Community History – Ludlow – Edna Thomas

Thomas, Edna E. Vogelsang

Owner of Elmwood Hall and founder of the Edna E. Thomas Candy Company. Edna Vogelsang was born In Pomeroy, Ohio in 1882. In 1908, she married Albert Thomas.

In 1920, the couple purchased Elmwood Hall in Ludlow. In this historic building, Edna E. Thomas established her candy business. The candy was made in Ludlow and sold in Cincinnati. Thomas had retail establishments at the Havlin Hotel, the John Shillito Company and the Dixie Terminal, all in Cincinnati.

Edna E. Thomas retired from the candy business in 1960 and moved to Fort Mitchell. She died on December 9, 1974. Her husband, Albert Thomas, died in 1938. She was survived by a son Donald. Services were held at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home with burial at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

News Enterprise, December 12, 1974, p. 1.

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