born at Codnor, Derbyshire in 1850, son of William & Eliza
He married Julia C. Rice, and by April 1881 they were living on the
Street, Codnor. Abner was working as an "engine tenter" at a
colliery. Ten years later, in the 1891 Census, he described
as an "engine driver", and then as a "stationary engine driver" in 1901.
shows Abner Grainger operating a studio at 7 Loscoe Road, Heanor.
Adamson (1997) suggests that these premises remained open until 1906,
and that there were additional premises at 16 High Street, Heanor, from
1904 to 1908. It also lists an "A.G. Grainger" at Wright Street
in Codnor from 1906 to 1907, although it is not clear if this was Abner.
by A. Grainger of Heanor
Format: Cabinet Card
Image © & courtesy of John Bradley
Nothing further is known about this photo.
Images kindly provided by John Bradley
1851 Derbyshire Census Index, Volume 4:1, published by the Derbyshire Family History Society
1881 UK Census - online from the LDS church
1891 UK Census - online from Ancestry.com
1901 UK Census index - online from the PRO
International Genealogical Index - online from the LDS church
Anon (1891) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland & Nottinghamshire, Kelly & Co., London. University of Leicester's Digital Library of Historical Directories
Anon (1895) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Kelly & Co. Limited, London.
Anon (1912) Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire 1912, Kelly's Directories Ltd., London.
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