Elvis' Father Vernon Elvis Presley was born on April 10, 1916 in Fulton, Mississippi to Jesse (1896-1973) and Minnie Mae Hood, 'Grandma Dodger' Presley (1890-1980).
Gladys sister Clettes married Vester, Veron's older brother. Few know it, but in the beginning, their roles were reversed. Vernon, eighteen months younger, originally dated Clettes, 'Yeah', recalls Vester, 'I dated Gladys a few times and Vernon dated Clettes. As I have always told you, I was too wild, in those days.
So, Gladys quit seeing me and we quit seeing the Smith girls for awhile.
Gladys would hide her real age for much of her life.
In her book, Elvis and Gladys, Elaine Dundy says 'Impetuosity and impulsiveness played a large part in Gladys make up.
In any case obviously none of the men had any idea of how a bank operates to prevent such fraud.
Great pressure was put on Orville Bean by the community of East Tupelo to show leniency toward the offenders, to no avail. On January 4, 1938 only two bonds were filed for Travis and Lether Gable. So it was inevitable that on May 25 1938, Vernon, Travis and Lether were sentenced to three years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for forging the check.
Then, Vernon started dating Gladys and soon there was only one object of his affection - Gladys.
On June 17, 1933, Gladys Smith and Vernon Presley eloped and were married in the County of Pontotoc, where Vernon was not known, both lying about their ages. While Gladys was of legal age Vernon was not at age 17.
About the end of June 1934, Gladys knew she was pregnant.
Some time around her fifth month she was sure she was having twins - she was unusually large, could feel two babies kicking and had a family history of twins on both sides of the family.
Vernon had sold Bean a hog and received for it, a check for only - a sum much less than he had expected.