George was born in Redlands, San Bernardino County to Manuel Mello and Maria "Gloria" Correia. Three dates can be found for his birth: 16, 19, and 23rd. His birth certificate states the 19th and lists his paternal grandmother as his mother. He was a carpenter. George was also a 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He married Louise Laura Blackburn in 1933 in San Jacinto. To this union, one son was born. He died in Hemet.