Mr Alexander Milne Cairns was born on 19 April 1883 at Kinfauns, Perthshire, Scotland, the son of William Cairns (1842-1926) and Margaret (nee Milne, 1840-1920).1
He worked as manservant to William Ernest Carter.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton and died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
His family subsequently received payments from the Titanic Relief Fund.2
His name and presence on the Titanic are mentioned on a family grave in Kinfauns.
He was the second youngest of twelve children. His siblings were: John Cairns (1865-1893); Elizabeth Findlay Cairns (1866-1957); Andrew Cairns (1868-1934); James Milne Cairns (1870-?); Margaret Shrubsole Cairns (1872-1920)
William Cairns (1874-?); Jessie McRae Cairns (1875-1952); Jane Cairns (1878-1965); Joan Forbes Cairns (1879-1898); David M Cairns (1882-1942); Charlotte S (1887-1960)
- "P2 Cairns, Mother and Father 4 shillings per week"
References and Sources
1891 Scotland Census
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