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The Online Genealogist: What was a G.S.M from an obit?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I was reading an obituary for my grandmother's aunt who died in 1926.  She was listed in her obituary as a honored member of the G.S.M. after losing her son in the Great War.  What does G.S.M. stand for?                                                                                                                         Answer:  The abbreviation of G.S.M. should mean Gold Star Mother.  This would reflect the reference of her son dying in World War I, also called the Great War.

Posted by David Lambert at 10/15/2012 11:54:55 PM | 


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