Mabel Elvina Martin was born on 18 March 1892 in Acton, London, England and was baptised on 16 October that same year. She was the daughter of Alfred Thomas Martin and Alice Emily Bulley. Her parents had been married in 1887 in Brentford.
On the 1911 census Mabel is working and living at the Tavistock Hotel, Covent Garden, West London as a bookeeper. When she signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, she gave her address as 1 Apsley Villa, Horn Lane, Acton, London. The Titanic was her first ship.
Miss Martin was rescued in lifeboat 6.
Mabel was married in 1914 to Francesco Rafaelle Albertella. Francesco was born 1 September 1891 in Westminster, the son of Italian immigrants Angelo and Genevia Albertella. His family were connected in the restaurant business.
Mabel and Francesco had one child, a daughter Joan, who was born in Brighton in 1920.
Mabel Martin later lived with her family at 255 Richmond Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. She was involved in a motorcyling accident and died in Kingston Hospital on on 2 April 1960 aged 68. She left an estate valued at £274, 17s 11d to her husband, who himself passed away in 1974
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Gavin Bell, UK
Articles and Stories
Titanic Research (2005)