Albert Denis Pierre Mallet1 was born in France in about 18712. A French citizen, living in Canada and working for the liquor importing firm Laporte, Martin & Co., Montreal. He had lived in Canada since 1900 (or 1903) and had worked for the firm for seven or eight years.
The 1911 census for Canada had him born in August 1871. He stated he was 41 years of age when he came to New York 8 February 1908 as a first class passenger on the steamship La Lorraine, which had sailed from Le Havre, France, 1 February. He was 5’6’’ tall, had brown hair and grey eyes.
He went back to France again within a year and returned to Canada as a first class passenger on the steamer La Provence, which sailed from Le Havre, France, 6 February 1909. He was noted as an unmarried merchant aged 42. Travelling with him was ’Antonina Magnin,’ aged 22. It was scribbled in the passenger list that she was his (illegible, could be ’’intended’’) wife. They had come to New York 13 February 1909 and were bound for Montreal, Canada
He married Antonine Magnin in 1909, likely shortly after their arrival, in the Presbyterian La Croix church in Montreal, Canada. They later had a son, André, born in 1910.
In 1912 they had been on a two-month visit to Mr. Mallet’s mother in France, staying at 6 Rue Cornmaille 3, Paris.
The Mallets had planned to return on the maiden voyage of the France, but like many others, "sold the tickets they had procured to sail on Titanic", they boarded the ship at Cherbourg.
They were on their way home to 210 Hutchison Street, Montreal, Canada.
The family held second class ticket number SC/PARIS 2079, price: £37 0s 1d.
The Mallets were accompanied by a family friend Emile Richard. Richard, 23, had just finished his compulsory service in the French army and his father was sending him on a six-month vacation in Canada before he went to work for the family distilling company.
Albert and Emile died in the sinking. Their bodies, if recovered, were never identified.
Mallet's life insurance amounted to $4,000.
’’….Mr. Richard was accompanied on the trip by Mr. Albert Mallet, a traveller for Messrs. Laporte, Martin & Company, who, anxious for the experience of sailing in the largest ship in the world on her maiden voyage, sold the ticket he had procured to sail to New York by one of the French liners, and took passage on the ill-fated Titanic, also meeting his death in the catastrophe.’’ - The Gazette, Montreal, 22 April 1912, p. 7
Antoinette Mallet and her son survived the sinking. She returned to France, married Leonivas Romodanowsky and died near Paris Oct 22, 1974.