Mr Alfred George Crawford
Alfred George Crawford was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England1 on 27 February 18692, the son of Thomas Crawford and Ann Parry (born 1842 in Montreal).
At the time of the 1871 census his father is absent and the remaining family are living at 4 Blechynden Street, Southampton. His siblings at this time were William, Edward and Martha. His mother was listed as a "Seaman's wife". Two additional children, Thomas and Henry were present by the time of the 1881 census.
Alfred was married in New Forest in mid-1890 to Emily Pilgrim, a New Forest native born in 1872 and sister of Titanic survivor Mabel Kate Bennett. The 1891 census shows Alfred and Emily living in Raven Terrace, St Mary, Southampton. Here Alfred is listed as a "sailor". The couple had two children, Emily Gladys (born 1897) and Alfred George (born 1891).
The 1911 census shows the family living at 17 Frederick Street, Southampton. Also living there at the time was his sister-in-law Mabel Bennett and her daughter.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 22 Cranbury Avenue, Southampton, the same address given by his sister-in-law. His previous ship was the Olympic. As a Bedroom Steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Crawford was rescued in lifeboat 8. He later testified before the United States Senate inquiry.
Alfred Crawford later lived at 16 Newcombe Road, Southampton. He died on 9 February 1938, leaving an estate of £126 17s 1d to his wife who continued to live at the same address until her own death on August 29, 1954.
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