Ernest Cyril Price was born in Islington, London, England in early 1895. He was the son of Henry Price (b. 1868) and Minnie Ada Smith (b. 1872).
His father Henry, a gas and hot water fitter, was born in St Luke, London. He was married in St Stephen's Church, Islington on 22 May 1892 to Minnie Ada Smith, a native of Islington and the couple went on to have five children. Ernest's known siblings were: James Thomas (b. 1901) and Frederick John (b. 1906)
Ernest first appears on the 1901 census when he and his family were living at 45 Cornwallis Road, Islington. The 1911 census shows the family living at 93 Grove Road, Upper Holloway, London and Ernest was then described as a hotel porter.
When he signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Ernest gave his address as 1 Aspley Villa, Acton, (London), a common address for several of the restaurant staff. The Titanic was his first ship and as the restaurant barman he would be in the employ of and paid by Luigi Gatti.
Price died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett:
© Bill Fowler, Canada
NO. 186. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 26. DARK - HAIR.
CLOTHING - Green double-breasted overcoat; dark suit; vest marked 'G. P. O.'
EFFECTS - Comb; knife; letters.
NAME - E. PRICE.,
He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 8 May 1912.
References and Sources
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#186)