Charles H. Jenkins was on June 5, 1846 in Jefferson County, to George K. Jenkins and his wife, the former Sarah Updergraff, both devout followers of the Quaker religion. For many years, Charles H. Jenkins was a cashier at a bank in Oberlin, Ohio, where his brother in law served as bank president. In 1875, Charles Jenkins married Alice Johnson, the daughter of Leonard B. Johnson. Alice Johnson Jenkins passed away in 1881 at the age of 31. Mr. Jenkins took as his second wife Miss Kate Ross of Zanesville. They had a son named Kenneth. Charles H. Jenkins died on December 3, 1910, after a lengthy illness. An obituary which appeared in the December 4, 1910 issue of the Sandusky Register read in part:
Mr. Jenkins had been in failing health for more a year or more and was stricken with paralysis on the night of November 22, from which he did not rally but slightly and later gradually failed until the end, came peacefully.His death removes a citizen whom was not only personally highly esteemed, but who for a period of about thirty-eight years has been identified with Sandusky's business interests.
Funeral services for Charles H. Jenkins were held at the family residence, and burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.