Born: October 27, 1853, Wooster, Ohio.
Died: February 11, 1923.
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois.
Abner was the husband of Marilla Magdalene Dennis.
His family moved to Decatur, Illinois, when he was about 13 years old. As a young man, he worked as a machinist.
He graduated from Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois, in 1878, and served pastorates in Normal, Washburn, Petersburg and Springfield, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Covington, Kentucky; and San Antonio, Texas.
He was also an active evangelist, attending meetings in Boston, New York City, Minneapolis, and other major cities.
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