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Merle H Dudley
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1905
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1927
Texas, USA

One of the ten Baylor University basketball players who lost his life in a single train/bus accident. Together they are known as the Immortal Ten.

It was because of this accident that Texas started constructing over-passes or underpasses at all places where state highways intersected with railroads. Across the United States, communities started requiring school buses to stop at all railroad crossings before proceeding.


Source:
http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/The_Immortal_Ten_crash_in_Rund_rock_texas.htm

Source: Flashback
"www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=46042"

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Immortal Ten Memorial Installed on Campus
June 22, 2007
Others who did not survive the wreck were William Winchester, W.E. Murray, Merle Dudley, Sam Dillow, Jack Castellaw, L.R. "Ivey" Foster, Bob Hailey, R.L. Hannah and James Walker.



 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles W Dudley (1871 - 1943)
  Tabitha Dudley (1865 - 1918)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Franklin Dudley (1891 - 1950)**
  Eugene D Dudley (1894 - 1951)**
  Harry M Dudley (1897 - 1950)*
  Merle Hailey Dudley (1905 - 1927)*
  Merle H Dudley (1905 - 1927)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Abilene
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Plot: IOOF Block 44 Lot 4 Space 4
 
Created by: Barton Williams
Record added: Sep 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58504668
Merle H Dudley
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Merle H Dudley
Added by: Barton Williams
 
 
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Gone, but not forgotten.
- Rajordan
 Added: Oct. 17, 2011
 
 
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