Eli Swinford Whitaker

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

The Life 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
1848–1912
Mary Louisa Erwin
1845–1928
Marriage: about 1870
Anne Franklin Whitaker
1873–1873
Amos Franklin Whitaker
1873–
Dessa Whitaker
1877–
George William Whitaker
1877–1917
Adah M Whitaker
1880–1974
Ida Maude Whitaker
1882–1969
Dessa May Whitaker
1885–1930
Ulysess Edgar Whitaker
1886–1968
Earl Monroe Whitaker
1888–1969

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1870
Ohio, United States
children

(9)

    Anne Franklin Whitaker

    Female1873–1873Female

    Amos Franklin Whitaker

    Male1873–Male

    Female1877–Female

    George William Whitaker

    Male1877–1917Male

    Female1880–1974Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

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.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ or hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘cultivated land’, as for example Whitaker in Lancashire and Whitacre in Warwickshire (both ‘white field’) or Whiteacre in Kent and Wheatacre in Norfolk (both ‘wheat field’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eli Whitaker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eli Whittaker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eli S Whitaker in household of Margret Whitaker, "United States Census, 1870"

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