Edward Lucky Scarritt, eldest son of the late Dr.
Nathan Scarritt, was born August 30, 1853, near his present residence
in Kansas City. As a boy, he went to the Kansas City public
schools and to Pritchett Institute, Glasgow, Mo. For a year he
was a student in the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the bar
at Kansas City in September, 1873. Two years later he began the
practice of law at Glasgow, Mo., as junior member of the firm of
Caples & Scarritt, and in January, 1778 opened an office in Kansas
City. In 1882 he formed a partnership with his brother, William
C. Scarritt, Elliot H. Jones and Colonel
J. K. Griffith being added to the firm later.
He was made City Counselor in 1885, and in
1892, when only thirty-eight years old, was elected to the circuit
Judge Scarritt is one of the wealthiest and
most erudite of the members of the Missouri bar.
Together with his father, he founded the
Scarritt Bible and Training School, one of the city's chief
institutions. He was one of the founders also of the Kansas City
Judge Scarritt was married to Miss Margaret
Morris, daughter of Dr. Joel T. Morris, a pioneer physician of
Westport. A daughter, Berenice, is the wife of W. E. Royster.