Camillus Christian, son of Elizabeth Hutter and John Davis Christian, was born at Lynchburg, Virginia on May 6, 1892. He attended the Virginia Military Institute from 1909-1914 and served in France during World War I as a Captain in the 363rd Infantry, AEF. Christian spent his career as a businessman in Brooklyn, New York, primarily as an executive with Childs Pulp Colors, Inc. He married Joyce Holt in 1915; the couple did not have children. Christian died at Saddle River, New Jersey on November 2, 1978.