Abner Johnson

Abner Johnson was born about 1862 and died July 7, 1941 at the age of 80. He was married to Clara Johnson, born 1868.

The 1930 Carter County Census lists his daughter, Clara Johnson Lawe (Lowe?) born 1909 and son-in-law Garland Lawe (Lowe?) born 1900.
Also listed in Abner Johnson's household is Matline Lawe (Lowe?)

"These pictures were given to me by Ted and Loretta Evans of Olive Hill.
They originally belonged to Ted's father Vern Evans.
Vern was one of the first people in Olive Hill to own a camera.
His camera mounted onto a tripod and was operated with a cloth hood.
With the aid of his horse and cart he would visit local events and family reunions in the Olive Hill area,
offering people the option to purchase a portrait of themselves or their family.
Later Vern Evans opened a barbershop in Olive Hill (Vern Evans Barbershop) located on Main Street,
opposite the corner of the Post Office (when Main Street contained business on both sides of the street).
He continued to operate his photography business as a sideline.
Many of these pictures have been taken inside the barbershop.

Submitted by Jolinda Belcher

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