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From: "Drew Smith" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] military discharge papers
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:12:21 -0400
As early as 1919, I can find a reference to "World War Veterans"
(capitalized just like that) in the New York Times. Between 1919 and 1930,
there were over 1000 references to "world war veterans" in the New York
Times, but only 189 references to "great war veterans".
From: Charles S. Mason, Jr. [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] military discharge papers
Alvie and Juvanne,
I will stick my neck out here and say that I doubt that in the 1930 census
would have had WW for World War. WW I was known as the Great War during the
war and as far as I know until WW II started in the late 1930s early 1940s.
I am not sure exactly when the term began to be used. So in 1930 the
enumerator would not have know that there was a WW I.