Edward Moden

Edward Moden was the oldest son and fourth of the seven children of Edward Moden and his wife Mary Ann Cross of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

Edward was born prematurely and lived for 4 hours.

He died from Atelectasis (an un-expanded/under-developed lung). It is not currently clear how premature he was.

His existence seemed to remain unknown until 2004 when I happened to spot a burial entry for him in Ely Cemetery and noticing that his birth could have easily have fitted amongst the Moden siblings. Traditionally, the oldest son of the Moden family was named Edward but prior to finding him, their only son was youngest child George Edward Moden - seemingly making a break from tradition. This added to my suspicion that Edward did belong to the family.

After purchasing the death certificate, I was able to confirm that Edward belongs in my family tree, 110 years after his brief life in a world not yet prepared to care for premature babies.

As Edward's siblings seemingly knew nothing of his existance, it is therefore possible that he may have never met them.

Life Events


  • 16th October 1894 at St. John's Place, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 16th October 1894 at St. John's Place, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 4 hours.

Cause of Death

  • Died from Premature Birth Atelectasis (an un-expanded/under-developed lung).


  • 17th October 1894 in grave Cb402(c) at Ely City Cemetery, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.

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