In tribute to Jesse, Elvis’ middle name was Aron, however, years later he changed his name to Aaron.
While Elvis was known as being close to both his parents, it has often been reported he was far closer to his mother, who was, by many accounts, the most dominant member of the family.
The family attended an Assembly of God church, which helped Elvis develop his musical inspiration but the Presleys were by no means well off.
It has been described in a number of biographies that the Presleys required help from neighbours and government for assistance with food, and in 1938, they lost their home during which time Elvis’ father Vernon Presley was jailed for altering a cheque.
During this period, Gladys and Elvis moved in with relatives, while the young Elvis was very shy about his performance abilities and as he got older, the family continued to move around.