Albert Pearl was born about 1840, the son of Walter and Ann Matilda (Church) Pearl. He served as the lighthouse keeper on Green Island (subsequently Pearl Island) which was established in 1874 at the mouth of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. He was first married to Caroline Hutt. He married his second wife, Mary Dauphinee, at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, on 28 February 1895. He died on 20 November 1910.