Oakford Stock Company
During the late 1880s many communities
organized and received charters for their companies,
which were known as "Farmers Mutual Benefit Associations."
One of these organizations was formed
in 1889 at Bobtown. The company's nickname was
F.M.B.A. (Fill My Bottle Again). At Oakford, a stock
company was organized in 1894. Stock was sold to the
citizens at $10.00 a share. Frank Kendall became
secretary. C. W. Pratt was president of the company.
They bought the lots where Boeker's store now stand
and erected a set of scales and converted the old store
building into an office. The purpose of this company was
to try to obtain better prices for their grain. As well as
buy farm implements at a cheaper price. The
company was in existence only a few years,
when it was dissolved around 1900.
Copyright © 2007 Jeanie Lowe & contributors
All rights reserved