Biography of W. S. Arbaugh
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

W. S. Arbaugh, a highly esteemed citizen and well known business man of Salem, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Harrison County, March 9, 1858, and is the son of William and Diana (Gotsholl) Arbaugh.

Both William Arbaugh and his wife were born in Pennsylvania. He was a stone mason by trade and spent the greater part of his life in Harrison County, Ohio. He and his wife are deceased. They had the following children: Joshua and Samuel, both deceased; Mary, died in 1924; and W. S., the subject of this sketch.

W. S. Arbaugh attended the district schools and in early life was associated in business with his father. He later went to Scio, where he operated a grist mill. From there he removed to Alliance, Ohio, and entered the employ of D. B. Cassidy, furniture dealer, where he remained until 1900. He has since lived in Salem and until 1919 was associated in business with Mr. Mather, funeral director and furniture dealer. In 1903 Mr. Arbaugh organized the business. It is one of the finest funeral homes in the county. It is a high class furniture store and handles a good grade of merchandise.

In 1884 Mr. Arbaugh was married to Miss Eva Patton, of Scio, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel G. and Mary Patton, both deceased. There are no children in the Arbaugh family.

Mr. Arbaugh holds membership in the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Chamber of Commerce and Salem Country Club.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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