John T. Naughton
John T. Naughton was born May 2, 1881 on the Naughton Farm in Tullaher,
County Clare, Ireland. The family farm was located near Tullaher Lake on the
road between the towns of Kilrush and Doonbeg. Johnís parents were Thomas Naughton born 1851
in Tullaher, County Clare, Ireland and Ellen McDonnell, born Feb 19, 1858 in Monmore North, Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. John's
grandparents were William Naughton (B&D unknown) and Catherine Newman (sp)
(B&D unknown) and also Laurence (Larry) McDonnell, born 1824 in County Clare
and died October 24, 1884 in Monmore, Kilrush, County Clare, and Bridget McInerney, born 1824 in County Clare and
died November 5, 1911 in the Union
Infirmary in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland.
According to the March, 1901 Irish census John was still living at home.
On May 20, 1901 he was traveling from Queenstown to
America on the ship Etruria headed for New York city arrival June 2nd
1901. He was traveling with his cousin Patrick Madigan. Both of them were
headed to Patrick Madiganís brother Simonís residence in St. Louis Missouri
at 926 Dehodemount Avenue, as stated on the ships manifest. However, the street
name on the 1910 USA census is Hodiamont Avenue.
John may have married
Alexandra (Sandra) Smith. We have no more information on Alexandra and do
not know if they had any children.
John may have gone to Alaska possibly for the
gold rush. He died of a ruptured
appendix November 27, 1916 at age 35. John was buried at
Clay Street Cemetery in Fairbanks, North Star Borough, Alaska, USA Plot:
Moose, NE Quarter, #629.
Eileen Alana (12 March 2015)