When young, Melva dated Blackie Hubford and Cardinal's player, Pepper Martin.
Melva married George Smith and was living with him in 1935 and 1940 in Thebes, Illinois. George was Melva's first husband.
Melva had been married seven times, twice to Ed Grissom. She lived for many years in Ahaheim, California before moving back to Alma, Illinois. She raised Richard (Ricky) Mansker after his parents were killed.
Married: Ralph Irwin, Carmen,
She is buried at Melrose Abbey - Anahiem, California.
↑ Dan Mansker remembers that Melva dated Pepper Martin
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Melva by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Melva: