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 Adams Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1850 and 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.
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 .