J. K. Griffith was born near Cynthiana, Harrison
County, Kentucky, February 22, 1863. He spent his boyhood there
on the Kentucky farm, and received his early education at a private
school in Cynthiana. He afterwards went to Chickering Institute,
Cincinnati, and then entered Yale, graduating with the degree of A. B.
in 1886. After his graduation there, he attended the Cincinnati
Law School, taking his degree of L. L. B. in 1888. He was
admitted to the bar in Ohio, then in Kentucky, and came to Kansas City
for a permanent residence in the fall of 1888. He was admitted
to practice here early in 1889, and entered the office of Scarritt
& Scarritt. In 1895 the firm of Scarritt, Griffith, &
Jones was formed.
Mr. Griffith is a member of the Commercial
Club, a Mason, having been Master of Temple Lodge in 1902. He
was married June 21, 1893, in Kansas City, to Miss Georgie Moore, and
the union has been blessed with two children, Kerfoot M., and Margaret