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John Thomas Noon

Mr John Thomas Noon (Fireman) was born in Wigan, Lancashire, England in 1870.

He was the son of Patrick Noon (b. 1847), a plasterer of Irish ancestry, and Mary Hall (b. 1850), natives of Liverpool and Wigan respectively who were married in Wigan in 1868. John's known siblings were: Ann (b. 1869), Margaret (b. 1872) and Mary Jane (b. 1878) and he grew up in a Roman Catholic household.

John and his family appear on the 1871 census living at an address in Bradford, Yorkshire but would be relocated to Liverpool by the time of the 1881 census, the family then residing at 64 Court, Raymond Street.

He was married to Julia Fleming (b. 1873 in Liverpool) on 10 December 1899 in St Anthony's Church, Liverpool. The 1901 census shows the couple residing at 4 Kew Street, Liverpool and John is described as a marine fireman. Their only child, a son named John Patrick, was born the following year on 11 October 1902.

Records indicate that he had worked for several years aboard Majestic and had also seen service aboard Cedric, Montrose and Teutonic, all serving out of Liverpool. 

John was made a widower sometime prior to 1911 and the census that same year shows that his son John had been taken in by his late wife's married sister and her family, Mrs Thomas (Mary Ann) Fox of 24 Nursery Street, Liverpool.

Noon died in the disaster, his body was never recovered.

His son John would receive 2s, 6d per week from the Titanic Relief Fund as a class G dependent. What became of young John is not known.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr John Thomas Noon
Age: 42 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Widowed
Last Residence: at Sailors Home, Oxford Street Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Fireman
Embarked: Southampton
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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  1. Jo Schulte said:

    Hi, Has anyone got any info on John Noon, fireman on the titanic. He lived in Southampton at the time of the sailing, but he wasn't born there. Anything at all would be much appreciated! Many thanks Jo

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    Brian J. Ticehurst said:

    Jo, Here is what I have on Mr. Noon - not much but a little: Noon, John. Lodged at the Sailors Home, Oxford Street, Southampton. Occupation - Fireman. 35 years old. (Born in Wigan). (From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913) Number 201. Noon, John, child. Class G dependent -a child, class G dependent, would have received two shillings and sixpence per week).

  3. Jo Schulte said:

    Brian, Many thanks for your post. Hoping you can answer my next question R.E (Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913) Does that mean John and his deceased wife had a child? Hope you can clarify this but again many thanks for the info you gave...it all helps.

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    Brian J. Ticehurst said:

    Jo, Yes John Noon was the surviving child. Someone, possibly a relative, was looking after him and the claim was made on his behalf. It was awarded and he continued to receive it until his 16th birthday at which time the Fund would have helped him to find employment or helped with an apprenticeship. Regards - Brian

  5. Jo Schulte said:

    Hi Brian, Thankyou for your for taking the time to share your information with me, it really is appreciated. Again many thanks-Jo

  6. Olivia said:

    Hi, I'm trying to find information on John Noon who worked as a Fireman/Stoker on the RMS Titanic, I think he may have been my great great uncle. Any information anybody has would be a great help. Also, I found out he was widowed, and a John Noon received funding as of March 1913, would this have been the son of John Noon and his late wife? Thanks, Olivia.

  7. caroline heaven said:

    Hi I have been researching John Noon as part of my recent lectures on 'Titanic The Wigan story'. After a few months of research I think I have found John Noon's son also called John Noon. Johns only son John Patrick Noon was born in Liverpool on 11th Oct 1902 Johns wife Julia died sometime before the 1911 census. John went to live with his wife's sister Mary Anne Fox at 24 Nursery street Liverpool. His father then went to Southampton to find work. His last listed residence was The Lost Sailors Home before he joined Titanic. On board Titanic John was on Watch 3 working 8am - 12md and 8pm -12... Read full post

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) John Thomas Noon (ref: #1605, last updated: 15th January 2016, accessed 24th October 2021 22:49:49 PM)
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