History of Lafayette County, Mo
Missouri Historical Company
postoffice Waverly, Mo.
Christopher C. Catron was born near Lexington, in this county, June
30, 1837. His father, Stephen Catron, came to Missouri in 1820,
and settled in this county in 1822, and married Elizabeth Smith, a
native of Kentucky. They had six children, five boys and one
girl, of whom the subject of this sketch is the second son. He
was raised and educated in this county. At the age of twenty
years he went to Kansas, and engaged in merchandising for several
years. In 1862 he enlisted in the 1st Mo. Cav. under Gen.
Shelby, and served to the end of the war, surrendering in the last
organized confederate command. After the war he returned
home, and turned his attention to farming, which he has followed ever
since. He has now a splendid farm of 340 acres.
married Nov. 6, 1860, to Miss Eliza E. Shroyer, daughter of Wm W. and
Jane V. Shroyer of this county, natives of Kentucky. By this
union he has three children--Lucy M., Fannie E. and Jessie. He
is a member of the Waverly lodge of Masons, and also a member of the
Grange, and master of the county Grange.