Aram and Sons records, 1890-1903

Overview of the Collection

Aram, James Henry, 1863-1952
Aram and Sons records
1890-1903 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 161
This collection contains account books that give detailed information on stock in pasture, freight hauled, and farm equipment sold by Aram and Sons in Grangeville, Idaho.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Aram and Sons was created by John Aram and his sons James and John T. "Tom". John Aram was born in 1827 in New York and followed the Gold Rush west, eventually settling just outside of Grangeville. He packed goods into the mining claims around the area and is staid to have introduced the first orchard in the area. He married Sarah Barr (or Boar) around 1852. They had 5 children together. He died 30 September 1901 and is buried in Grangevill, Idaho.

James Aram was born in 1863 in Portland, Oregon. He would join his father in the store and in ranching. He would own 600 acres of land upon his death. During the Indian War, he was 14 and remember the family getting word and hurrying to Mt. Idaho. He married Phebe Smith in 1911. James died 8 April in Weiser, Idaho and is buried in Lewiston, Idaho.

John Thomas "Tom" Aram was born 1858. He was killed while attempting to cross the Clearwater river via a ferry overloaded with cattle on 16 May 1897. He was a stock grower and businessman out of the Camas Prarie at the time. He married Carrie Moore in 1892. He was buried in Mount Idaho, Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Aram and Sons records 1890-1902 collection includes three account books of Aram and Sons farm of a Grangeville, Idaho. These account books give a detailed information on stock in pasture, freight hauled, and farm equipment sold.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

FOR DOCUMENTS Author, Description or "Title" of item, date. Collection name, collection number, box, folder. University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Materials were found on a shelf in Speical Collections in 1985 with no information regarding donor(s).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Aram and Sons account book
1 item : Account book of the Aram and Sons farm in Grangeville, Idaho between the years 1890-893.
Box Folder
1 2
1: Aram and Sons ledger and account book
2 items : Account book and Double Entry Ledger of the Aram and Sons farm in Grangeville, Idaho between the years of 1891-1898.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Business records
  • Hardware stores

Geographical Names

  • Grangeville (Idaho)