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Merle Hailey Dudley
Birth: Sep. 26, 1905
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1927
Taylor
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: 
 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:
Immortal Ten *
Waco
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
 
 
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- mj
 Added: Jul. 30, 2012
In remembrance
- R. Korntved
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012

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 Added: Jul. 23, 2012
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