On November 1, 1899, Charlotte died from pneumonia. In a life sketch of his brother, written in 1915, four years before Jacob died, Martin Benjamin Bushman gives us an insight to the dear relationship shared by Charlotte and Jacob.
Of Jacob he wrote, “he has been a true pioneer and has helped in the early settlement of five states namly Illinois Iowa Utah California and Arizona. He always done his full share of manuel labor in all the places he lived in every thing prospered with him in his new home at Fairview he was regaining his former financial standing and every thing look bright before him. Just then the trial of his life came upon him that was the Death of his dear wife who had bore him Ten Children and had been his help and support in all his trials and labors in redeeming new countries and in building homes she was a faithful wife and a loving Mother and always worked hard to help her husband and to care for her children. She like her husband had past through many tryals from her early childhood for the gospel sake. The loss of her was great to him but he felt that he might still do some good by kind and encourageing words to his chidren to help them along in the trials of life.”