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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.

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