Person:Melvin Grable (1)

Coach Melvin Gale "Mel" Grable
b.24 January 1938 Kansas
m. 13 April 1928
  1. Coach Melvin Gale "Mel" Grable1938 - 2008
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Name Coach Melvin Gale "Mel" Grable
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 January 1938 Kansas
Death[1] 28 October 2008 Browning, Glacier County, Montana

About Melvin "Mel" Grable

Melvin Gale "Mel" Grable was born 24 January 1938 in Kansas, the son of Floyd Melvin Grable (1905-1975) and his wife Naomi Dreher (1909-1973). Mel played baseball in High School at C.K. McClatchy High School in Vermillion, Kansas and was a 1st Baseman. After High School, Mel Grable was a minor league baseball player that played for three seasons from 1956-1958. After his baseball career ended, Mel became a High School physical education teacher and baseball coach at Orange, El Modena and Villa Park High School in Orange County, California. One of the most noteworthy players that he coached at Villa Park High School is actor Kevin Costner, who played for Grable on his team in 1973. Grable was known for his even demeanor, work ethic and was well-liked by his players, co-workers and students.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2.   Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).

    Name: Melvin G. Grable
    Last Residence: Seattle, 98116, King, Washington
    Born: 24 Jan 1938
    Died: 28 Oct 2008
    State (Year) SSN issued: California - 1953

  3.   California. State Registrar. California marriage records indexes, 1960-1985. (Sacramento, California).

    Name: Melvin G Grable
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1939
    Age: 41
    Marriage Date: 5 Jan 1980
    Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
    Spouse Name: Evelyn D Menarchik
    Spouse Age: 30
    Household Members Name Age
    Melvin G Grable
    Evelyn D Menarchik

  4.   Montana, State Deaths, 1907-2016.

    Name: Melvin Gale Grable
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 70
    Birth Date: 26 Jan 1938
    Birth Place: Kansas City, Kansas
    Death Date: 28 Oct 2008
    Death Place: Browning, Glacier, Montana, USA
    Father: Floyd Melvin Grable
    Mother: Naomi Grable
    Spouse: Terrisena Grable
    Certificate Number: 200818-007249

  5.   U.S., Baseball Questionnaires, 1945-2005.

    Name: Melvin Gale Grable
    [Mel Grable]
    Birth Date: 24 Jan 1938
    Birth Place: Vermillion, Kansas
    Graduation Date: 1955
    High School: C. K. Mcclatchy
    Position: First Baseman
    Industry: Baseball