Mr René Aimé Lievens
Mr René Aimé Lievens (1), 24, was born in Heldergem, Belgium on 22nd October, 1887 (2) and was a neighbour of Alphonse De Pelsmaeker (their farms were less than 100 yards away). René's father made wooden shoes all his life but his son did not want to follow in this trade. René became a labourer and continued to live with his mother in Heldergem after his father died. Like the others, he decided to become a farm hand in the United States to help harvest sugar beets. Money was certainly more plentiful in America so there was no reason to stay. René was 24-years-old and travelled with Alphonse and the others from the Denderhoutem area. Like many others, René only planned to stay in America temporarily before returning home.
He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 345781, £9 10s).
René died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr René Aimé Lievens
Born: Saturday 22nd October 1887
Age: 24 years (Male)
Last Residence: in Heldergem Belgium
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 345781 , £9 10s
Destination: Detroit Michigan United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered