What do we know about Elvis Martin?
From the 1910 Census:
He was living in Oklahoma (state), McIntosh (county), Eufaula (township).
His parents, William and Mary, had ten children in 1910, seven of whom are living.
His parents were farmers.
His parents and grandparents were born in Arkansas.
He had six living siblings: Leonard (18), Rebecca (15), Madline (13), Eller (9), Melvin (5), and Pallie (3).
All of the siblings were born in Oklahoma, except Leonard. He was born in Arkansas.
A niece, Frannie (4), was also living in the household.
Elvis (9) and Eller (9) were twins.
This 1910 census record was attached to Family Tree by Sarah Anne McKee, my great-niece.
From Find a Grave:
Elvis Martin was born on April 12, 1901.
He died on December 25, 1918.
He was buried in Fame, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.
The photo and information were attached to Family Search by Cynthia Leigh Cox.
From family stories:
Elvis died in the flu epidemic of 1918 while trying to get home.
I remember my mom telling me that he died in a bus station in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
I prefer the story my cousin Carol and my brother Karl remember. Elvis was trying to return home from Colorado to his family in Oklahoma. When he got the train, he stopped in a cafe to eat. The waitress told him he was too sick to keep traveling. She helped him find lodging for the night. When she returned to check on him the next morning, Christmas Day, she discovered that he had died sometime during the night.
Elvis was my great-uncle.
His twin sister, Ella, was my grandmother.