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.
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 .