Alice Elizabeth Fortune - Titanic First Class Passenger

Alice Elizabeth Fortune was a 24 year old first class passenger aboard Titanic, sailing back to North America from a tour of Europe. She was accompanied on the tour and aboard Titanic by her parents Mark and Mary Fortune, her sisters Mabel and Ethel, and her brother Charles. The family occupied cabins on the starboard side of C Deck, cabins C23, 25 and 27. They boarded Titanic together at Southampton on 10th April 1912.

Alice Fortune was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 10th May 1887. By the time she sailed aboard Titanic she was engaged to Charles Holden Allen (born in 1880), but was not accompanied by him on her European trip.

While in Cairo, Egypt during her European trip, two months prior to the Titanic disaster, it is said that Alice was told by a fortune teller that she was in danger every time she travelled on the sea and that he could see her adrift in an open boat, and that she will lose everything but her life. On 15th April she did indeed find herself adrift in an open boat, Lifeboat 10, one of the last lifeboats to leave Titanic after the ship struck an iceberg in North Atlantic at 11.40pm on 14th April 1912.

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Alice, her mother and her sisters were all rescued in the same lifeboat. Her father and her brother were both lost with the ship.

Alice married Charles Holden Allen on 8th June 1912. Alice later gave birth to their daughter, Mary Marjorie Allen.

Alice Elizabeth Allen died in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada on 7th April 1961. Her husband had died in 1955. They are both buried at Bayview Anglican Cemetery, Chester.

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