This is a tragic story, to be sure, but it is magnified by the fact that Aksel's suicide left their five children orphans. There was no obituary in the Tribune for either Hulda or Aksel, but an angel was able to find the Guardianship File for the children, and so, now we know that their names are:
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Like his parents, August is buried at Mount Olive Cemetery.
Although he is not buried in the same section as his parents, (August is in Section B), you can see the Olsen family monument from August's grave.
Ben Cartwright's obituary says that he was buried at Mount Olive Cemetery. I went there recently to see if Charlotte may have been buried next to Ben. The cemetery records show that Charlotte Cartwright purchased Plot 90 in Section R in July, 1926 but there is no one currently buried there. I went out and took a look for myself, and could find no tombstone for either Ben Cartwright or Charlotte Mikkelsen Cartwright. Perhaps Ben was buried there and then his grave was moved at a later date, or perhaps Ben's family preferred that he be buried in their family plot in Peoria. In any case, at the present time, neither Ben or Charlotte are buried at Mount Olive.
And here's where the trail of Charlotte goes cold. I could not find any further information about her after 1926. She may have remarried, she may have moved out of Illinois, she may have even passed away, but I couldn't find any clues whatsoever.
So to recap, here's where each of the children went after Aksel's death: