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American World War I Mothers’ Pilgrimage, 1930, Day County, South Dakota

 

In the late 1920s the War Department of the United States compiled a list of mothers and widows of deceased soldiers killed in World War I and offered to send them to their loved one's final resting place in Europe. This database contains the names those women who were entitled to make the pilgrimage, as shown by department records on 15 November 1929, for Day County, South Dakota

 

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Surname Deceased

First Name Deceased

Invitee

Relationship

City

Rank

Organization

Cemetery

Brady

Ray A.

Mrs. Jessie Brady

Mother

Waubay

PVT

Co. D,

362nd Infantry

Meuse-Argonne

Morehouse

Walter E.

Mrs. Florence A. Morehouse

Mother

Bristol

PVT

Co. D, 308th Infantry

Meuse-Argonne

Henning

Joe P.

Mrs. Martha Henning

Mother

Grenville

PVT

Co. B, 355th Infantry

Meuse-Argonne

 

Source:  List of Mothers and Widows of American Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Entitled to Make a Pilgrimage to War Cemeteries in Europe. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1930.