John Whitaker

10 November 1832–16 January 1889 (Age 56)
Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Whitaker was born on 10 November 1832, in Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Abraham Whitaker, was 32 and his mother, Jane Jameson, was 27. He married Mary Thompson from 1858 to 1860, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Hapton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 January 1889, at the age of 56, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Whitaker
Mary Thompson
Marriage: from 1858 to 1860
Elizabeth Ann Whittaker
about 1860–1923
Mary Whittaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1858 to 1860Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 10
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 18
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

    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 (12)

    • John Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Whitacre, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Legacy NFS Source: John Whitaker - Cemetery record or headstone: death:

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