Albert Edward Lane was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England in late 1878.
His exact background remains unclear although his mother appears to have been a Mrs Elizabeth Lane and it is possible that he was raised in the Nottingham suburb of Sneinton.
He was married in Nottingham in 1899 to Florence Agnes Cushing (b. 1879 in Sneinton), a Lace finisher. The couple would have only one child who, sadly, did not survive infancy. Albert was perhaps at sea when the 1901 census was conducted and his wife was listed as living with her widowed mother Mary Ann Cushing at 12 Moffatt Street, Nottingham. Albert and his wife moved southward and settled in Hampshire, appearing on the 1911 census at 201 Victoria Road, Woolston; Albert was then described as a ship's steward for the American Line.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Albert gave his address as the 201 Victoria Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Oceanic and as a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.
Albert Lane died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
What became of his widow is unknown although she may have returned to her native Nottingham.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Gavin Bell, UK