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Willis Edwin Murray
Birth: Jul. 18, 1908
Gatesville
Coryell County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 22, 1927
Round Rock
Williamson County
Texas, USA

Son of Monroe W. Murray and Bertha Murray. Willis Edwin Murray is buried in the Gatesville City Cemetery in Gatesville, Coryell 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: Willis Edwin Murray;
Death Date: 22 Jan 1927;
Death Place: Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas;
Cause of death: Rail road accident;
Gender: Male;
Race: White;
Birth Date: 18 Jul 1908;
Birthplace: Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas;
Marital Status: Single;
Father's Name: M. W. Murray;
Father's Birthplace: (blank);
Mother's Name: (blank);
Mother's Birthplace: (blank);
Occupation: Student - Baylor University;
Place of Residence: Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas;
Burial Place: Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas;
Burial Date: 24 Jan 1927;
Informant: George H. Belew;
Film Number: 2114213;
Digital Film Number: 4165559;
Image Number: 2382;
Reference Number: cn 3831 
 
Burial:
Immortal Ten *
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Rajordan
Record added: Jul 02, 2012
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Willis Edwin Murray
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