Mr Alfred James Jacob Eagle was born at Ingwell Cottage on Priory Road in St Denys, South Stoneham, Hampshire, England on 11 June 1884.
He was the son of a German father, Jacob Eagle (b. circa 1848), a ship's steward, and Ellen Best (b. circa 1851), a native of Southampton who had married in that city in 1864.
One of a dozen children, Alfred's known siblings were: Lucy Ellen (1864-1868), Jacob Edwin (1866-1868), Edwin William John (1869-1872), Daisy Louise (1873-1928, later Mrs Frank Daniel Rastrick), Ernest Edward (1875-1956), Edgar Charles (1977-1945), Bertram George (1879-1945), Florence Ethel (b. 1881), Frank Edwin (1886-1954) and Nelly Evelyn (b. 1888).
On the 1891 census Alfred and his family were shown living at 57 Priory Road, Southampton when his father was still a ship's steward. By the time of the 1901 census the family had shifted to 79 Lodge Road, Portswood, Southampton and young Alfred is described as a page boy. The 1911 census shows that the family had again relocated, this time to 13 Lyon Street and his mother was by then a widow, Eagle's father Jacob having died in 1906. Alfred was then described as an unmarried seaman.
When Alfred signed on to the Titanic he gave his address as 13 Lyon Street, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Oceanic and as a trimmer he could expect to receive wage of £5, 10s per month.
Alfred Eagle was lost in the Titanic disaster and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
His mother Ellen passed away in Southampton whilst many of his siblings remained in the same area.