George Pierce Noonan1837

George Pierce Noonan 1837

Back to List
Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in USA

George Pierce Noonan emigrated from Teermaclane, Co Clare, in 1849, at the age of 12 to Canada and then to the United States. He appears to have been the only one in his family to leave at that time; two of his younger brothers left later and went to Rhode Island, but George went to California, first to Nevada Co, and then settling in Sonoma County.

Though almost nothing is known about his early years, once he was in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co, California (by 1854), he was involved in most of the founding of Santa Rosa - the founding of a water company, a library, and a railroad; acted as Sheriff's Deputy, Ag Park Director, on the Board of Directors of the Rural Cemetery Association, and the Board of Supervisors, and the Board of Trustees of Santa Rosa, Election/Poll Inspector, Public Administrator multiple years, Undersheriff, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, and helped propose a gymnasium, all while raising 10 children, and working as a Bank Cashier.

He died in May of 1910, at the age of 73 years old.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Mar 1837 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 26th May 1910 VIEW SOURCE
Townland born Teermaclane

Some communities associated with this ancestor

Close this