Edward David Ellison was born in Kansas City, December
5, 1869. He first went to school at the Franklin ward school and
then to the High School. He was graduated from Princeton in
1892, and studied law in the office of C. O. Tichenor. In
September, 1893, he was admitted to the bar, and in May, 1895, the law
firm of Ellison & Turpin was formed.
Mr. Ellison was one of the founders of the Kansas
City School of Law, which was started in 1895. Under the
supervision of Mr. Ellison and the other officers of the school it has
made a remarkably rapid growth.
Mr. Ellison was married December 5, 1894, to
Miss Mary W. Stone, of Lawrence, Kas. They have one child,
Elizabeth, four years old. David Ellison, father of Mr. Ellison,
came to Kansas City from New York in 1866, and has made a notable
success in the real estate business.