultimately settled in Lexington, S.C.