1853–1923

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Born: Oc­to­ber 27, 1853, Woos­ter, Ohio.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1923.

Buried: Fair­lawn Ce­me­te­ry, De­ca­tur, Il­li­nois.

Biography

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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