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Albert Edward Lane

Mr Albert Edward Lane was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England on 14 March 1879.

He was the son of Albert Lane and Elizabeth Ann Baker (b. 1857), the latter a native of Sutton, Nottinghamshire and who had married in 1878. He had an elder brother, William (b. 1877).

Albert 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 but what became of his father is uncertain.

Lane was married in his native Nottingham in early 1899 to Florence Agnes Cushing (b. 1879 in Sneinton), a Lace finisher and the daughter of John William Cushing and the former Mary Ann Hawkins.

The couple would have only one child, Florence Sarah who arrived in late 1899. Sadly, young Florence died early the following year.

Albert had 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 and 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 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 and perhaps remarried.

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Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Albert Edward Lane
Age: 33 years 1 month and 1 day (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to Florence Agnes Cushing
Last Residence: at 201 Victoria Road Southampton, Hampshire, England
Last Ship: Oceanic
Embarked: Southampton on Thursday 4th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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