Charlotte Holbrook was born November 26, 1833 at
Weathersfield, Wyoming County, New York. Her parents, Joseph and Nancy
Lampson Holbrook, were baptized into the Mormon Church the same year she was
born. The family moved with the Saints first to Kirtland, then to
Missouri and then to
When Charlotte was eight
years old, her mother died in Nauvoo, leaving four motherless children. Her
father married Hannah Flint, who was a teacher, and they raised Charlotte and
two of her siblings to maturity.
The Holbrook family traveled
west with the Saints in the Brigham Young Wagon Company and arrived at the
Salt Lake Valley on September 21, 1848, and soon settled in Bountiful.
Charlotte went to school
with Anson Vasco Call. The two were married on January 28, 1853, by
Charlotte's father. Anson and Charlotte moved to Willard, Box Elder County,
where their first two children were born, then returned to live in Bountiful
near their parents.
Charlotte and Anson were the
Charlotte Vienna, born November 7, 1853
Anson Vasco, Jr., born May 23, 1855
Joseph Holbrook, born February 23 1857
Mary Vashtia, born January 29, 1859
Ira, born March 23, 1861
Hannah, born January 26, 1863
Lamoni, born January 25, 1865
While Anson Vasco was
married to Charlotte, he was called on two missions. The first mission was to
the Sandwich Islands in 1857. Then later he was called to England for a
three-year mission. Charlotte worked hard in the necessary tasks of spinning,
weaving, knitting and sewing clothing for her family of seven children. She
did beautiful needlework.
Charlotte's last child was
born eight months after her husband left on his second mission. She never
recovered her strength and passed away on September 7, 1866. Charlotte's
husband died less than a year later on the Laramie Plains, Wyoming, and their
little children were scattered among the various relatives to be cared for.