The Dewey Family

Susan Jane Moden
Susan Jane Moden circa 1911.

Susan Jane Moden

Susan Jane Moden was my Great Grandmother and she was the fifth child of the seven children of Edward Moden and his wife Mary Ann (née Cross) of Barton Road/Cambridge Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Susan was named after her late infant maternal aunt, and also after her maternal great grandmother Susan Steadman (né Taylor) - both of whom died long before her birth.

At the time of the 1901 census, Susan and her parents are living at the now demolished The Eagle and Lamb pub on Cambridge Road, Ely. At this time, her grandmother Sabina 'Vine' Cross was the landlord.

She married Ernest Edward Thomas Dewey and they had four children, all sons (see picture on far right). When her second son, Frederick, was born in 1932, Susan and Ernest allowed her childless sister, Vine Newell (née Moden) to bring him up.

Sadly, two of Susan's sons predeceased her - Gordon of a brain haemorrhage when he was 20yrs old in 1954, and also Frederick from cancer in 1979.

Susan and her husband Ernest celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1975 with a surprise party at Witchford, held for them by over 60 members of family.

Further Details

7th April 1896, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.





5th August 1981 at Tower Hospital, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

12th August 1981 with her husband and youngest son, in Haddenham cemetery, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.