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Edwin Clement Meservey

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Edwin Clement Meservey was born in Hallowell, Maine, March 4, 1861.  He stayed there until the age of fifteen, when his parents removed to Kansas.  He received his early education in the public schools, and entered Kansas University in 1877, and was graduated in 1882.

     He spent a year as a surveyor in the employ of the Kansas City, Fort Scott, & Memphis Railroad, and in 1883 decided to study law.  He entered the St. Louis Law School and was graduated in 1885.  He came to Kansas City in the same year, and was admitted to the bar shortly after his arrival.  Mr. Meservey is now senior member of the firm of Meservey, Pearce & German.

     He married Miss Besie McDonald Harris August 12, 1891, at Independence, and is now the father of three children, Frances, H., Edwin C., Jr., and Mary Bess.
     He is a member of the Commercial Club and the Phi Psi Fraternity.

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