Eli Swinford Whitaker

22 July 1848–10 October 1912 (Age 64)
Adams, Green Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Eli Swinford

When Eli Swinford Whitaker was born on 22 July 1848, in Adams, Green Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States, his father, John Aquilla Whitaker, was 30 and his mother, Margret W. Pruitt, was 29. He married Mary Louisa Erwin about 1870, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. In 1910, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer in Spring Point Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States. He died on 10 October 1912, in Spring Point Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Brush Creek Cemetery, Spring Point Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Swinford Whitaker
Mary Louisa Erwin
Marriage: about 1870
Anne Franklin Whitaker
Amos Franklin Whitaker
Dessa Whitaker
George William Whitaker
Adah M Whitaker
Ida Maude Whitaker
Dessa May Whitaker
Ulysess Edgar Whitaker
Earl Monroe Whitaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1870Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 3
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Eli Whitaker in entry for Mary Louisa Whitaker, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Eli Whitaker, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Eli Whitaker in entry for Earl Whitaker and Minnie Baker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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