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Vernon Elvis Presley

Vernon Elvis Presley

Male 1916 - 1979  (63 years)

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  • Name Vernon Elvis Presley 
    Born 10 Apr 1916  Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 United States Federal Census
    1930 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi; Roll: 1154; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0016; Image: 913.0; FHL microfilm: 2340889.
    Surnames on this page: LONG, GREENHAW, PITTS, SHAKELFORD, PRESLEY, MORGAN, COCKRELL, WHITAKER, TREANO, PENNINGTON, FLYNN, and KELLY
    Residence 1940  Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1940 United States Federal Census
    1940 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1940; Census Place: , Lee, Mississippi; Roll: T627_2042; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 41-20. - Surnames listed on this page: WEAHERINGTON, MCNEIL, SPEARMAN, HEARD, MASLEY (MOSLEY), DINSON, BROOKS, GREEN, KELLY, PRESSLEY (PRESLEY), AUSTIN, and STANFORD
    Residence 1935-1948  Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elvis Presley's Birthplace
    Elvis Presley's Birthplace
    Shotgun house in Tupelo, Mississippi; birthplace of Elvis Presley. The house was built by Elvis' paternal grandfather in preparation for the child's birth.
    Died 26 Jun 1979  Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Graceland's Meditation Garden, Memphis, Shelby, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Presley Family Plot
    Presley Family Plot
    Presley Family Plot
    Presley, Vernon Elvis
    Presley, Vernon Elvis
    Vernon Elvis Presley
    Presley Memorial
    Presley Memorial
    Presley Memorial
    Graceland
    Graceland
    Graceland is a large white-columned mansion and 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate in Memphis, Tennessee that was home to Elvis Presley. It is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehaven community about 9 miles (14.5 km) from Downtown and less than four miles (6 km) north of the Mississippi border. It currently serves as a museum. It was opened to the public on June 7, 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991 and declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland has become one of the most-visited private homes in America with over 600,000 visitors a year, behind the White House and Biltmore Estate (900,000 visitors per year). The most famous icon of the estate is the front gate, shaped like a book of sheet music, with green colored musical notes, and a silhouette of Elvis, it has come to symbolize the estate more than the mansion itself.
    Elvis Presley died at the estate on August 16, 1977. Presley, his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley, and his grandmother, are buried there in what is called the Meditation Garden. A memorial gravestone for Presley's stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon, is also at the site.
    Graceland Farms was originally owned by S.C. Toof, founder of S.C. Toof & Co., a commercial printing firm in Memphis, who was previously the pressroom foreman of the Memphis newspaper, the Memphis Daily Appeal. The grounds were named after Toof's daughter, Grace, who inherited the farm. Soon after, the portion of the land designated as Graceland today was given to her nephews and niece. It was Grace Toof's niece, Ruth Moore, who, in 1940 together with her husband Dr. Thomas Moore, built the present mansion in the Colonial Revival style
    Notes 
    • Father of Elvis Presley. He was born in Fulton, Mississippi, the oldest of 5 children. Vernon's parents were Jessie D. McClowell Presley and Minnie Mae Hood Presley. He liked music and had a good singing voice. He also enjoyed working on cars. He met Gladys Love Smith in Tupelo, Mississippi. They were married on June 17, 1933 in Ponotoc County, Mississippi. Vernon was often unemployed and worked as a milkman, carpenter, farm hand and truck driver. The family rented a house on the edge of Shakerag, an area of Tupelo. In 1948 the Presley's moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Gladys died in 1958 and Vernon remarried to Davada "Dee" Stanley, a nurse in Huntsville, Alabama, in June 1960. They later divorced. When Elvis died at Graceland on August 16, 1977, his will appointed Vernon, who had long handled Elvis' personal, non-career business affairs, as executor and trustee. Vernon died of heart failure. (bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks)
    Person ID I76705  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2014 

    Father Jesse D McClowell "JD" Presley,   b. 9 Apr 1896, Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1973, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Minnie Mae Hood,   b. 17 Jun 1890, Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1980, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F25717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Gladys Love Smith,   b. 25 Apr 1912, Pontotoc, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1958, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1933  Ponotoc, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jesse Garon Presley,   b. 8 Jan 1935, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1935, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Elvis Aaron Presley,   b. 8 Jan 1935, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1977, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2014 12:54:00 
    Family ID F25705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Davada Mae "Dee Stanley" Elliot,   b. 16 Jun 1925, Waverly, Humphreys, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2013, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1960 
    Divorced 1977 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2014 20:58:29 
    Family ID F25718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1916 - Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jun 1933 - Ponotoc, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935-1948 - Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jun 1979 - Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    3 generations Presley
    3 generations Presley
    Vernon Elvis Presley, Minnie Mae Presley And Elvis Presley.
    Presley, Vernon & Gladys Love Smith
    Presley, Vernon & Gladys Love Smith
    Vernon & Gladys Love Smith Presley

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] SSDI - Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current , Social Security Administration, Washington, DC.

      Name: Vernon E. Presley
      SSN: 245-10-1471
      Last Residence: 28716 Canton, Haywood, North Carolina, USA
      BORN: 31 Oct 1917
      Died: 10 Jan 1997
      State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)


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