Edith Alice Begent was born on 9 Sep 1874, the sixth child of Captain Clarence Arthur Begent (1824-1899) and his wife Ann Rosevear (1834-1911). Clarence was a pilot on the Tamar River from 1850 until his retirement in 1892 and had been connected with shipping and boats since infancy. Clarence Point was named in his honour.
At the time of the Tasmanian Exhibition, the family was living on the Esplanade near the Tamar Street Bridge and next to the Gasworks. Edith was a soprano in the Exhibition Choir in 1891-92.
In the 1903 Electoral Roll an Edith Begent was a listed with the occupation of 'domestic' in Burnie. On 15 Apr 1925 Mona Edith Begent married Thomas William Cosgrove at Zeehan. He was born at Richmond on 17 Aug 1879. Edith Cosgrove died on 25 Aug 1953 at Zeehan, and was buried at Williamsford.