Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Dudleys in:
 • Immortal Ten
 • Waco
 • McLennan County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Merle Hailey Dudley
Birth: Sep. 26, 1905
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1927
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Son of Tabitha and Charles W. Dudley. Merle H. Dudley is buried in the Abilene Municipal Cemetery in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.

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.

Texas Death Certificate:
Name: Merle Hailey Dudley;
Death Date: 22 Jan 1927;
Death Place: Taylor, Williamson County, Texas;
Cause of death: Rail road accident;
Gender: Male;
Race: White;
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1904;
Birthplace: (blank);
Marital Status: Single;
Father's Name: C. W. Dudley;
Father's Birthplace: (blank);
Mother's Name: (blank);
Mother's Birthplace: (blank);
Occupation: Student - Baylor University;
Place of Residence: Abilene, Taylor County, Texas;
Burial Place: Abilene, Taylor County, Texas;
Burial Date: 24 Jan 1927;
Informant: George H. Belew;
Film Number: 2114213;
Digital Film Number: 4165559;
Image Number: 2381;
Reference Number: cn 3830
Family links: 
  Charles W Dudley (1871 - 1943)
  Tabitha Dunagin Dudley (1865 - 1918)
  Charles Franklin Dudley (1891 - 1950)**
  Eugene D Dudley (1894 - 1951)**
  Harry M Dudley (1897 - 1950)*
  Merle H Dudley (1905 - 1927)*
  Merle Hailey Dudley (1905 - 1927)
*Calculated relationship
Immortal Ten *
McLennan County
Texas, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
Created by: Rajordan
Record added: Jul 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92947540
Merle Hailey Dudley
Added by: crutledge
Merle Hailey Dudley
Added by: crutledge
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Susan Hester
 Added: May. 4, 2015

- mj
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
In remembrance
- R. Korntved
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012
There are 12 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: Jane Stacy Eubanks

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service