Abner K. Hollingsworth was born at Ellston, Iowa, on October 11, 1881 and died November 15, 1918 at the age of 37 years, one month and four days.
All of his early life was spent on the farm two miles east of Ellston. He attended the public schools of Ellston from which he was graduated. After graduating from Ellston High School he attended Cornell College at Mount Vernon, Iowa. Then he attended Highland Park at Des Moines and was graduated from the pharmacy department of that institution. August 19, 1906 he was united in marriage to Miss Myrtle Madigan of Holdrege, NE. They went directly to Lead, S.D., where he accepted a position as a pharmacist. They resided here about a year and a half and then returned to the old farm near Ellston to care for his aged mother and later in the same year they moved to town, where he purchased the drug store, which he has conducted successfully for the past ten years.
To this union were born two children, Abner Coleman aged nine years and Maxine Lenore, aged seven years.
The great success of his business was due to his generosity and honesty and he was one highly esteemed by the entire community. He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand and often inconvenienced himself in order to help others. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was also a Modern Woodman of America. Mr. Hollingsworth was a devoted husband and father and was so willing to do anything to add to the comfort and happiness of his family. The task was never too hard when the welfare of his family was concerned.
Besides his wife and two children he leaves to mourn their loss two sisters, Mrs. Roy Christy of Nevada, MO. and Mrs. B.W. Kauble of Ellston, as well as other relatives and a host of friends.