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Nora Windeatt, fl. 1927

According to Srigley (2005) Nora WINDEATT, a single woman, emigrated to Toronto in 1927 and worked her way up to a managerial position in a hosiery factory, see 

Who was she?

We hadn't a clue who this nor about the two other Noras mentioned below.  They could have been one and the same person or two or three different ones.

Candidate 1

There was a Nora WINDEATT in the States with the following Social Security details:

Birth Date: 4 Dec 1912 
Death Date: 18 Apr 2005 
Social Security Number: 156-30-9434 
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New Jersey 

Death Residence Localities 
ZIP Code: 19602 
Localities: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania 
West Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania

But could this be the same one?  Did she move from Canada to New Jersey?

Candidate 2

There was also a Nora WINDIATE who was born in the September quarter of 1889 in Cheltenham.  But this is probably not the same person since Nora WINDEATT was interviewed by Srigley in 1998.  Srigley's account doesn't state how old she was at the time of the interview but almost 100 seems unlikely.

MYSTERY SOLVED

[LATER] Yes, it looks like she moved from Canada to New Jersey. Here is the Border Crossings record from Family Search :

name: Nora Windeatt
arrival date: 23 Apr 1947
arrival port: Niagara Falls, New York,
age:
estimated birth year:
birth date:
birthplace: , Liverpool
birth country: England
gender: Female
race: English
last residence:
accompanied by: Daughter Norene
departure date:
departure port:
departure contact: Mother-in-law Mrs Robt Windeatt
arrival contact: Husband James
ship name:
airline:
record has photo?: N
nara publication title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
nara publication number: M1480
nara roll number: 162

And she turns out not to have been born a Windeatt but to have married one. The James she married was almost certainly, Jim, one of the sons of Robert WINDEATT of the Staverton tree (Uncle Bob) who was living in Canada earlier in the century.

Strangely, she seems to have arrived twice! This second record has her date of birth so she must have been 34 when she crossed over to the States from Canada and 85 when she was interviewed by Srigley. (n.b. Litherland is a suburb of Liverpool).

name: Norah Windeatt
arrival date: 03 Jul 1947
arrival port: Niagara Falls, New York,
age:
estimated birth year:
birth date: 04 Dec 1912
birthplace: , Litharland N Derby
birth country: England
gender: Female
race: English
last residence: -
accompanied by: Daughter Noreen
departure date: -
departure port: -
departure contact: Sister Mary Agnes
arrival contact: Husband James Goodman Windeatt
ship name: -
airline: -
record has photo?: N
nara publication title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
nara publication number: M1480
nara roll number: 162

"United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XPYZ-V3N : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Norah Windeatt, 1947.