| Jesse Garon Presley |
|Name(s)||Jesse Garon Presley|
|Date(s)||January 8th, 1935|
|Location|| Tupelo, Mississippi
Jesse Garon Presley was the twin to the famous singer, Elvis Presley, and the son of Gladys and Vernon Presley. He was born January 8th, 1935 in his parents' home in Tupelo, Mississippi. His death was one of the biggest tragedies Elvis Presley was sad to ever have to go through; despite never meeting him outside of the womb, or after birth, Elvis describes their bond as inseparable. He even credits some of his original music and talent to his brother. Although stillborn, he made a huge difference on Elvis, and in turn, the music industry itself.
Jesse Garon Presley was a stillborn baby. After birth, Jesse was placed in a shoe box while his mother, Gladys, gave birth to his twin, Elvis. Gladys became ill after the births and was sent to the hospital, but soon after, Jesse was buried by Vernon and Gladys Presley in the shoe box, in Princeville Cemetery on the East side of Tupelo. His grave was left unmarked.
He died a stillborn baby, meaning that he was born without signs of life. Typically, still born babies die between 20 to 28 weeks of development in the womb.
Elvis Presley created a gravestone at his mansion, Graceland, for his twin brother Jesse. His body was never found or relocated.
During the birth of Elvis, after the birth of Jesse, neighbours in the area came in their home while Gladys was giving birth to pay their respects to Jesse Garon. And although Jesse was buried in an unmarked grave without an official funeral, there was still a memorial held at the cemetery he was buried in.
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