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Hannah Naughton

Teacher from County Cork, Ireland

Hannah Naughton

Miss Hannah Naughton was born in Kilcullen, Donoughmore, Co Cork, Ireland on 10 April 1891.

She was the daughter of John Naughton (b. circa 1849), a labourer, and Ellen Connor(s) (b. 1861), both Cork natives who had married on 26 February 1884. 

Born into a Roman Catholic family, Hannah's known siblings were: Martin (b. 8 February 1885), Patrick (b. 25 September 1886), John (b. 11 January 1889), Cornelius (b. 27 July 1893), Michael (b. 25 February 1895), William (b. 17 July 1898) and Bridget (b. 20 January 1901). The baby of the family, Bridget, only just reached her first birthday and died on 29 January 1902.

Hannah and her family appear on the 1901 census living at house 5 in Kilcullen, later being listed at house 3 in the following 1911 census. Hannah was still at home and was described as a scholar. She was in fact privately educated in Crosshaven Convent in Cork and became certified to teach. She took up took up a position in New York as a schoolteacher and would be joining her elder brother Paddy who had emigrated in April the previous year aboard the Teutonic and found work on the railroads. Her maternal aunt Mary Madden also lived in New York. 

Hannah boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger on 11 April 1912, one day after her twenty-first birthday. Her ticket, number 365237, cost £7, 15s and her destination was 433 West 33rd Street, New York City. Travelling with her was another Donoughmore native William Foley.

Hannah Naughton died in the sinking and her body, if recovered, was never identified.

Her grief-stricken family back in Ireland were only to encounter further loss; just after the first anniversary of the sinking her father died on 18 April 1913 aged 64. 

Her brother Paddy later settled in Jersey City, New Jersey and became a naturalised US citizen. He was joined in America by his brother John in October 1922. 

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society
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Gavin Bell, UK
Christopher Naughton

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  1. Patrick Clarke

    Hannah was a cousin on my mothers side.She was en route to join her brother already in NY and was just qualified as a teacher.RIP.

  2. Dogfshqt15

     hannah naughton was my relative. for the comment below me, please contact me!!

  3. Dogfshqt15

     please contact me, i am also related to her, i would greatly appreciate to know more about her

  4. Chris Naughton

    She was also my relative. We talked with cousins in Donoughmre about her in 1996. Christopher Naughton, San Francisco.

  5. Chris Naughton

    RIP Hannah. I am a distant relative. We visited the Naughtons in Donoughmore in 1996. This was a year after our father, William Naughton, died. We have relatives buried in the cemetary at Stuake.

  6. Conor Clarke

    Hi Chris, my grandmother Ellen Harrington was the first cousin who was intending to travel with Hannah on the titanic but fortunately for me she didn't go , we are living in cork. I have many relatives buried in Stuake, Donoughmore

  7. Conor Clarke

    Hello, I'm also a distant cousin of Hannah , Conor

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Miss Hannah Naughton
Age: 21 years and 5 days (Female)
Nationality: Irish
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Teacher
Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
Ticket No. 365237, £7 15s
Destination: 433 West 33rd Street New York City, New York, United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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