James Patrick Tisler

17 March 1927–14 August 2003 (Age 76)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Patrick

When James Patrick Tisler was born on 17 March 1927, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Stanislaus Tisler, was 32 and his mother, Alinda Schmelzer, was 36. He lived in Detroit Ward 21, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 14 August 2003, in Salem, Marion, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76.

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Stanislaus Tisler
Alinda Schmelzer
Gertrude Tisler
James Patrick Tisler

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World Events (8)

1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 1

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Slovenian (Tišler): occupational name for a joiner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tisch ‘table’ ( see Tischler ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • James Patrick Tisler in household of Stanley L Tisler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James P Tisler, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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