J. J. & Manuel Aragon Lincoln County, New Mexico

J. J. and Manuel Aragon, proprietors of a leading mercantile establishment in Lincoln, are natives of Valencia County, New Mexico, and both acquired their early education in this Territory. J. J. Aragon afterward became a student in Nelson Business College at Springfield, Ohio, and, returning to the Territory, he engaged in merchandising with his brother at Monticello, Sierra County, where he remained for a few years. He then sold out and removed to El Paso, where he engaged in merchandising for about three years. He afterward spent two years in Alamogordo, New Mexico, as proprietor of a drug store, and in August, 1901, came to Lincoln, where he established a general mercantile store, which he has since successfully conducted. He has always been in partnership with his brother Manuel, the business relations between them being mutually pleasant and profitable. In 1886

J. J. Aragon was engaged in the real estate business in Kansas City. He has been somewhat prominent in public affairs in the Territory, especially as the supporter of the Republican Party. He was superintendent of schools in Sierra County about 1896, and the cause of education found in him a warm and stalwart friend. He is ever alive to the best interests of county and Territory, and his labors have been of direct and permanent good in promoting the general improvement of the Territory.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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