Nora and William Brandt
She married William Carl Brandt and had 4 sons according to the 1940 census in Illinois. At that time her boys were: Leroy 18, Floyd 8, Wayne 6, and Delmar was one year old. They lived on Second street in St. Peters, Illinois.
In my search I found that her husband died in 1952 at the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Hospital. He was born August 11, 1892, this making him only 59 when he died. She was widowed at the age of 54. Nora died on July 13, 1982, at the age of 84.
Further in my search, I am pretty sure she married some years later to a Mr. Washington. In her son Leroy's obituary in 1968, it listed his mother as Nora Washington. Leroy was injured in World War II and lost the use of both legs. I found quite a military story about Leroy on line.
I could search further, but then this is not my family. Nor am I related any way to this lady. Why does she intrigue me?
Because I bought her sewing machine this week.
I had originally planned on looking at this machine for my sister. She wanted the cabinet. If not for her, a friend in Australia (who also lives part time in the states) was interested. But when we got there, I was once against intrigued with the cabinet, the machine, and the history.
Did I mention that this is now my 18th machine? Who says I don't have a problem?