They Left Their Mark In Oakford, 1872

Pleasy Thomas
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Pleasy Thomas lived in Oakford all his life working as a farm hand on nearby farms; however, prior to 1900 he was town marshal. In 1891 he had a shoot out with John Isaac between the Sutton building and Maltby store, and from this gun battle, Pleasy carried two slugs to his grave. This occurred when Oakford was in its infancy and had just been incorporated. It is said by old timers that Isaac had a breast plate on and suffered only bee stings throughout the chest area.



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