According to Elizabeth McCauley Carver, Elvie had a heart attack on a plane going to Idaho [could have been to Spokane instead of Idaho]. The plane made an emergency landing in Arizona and Elvie died in a hospital there 2 or 3 days later. No further details are known.
Date of death, name & place of cemetery and marriage to Bernice Gamble are from a cemetery transcription at Interment.net. It's likely the record is for this Albert Hankins as the birth date is almost the same [16 Oct 1882 instead of 17 Oct 1882 which was the date his nieces gave] and we know he lived in Spokane, Washington.
• 1900 United States Federal Census, Lee Hankins household, Hopkins County, Kentucky 1162: Elvie was living with his parents in Dalton. He was listed as Albert El Hankins, son, age 16, born Oct 1883 in Kentucky, working as a farm laborer.
• Occupation: Elvie worked at St. Bernard Coal Company in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was working there at the time of his marriage on 16 Jun 1901.
• Residence: 1902 1903, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. According to items in the Earlington Bee on 3 Apr 1902 and 18 Jun 1903, Elvie was living in Kansas City, Missioui.
• Travel: According to 2 items in the Earlington Bee [18 Jun 1903 and 23 Jul 1903], Elvie was visiting friends and relatives in Hopkins County from Kansas City from 18 Jun 1903 to 21 Jul 1903. There was no mention of his wife, Ella, who had joined him in Kansas City in April 1902.
• Residence: 1904, East St. Louis, Saint Clair County, Illinois. From Earlington Bee, 7 Apr 1904:
• Occupation: Elvie worked as a Railroad Brakeman in Hopkins County, Kentucky. From Earlington Bee, 30 Mar 1905:
• Residence: 1905, Nortonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. From Earlington Bee 25 May 1905:
• 1910 United States Federal Census, Dick S. Garrison household, Reno County, Kansas 1834: Elvie was listed as a roomer living in Hutchinson with Dick Garrison and his wife. He was listed as Albert Hankins, age 26, born in Kentucky, working as a railroad brakeman. Garrison also worked for the railroad.
• Residence: 1910, 116 East 4th Ave., Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. 1834
• Photo: Elvie & Jimmy Hankins, ca. 1918.
• Photo: Hankins Brothers: John, Perry & Elvie, ca. 1920.
• 1920 Not Found in Census:
• Occupation: Elvie worked for the Oregon Short Line Railroad in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho in 1922. 1831,1836 According to a clip from the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho about the Red Cross fund raising drive: "A. E. Hankins is in charge of the campaign among employes [sic] of the Short Line." His marriage announcement in 1921 noted that he worked for the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
• 1930 United States Federal Census, Albert E. Hankins household, Park County, Montana 1837: Elvie and his wife, Harriet were living in Livingston City with Harriet's daughters, Harriet & Maryetta Massey. Elvie was listed as an insurance salesman, age 47, born in Kentucky. He is listed married for the 1st time at age 34 but that is incorrect as he was married in 1901 at the age of 19.
• Residence: 1935, Park County, Montana. 1838 Elvie and Harriet lived in Livingston, Park County, Montana in 1935.
• 1940 United States Federal Census, Albert E. Hankins household, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 1838: Elvie and Harriet lived at 2216 W. 1st Street where they paid $45/month rent. That was probably an apartment building as seven other households lived at that address.They lived in Livingston, Park County, Montana in 1935. Elvie worked for Health & Accident Insurance Company as a supervisor. He was listed as age 57, born in Kentucky. He completed the 8th grade.
• Residence: Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. 1839 Elvie lived in Spokane for many years. He was living there in 1944 (according to his mother's obituary) and in 1956 (according to a letter written by his brother, Jimmy) and at the time of his death in 1959.
• Occupation: Elvie worked as an Insurance Salesman. 1837
• Marriage Fact: Elvie was married approx. 7 times but had no children.
Elvie married Ella EDMONDS on 16 June 1901 in Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky.1830
• Wedding Announcement: Earlington Bee, 27 June 1901, Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Edmonds-Hankins
• Newspaper Clipping: Earlington Bee on 3 April 1902 in Earlington, Hopkins County, Kentucky Mrs. Ella Hankins, who for sometime past has been bookkeeper for the firm of J. M. Victory & Co., has gone to join her husband in Kansas City, Mo., where he is employed in a power house. We trust they may be successful and contented in their new home.
• Wedding Announcement: Clipping from unknown newspaper. 1831 On December 24th, 1921, at Caldwell, Idaho, Mr. Albert E. Hankins and Mrs. Harriet E. Massey, both of Nampa, Idaho, were united in marriage. Mrs. Hankins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ellis, of Jerome, and is well known and popular here.
• Residence: 1922, Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. 1840 Elvie and Harriett were living in Nampa in December, 1922 according to an item in the Idaho Statesman.
• Newspaper Article from The Idaho Statesman in Boise, Ada County, Idaho on 26 December 1922: "Mr and Mrs. A. E. Hankin [sic] stopped a day with Mrs. Hankin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ellis, while en route from Kentucky to their home in Nampa. The two small daughters returned with them." 1840
• Residence: 1930, 104 North E Street, Livingston, Park County, Montana. 1837
Elvie next married Ethel May ALVORD, daughter of Frank ALVORD and Katherine KLECKNER, on 1 August 1948 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.1832 (Ethel May ALVORD was born cal. 4 May 1895 1841 and died on 30 December 1948 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 1842.)
• Wedding Ceremony: 1 August 1948, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. The wedding ceremony was performed by Paul Calhoun, clergyman of the First Presbyterian Church of Spokane. Witnesses were Evelyn and C. D. Downey. [Location where the ceremony was held was not noted on the marriage certificate.] 1832
Elvie next married Bernice JACKSON, daughter of James C. JACKSON and Fannie STURTEVANT, on 1 July 1951 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.1833 (Bernice JACKSON was born on 28 February 1897 in Kansas,1843,1844 died on 20 February 1972 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington and was buried in Pines Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.)
• Wedding Ceremony: 1 July 1951, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. The marriage ceremony was performed by Stephen E. Ayers, Chaplain, United States Naval Reserve. Witnesses were J. Knox and Jessie M. Henry. [Location where the ceremony was held was not noted on the marriage certificate.] 1833