Elm Grove Township Map,1906.
Edna Post Office.
Edna kanasa, 1901.
STONE AND BRICK BUILDINGS.
There are two stone buildings in Edna, the first being the two-story bank building erected by C. T. Ewing in 1887, and the second, a onestory structure adjoining it, erected by G. W. Reasor in 1891. There have also been erected three fine' brick store buildings, one in 1894, and two in 1899, two of them being two stories in height, and the other one-story.
ELEVATOR AND MILL.
As previously stated, a flouring mill was located here about the time the town was started. In 1899 a large elevator was erected.
On the application of its citizens an order was made by the board of county commissioners on July 3, 1892, incorporating the town as a city of the third class, and on July 20 its first election was held, at which the following officers were elected: Mayor, J. H. Hoole; police judge, J. H. Reasor; councilmen G. W. Reasor,T. G. Harris, H. H. Clark, A. C. Veach and J. C. Arnold. The first meeting of the mayor and council was held July 25, 1892, at which J. E. Blunk was appointed and confirmed as city clerk.
On August 9 four ordinances were passed. The first levied an occupation tax on all the various kinds of business conducted there; the second provided for the maintenance of the peace; the third prohibited stock from running at large; and the fourth provided for licensing dogs.
Since its organization Edna has had the following mayors and city clerks : Mayors 892, J. H. Hoole; 1893,-96, F. E. Hamilton; 1897, J. E. Blunk; 1898-99, J. H. Hughes; 1900, Dr. J. H. Woodul. Clerksâ€” 1892, J. E. Blunk; 1893-94, A. C. Veach; 1895, W. E. Staige; 1896, E. H. Hughes; 1897, H. H. Clark; 1898, E. C. Fair; 1899, H. H. Clark; 1900, W. E. staige.
On Janaury 25, 1887, C. T. Ewing, who was in the banking business at Thayer and Cherryvale, opened the International Bank at Edna, with J. M. Berry, cashier. C. H. Zabriski succeeded Mr. Berry as cashier on November I, 1888, and continued in charge of the bank until it failed, in May 1892. A state bank under the management of J. H. Lount was opened in September, 1897; in the following June it went into voluntary liquidation. The State Bank of Edna was opened July 21,1899, with $5,000 capital stock, and is doing a prosperous business.