Charles H. Deterding, who was born in Sandusky in 1878, died of typhoid fever on February 17, 1904. According to his obituary, which appeared in the February 19, 1904 edition of the Sandusky Register, Charles had worked as a clerk in the Lehrer Drug Store in Sandusky, before he moved to Columbus, Ohio. After moving to Columbus, Charles H. Deterding was employed at the Kiefer's Pharmacy, and then he became the manager of a drug store on West Broad Street.
Charles H. Deterding was 26 years of age at the time of his death. He was survived by a brother Harry, a half brother Emil Henrichsen, and his mother, Mrs. Samuel Henrichsen. Charles H. Deterding's funeral was held on February 20, 1904, and burial was in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.