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Memorable Manitobans: Richard John Noonan (1873-1962)

Businessman, gardener.

Born in Macroom, County Cork, Ireland on 22 August 1873, son of John Noonan (1848-1915) and Catherine O’Riordan (1856-1923), his father emigrated to Canada in 1882 and established a large-scale market garden on Princess Avenue in Brandon. His family joined him in 1885.

He served in the Manitoba Dragoons during the Boer War (1898-1902) and in the 99th Regiment of the Manitoba Rangers (1913-1914).

He was married twice, first on

On 25 October 1910, he married Clara Mellor (1886-1959) and they had five sons: Harry Noonan (1907-1982), Richard Noonan, Bernard Noonan (1916-1972), Carl Noonan (1919-1995), and Hagar Noonan (1923-1923). From 1920 to 1944, he was the Head Gardener for the Brandon Mental Hospital.

He died on 18 June 1962 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Obituary [Bernard Noonan], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1972, page 23.

Grave transcriptions, Brandon Cemetery.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Judy Nixon and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 August 2021

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