Tisdale Family Tree

Family Tree of the Tisdale family. Created by Clarissa Cowley via Canva.
Six daughters, Florence, Eva, Martha, Magdalene, Nannie, and Ethel M. and one granddaughter, Ida Rabon, of Fred and Ethel L. Tisdale, all became ill with some form of cancer after living next to the Koppers Inc. chemical and manufacturing plant over some time.
One son, Wilberforce, came down with prostate cancer. The other three sons, Fred Jr., George, and Samuel, died of heart attacks. Fred also had lung and respiratory-related illnesses.
One grandson, James, died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of struggling with disabilities present since his birth.
Specific causes of death and death records:
Death record of Fred Tisdale. Courtesy of Magdalene Tisdale
Fredrick Douglas Tisdale
Father and head of household
Immediate cause of death was cerebral infraction, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis. Other significant conditions contributing to the cause of death was Bronchopneumonia and Diabetes Mellitus.
Thrombosis – blood clots that block veins or arteries
Atherosclerosis – disease of the arteries

Bronchopneumonia – a type of pneumonia that causes inflammation in the alveoli which is any of the tiny air sacs of the lungs that allow you to breathe, lungs don’t get enough air.

Diabetes Mellitus – effects how your body uses blood sugar or glucose

Source: Mayo Clinic

Death record of Eva Tidwell. Courtesy of Darryl Weber.
Eva Belle Tisdale Tidwell
The immediate cause of death was malignant neoplasm of breast

Malignant neoplasm – a cancerous tumor, can spread to other parts of the body beyond its point of origin. Neoplasm refers to an abnormal growth of tissue.

Source: Cleveland Clinic

Death record of Nannie Weber. Courtesy of Darryl Weber
Nannie Helen Weber
Cause of death was metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer – cancer spread from the breast to other parts of the body, classified as stage 4 breast cancer.

Death record of Ethel Mae Edwards. Courtesy of Darryl Weber.
Ethel Mae Edwards
Daughter of Fred and Ethel Lee, mother of Raymond Jones Jr.
Died from end stage renal failure.
Renal Failure – kidney failure, happens when chronic kidney disease, the gradual loss of kidney function reaches an advanced state. The kidney’s no longer work as they should to meet your body’s needs.

Source: Mayo Clinic

Certificate of Death of Ida Rabon. Courtesy of Darryl Weber.
Ida Mae Rabon
Medical cause of death was non-small cell lung cancer.

non-small cell lung cancer – a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the lung. The cells of non-small cell lung cancer are larger.

Source: Medical News Today

Death record of Pamela Rabon. Courtesy of Darryl Weber.
Pamela Rabon
Granddaughter of Fred and Ethel Lee, daughter of Ida
She died from probable arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Probable arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease – a buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on your artery walls

Source: Mayo Clinic

Death record of Raymond Jones Jr. Courtesy of Darryl Weber.
Raymond Jones Jr.
Grandchild of Fred and Ethel Lee, son of Ethel Mae and Raymond Earl Jones, Sr.
Died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
Death record of James Shelton. Courtesy of Magdalene Tisdale Davis.
James Shelton
Child of Eva Tidwell and grandchild of Fred and Ethel Lee
Cause of death was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma – cancer that had grown out of control and spread to other parts of the body.

Source: American Cancer Society