Jacob Arehart (1832-1903) and Drucilla Arehart (Bear) (1839-1897)
Mr. Jacob Arehart, Sr., who suffered a stroke of parlysis some weeks ago, and had been in a serious condition since that time, died on Thursday morning of last week at his home in Middlebrook. Deceased was 71 years of age and was held in the highest esteem by the entire community in which his life had been spent.
Mr. Arehart is survived by six children --- Mrs. George W. Bowers, Mrs. F.S. Haines, Misses Laura and May Arehart, and Messrs. Neal and Edwin Arehart, also by two brothers and three sisters. During his illness his children were constantly with him and nothing that loving hands could do for his comfort was left undone. He will be greatly missed in the community as he was actively engaged in business to the time of his last illness. His home was always open to his friends and hospitality was a great pleasure to him. His funeral took place Saturday morning from Mt. Tabor Lutheran church, and a large concourse of friends were present.
Staunton Spectator and Vindicator -- Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia -- January 30, 1903 -- Friday.
Note: Cornelius Beard Arehart is not mentioned, and Jacob passed away on January 22, 1903