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.
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