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Fairview Cemetery

W. Doak Blasingame
10 October 1911 - 17 March 2005

Jan Edward Blassingame
15 May 1942 - 17 November 1963

Dallas Morning News
November 1963

4 Perish, 15 Hurt in 2 Accidents

PILOT POINT, Texas (AP) - Three members of one family and a college student died Sunday night when two cars collided during a rain between Pilot Point and Tioga in North Central Texas.
Minutes later, an ambulance returning from the scene of the crash was involved in a 10-car pileup within the city limits of Denton that injured 15 persons.
The Department of Public Safety identified the fatalities as:
Charles W. Ridlehoover, 34, Box 351, Collinsville; his wife, Charlene, 32; a Ridlehoover son, 10, and Jan Edward Blasingame, 21, a student at North Texas State University from Denison.
Officers said the Ridlehoover car apparently skidded out of control while traveling north on State 99 and collided with the Blasingame car's left front.
William Thomas Walker, 29, of Denison was injured and taken to Parkland Hospital in Dallas

Texas Death Certificate #75888
Cause of Death: Fractured Skull and Brain Contusion
Caused by: Automobile Accident, Head-on Collision
Where: Highway 99
Occuaption: Student, North Texas State University
Father: W. Doak Blassingame
Mother: Helen Shryock


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