Francis Elmer Whiteaker

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Francis Elmer Whiteaker
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Francis Elmer Whiteaker in the 1930s
Born02 October 1875
Gays Mills, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States
Died17 April 1951
Sturtevant, Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Burial placeWood Cemetery, Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, United States
Other names"Frank"
CitizenshipUnited States
Spouse(s)Rosa Anna Fuller
FamilyHouse Whiteaker

Francis Elmer Whiteaker was the son of Francis Marion Whiteaker (1845-1933) by his wife Helen Adelaide Yule (1851-1910). He married Rosa Anna Fuller, daughter of Albert William Fuller (1851-1930) by his wife Emily Persilia Loomis (1858-1927), in 1896 and had nine children by that marriage. He had an interesting life starting out living on a farm, working in forestry, being in combat during World War I and then living back on a farm until his death in 1951.

Spelling Variations

Some spelling variants or names with similar etymologies include Whittaker, Whitacre, Whittiker, Whitacker, Whiteaker, Whitakker, Whitakier, Whitakerr, Whitaaker, Whitecar, Wetaker, Wyteacre, Whitticker, Whittiker, Whitteker, Whittacker, Whitteaker, and Whiteker, and about 95 others. The correct way to pronouce this name is: wahyt-acre and not wit-a-ker. It is commonly mispronounced by American descendents. There are many Whiteaker lineages from England not to be confused with his lineage. This lineage descends from the Lords of Nether Whitacre.


In 1910 when Francis Elmer Whiteaker in his mid thirties he worked as a Millright at a local lumber mill in Flambeau, Rusk, Wisconsin, United States. [1] In 1917 he was drafted into the Military and served in World War I from 1917 to its close. [2] He used the money he had earned in the Military and from his previous job in order to buy a farm in the 1920s. By 1930 he was the proud owner of his own completely paid for farm and worked as his own boss.[3][4]


Francis Elmer Whiteaker married Rosa Anna Fuller (1879-1942), daughter of Albert William Fuller (1851-1930) by his wife Emily Persilia Loomis (1858-1927), in 1896 and had six children by that marriage:

  • William Clarence Whiteaker (1899-1972)
  • Mae Milinda Whiteaker (1901-1968)
  • Ralph Virgil Whiteaker (1903-1976)
  • Florence Edna Whiteaker (1910-1910)
  • Marion Lyle Whiteaker (1913-1973)
  • Glenn Elmer Whiteaker (1917- 1996)


Francis Elmer Whiteaker died on 17 April 1951 in Sturtevant, Racine County, Wisconsin, United States and is bured in the Wood Cemetery Tomah, Monroe County Wisconsin, United States.


  1. Year: 1910; Census Place: Flambeau, Rusk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1732; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0228; FHL microfilm: 1375745
  2. United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  3. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  4. Year: 1930; Census Place: Byron, Monroe, Wisconsin; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0004