A couple of maps I created using official SPC Tornado Death statistics. The first map is the total number of tornado deaths by state from 1950 thru 2016 (a 67 year period of record). In 1950, technology for detecting tornadoes and warning the public was primitive when compared to today.
Just something I created using the SPC Historical Severe Weather Database Browser (Online SeverePlot 3.0)
ALL EF4 & EF 5 Tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia 1950 thru 2015.