M.S.H.M.B.S. on gravestone #general


Suzanne Fialkoff
 

The initials M.S.H.M.B.S. appear at the top of my great-grandfather's
gravestone in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn. Can anyone tell me what they
stand for?

Thank you.

Sue Fialkoff
North Potomac, MD

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Roger Lustig
 

Sue: B. S. almost certainly stands for Burial Society. Check the
resources at jgsny.org to find one with the appropriate initials.

Roger Lustig
Princeton, NJ USA

Suzanne Fialkoff wrote:

The initials M.S.H.M.B.S. appear at the top of my great-grandfather's
gravestone in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn. Can anyone tell me what
they stand for?


Susan&David
 

Suzanne: Mount Sinai Hebrew Mutual Benefit Society.
Listed in "A Guide to YIVO's Landsmanschaftn Archive" by
Schwartz and Milamed. published by YIVO Institute 1986

David Rosen
Boston, MA

Suzanne Fialkoff wrote:
The initials M.S.H.M.B.S. appear at the top of my great-grandfather's
gravestone in Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn. Can anyone tell me what
they stand for?