Alfred James Fellowes (1) was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on June 11, 1883. He was the son of James William Fellowes (b. 1851) and Jane Emery (b. 1848). His father was a native of Newhaven, Sussex and his mother was Liverpudlian and they had married in late 1873 in Liverpool. The 1911 census indicated that they had a total of 8 children, 2 dying in infancy.
Alfred first appears on the 1891 census living at 5 Northcole Road, Walton, Liverpool. His father, a master mariner, is absent. Present are his siblings: James (b. 1875), Ada (b. 1876), Edgar (b. 1879), Edward (b. 1886) and Henry (b. 1889). The family are at the same address by the time of the 1901 census and having welcomed another son, George Frederick (b. 1891). Alfred, aged 16, is described as a barman.
On the 1911 census the family are living at 47 Willowdale Road, Fazakerley, Liverpool. An unmarried Alfred is described as a shop steward.
Alfred was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 51 Bridge Road, Southampton. His last ship had been the Olympic. As assistant boots he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Alfred was lost in the disaster. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#138) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 6 May 1912.
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NO. 138. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 30. - HAIR & MOUSTACHE, BLACK.
CLOTHING - Green overcoat; blue trousers; grey coat; Steward's white jacket; black boots and socks.
WASHING MARKS - T. 22.
EFFECTS - Gold ring; keys; scissors.
NAME - ALF. FELLOWS.
Alfred's parents continued to reside in Liverpool. His father died in 1920 followed by his mother in 1929.
- Name spelled as Fellows on his baptism record and his parents' marriage record. Appears as Fellowes on all census records. Spelling differs across his siblings' birth records.
References and Sources
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
Gavin Bell, UK