Mr Albert Edward Lane was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England on 14 March 1879.
He was the son of Elizabeth Lane (b. 1857) of Sutton, Nottinghamshire but the identity of his father is not certain. He had an elder brother, William (b. 1877).
He first appears on the 1881 census living at 54 Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham; his father was absent and his mother was described as a laundress. By the time of the 1891 census their address was 6 Bunny Terrace, Nottingham and a 12-year-old Albert was still at school; his mother was by then described as a widowed hosiery machinist.
Lane was married in his native Nottingham in early 1899 to Florence Agnes Cushing (b. 1879 in Sneinton), a Lace finisher. The couple would have only one child who, sadly, did not survive infancy. He enlisted into the Royal Marine Artillery in August 1899 and was shown on the 1901 census as a private aboard Jupiter, then docked at Gibraltar.
When the 1901 census was conducted his wife was listed as living with her widowed mother Mary Ann Cushing at 12 Moffatt Street, Nottingham. Albert and his wife moved southward and settled in Hampshire, appearing on the 1911 census at 201 Victoria Road, Woolston; Albert was then described as a ship's steward for the American Line.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Albert gave his address as the 201 Victoria Road, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Oceanic and as a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.
Albert Lane died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
What became of his widow Florence is unknown although she may have returned to her native Nottingham.