Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1910 & 19

Edith Alice Quin (1869 - 1919)

Edith was a housewife who spent most of her life on Humberside, but she died in Salford and was buried at Weaste Cemetery, perhaps due to the First World War.

She was born Edith Alice Moon in 1868 in the Myton district of Hull, Yorkshire. Her father was John Thomas Moon (born 1843 in Hull, Yorkshire) who was a Captain of a fishing boat. Her mother was Alice (nee Beecroft) Moon (born 1847 in Driffield, Yorkshire). The couple married at St James, Hull in 1864.

The 1871 census shows that the family was living at Ann Maria's Buildings, Osborne Street, St. Luke, Hull. John Thomas was aged 28 and Alice was 24. Their children were George William (born 1866 in Hull), Edith Alice (born 1869 in Hull) and Thomas Albert (born 1871 in Hull). In 1881 the family was living at Back of 139, Kent Street, Caistor, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire. George William was 15 and a fisherman, Edith Alice was aged 12, Thomas Albert was 10, Benjamin was 7 and John P was 5. The 1881 census also showed that John Thomas Moon was in the port of Grimsby on the fishing boat "Grace Darling" as captain with a four man crew. John Thomas died in the first quarter 1889 in Caistor aged 46 and was buried at Cleethorpes Cemetery.

In the fourth quarter of 1889, Edith Alice Moon married William Quin in Caistor, Lincolnshire. William was born in 1865 in Somerset and was also a Fisherman. There is no census record for 1891, but the census for 1901 has the family living at 86, Lovett Street, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Edith Alice is aged 32 and her husband William is age 36 and a Fisherman. Their children are John William (born 1892 in Grimsby), Eva Alice (born 1894 in Grimsby) and Benjamin (born 1896 Grimsby). Also, staying with them is Edith's brother, Sidney Beecroft Moon, aged 18.

In 1911 the family is living at 73, Oxford Street, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Edith Alice is 42 and her children are Eva Alice aged 17, Benjamin aged 15 and a Tin Smith, Sidney (born 1905 in Grimsby) and Percy George (born 1907 in Grimsby). William does not appear and it is likely that he was at sea on census night.

The next record is Edith Alice Quin's death on 18th February 1919 aged 50 and she was interred in plot A4 4406 in Weaste Cemetery, Salford. Why Salford? One possible reason for moving from the east was that the First World War would have made it extremely dangerous for fishing in the North Sea and perhaps an opportunity for alternative work for William occurred in Salford. The grave memorial also records the death of her son Benjamin who died on 17th December 1922 aged 27. Benjamin had married Frances Bennett in 1921.

Edith Alice's widower William was to marry again to widow Mary Ann Foxlow (born 1872 in Manchester) in 1920. Mary Ann (nee Lord) had married William Foxlow in 1896, but William had died in 1919.