Page 689-690, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


C. F. Shriver, owner of the well known "Craigton Farm" of Glencoe township, belongs to a Butler county pioneer family. Mr. Shriver was born in Indiana in 1869, and is a son of Joshua and Nannie E. (McGuffin) Shriver, the former a native of Indiana and the mother of Virginia. The Shriver family located on a farm in Towanda township, Butler county in 1871, and were among the very early settlers of that section where the parents still reside. The following children were born to Joshua and Nannie E. (McGuffin) Shriver: C. F., the subject of this sketch; John W., Pine Bluff, Ark.; Ed A., Towanda, Kans.; Mrs. Ella Otten, McPherson, Kans.; Mrs. Bertha C. Stewart, Benton, Kans.; James L., El Dorado, Kans.; F. G., Towanda, Kans., and Mrs. Nellie M. Bishop, Amarilla, Tex.

Mr. Shriver was reared in Towanda township, and educated in the public schools, and has practically spent his life in this county. Farming and stock raising has been his chief occupation.- He has a splendid farm of 300 acres in Glencoe township which is known and legally registered as "Craigton Farm." He makes a specialty of raising white faced cattle, usually keeping between eighty and one hundred, and is one of the successful stockmen of Butler county.

Mr. Shriver was united in marriage in 1903 with Miss Vida MacRitchie. She is a daughter of John and Adelia (Leaming) MacRitchie. They were pioneers of Kansas, coming to this State in the early seventies. There were three children in the MacRitchie family, as follows: Mrs. Christian Hardie, Wichita, Kans.; William D., Winnemucca, Nev.: and Vida, the wife of C. F. Shriver, the subject of this sketch. To Mr. and Mrs. Shriver have been born five children, as follows: John M.: Charles F. Jr.; William D.; James L.; and Margaret H. Mrs. Shriver's father was a native of Scotland, and was born in Edinburgh. The MacRitchie family is connected with the Reid-Robertsons family of Stralock, Scotland, and related by marriage to many of the prominent families of Scotland and England. Mr. Shriver is one of the prosperous and progressive farmers of Butler county, and owned the first automobile in


Glencoe township. He is well posted and takes a keen interest in current events, and is a representative Butler county citizen.

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