James Burton Whitaker

Male18 January 1875–25 October 1931

Brief Life History of James Burton

When James Burton Whitaker was born on 18 January 1875, in Richmond, Georgia, United States, his father, James Francis Whitaker, was 34 and his mother, Mary Punilla Baston, was 31. He lived in District 600, Richmond, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 25 October 1931, in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States.

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James Burton Whitaker
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Sources (8)

  • Burton Whittaker in household of James F Whittaker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • James Burton Whitaker, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943"

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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 15

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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