Edwin Ruthven Crutcher, one of the leading real estate
men of Kansas City, was born August 29, 1853, near Nashville, Tenn.,
of a family that moved from Wales to Virginia in 1675. Mr.
Crutcher lived in Louisville, Ky., during his childhood, and attended
the public schools there. He took a course in civil engineering,
and when only seventeen was one of the official engineers of
Louisville. After several years in the corn, milling, and grain
business, Mr. Crutcher moved in 1887 to Kansas City, but had been here
but a few days when he became cashier of the Bank of Columbus at
Columbus, Kas.; then he became manager of the New York office of the
Jarvis-Conklin Mortgage Trust Company; then cashier of the Chattanooga
Savings Bank; and in 1891 back to Kansas City, where he has since
remained. He and James B. Welsh organized the real estate firm
of Crutcher & Welsh, the best known fir of its kind in the city.
Mr. Crutcher was married in 1875 to Miss
Laura Loving, daughter of Judge Wm. V. Loving, of Kentcky. They
have three children.