Miss Hannah Naughton was born in Donoughmore, Co Cork, Ireland on 10 April 1891.
She was the daughter of John Naughton (b. 1851), an agricultural labourer, and Ellen Connor (b. 1861), both Cork natives who had married in 1884. One of nine children born into a Roman Catholic family, Hannah's known siblings were: Martin (b. 1885), Patrick (b. 1887), John (b. 1889), Cornelius (b. 1893), Michael (b. 1895), William (b. 1899) and Bridget (b. 1901).
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 two elder brothers who had emigrated in years previous.
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.
References and SourcesContract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55).
Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society