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Zinc Headstones
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Description:
This category is for listing Zinc, or "White Bronze" headstones and war memorials. These markers can be found throughout North America, and are easily recognized by their bluish-gray color, and raised lettering.
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Zinc, or "White Bronze" headstones and markers can be found throughout North America. Headstones are the most common use for these markers. There are also a few war memorials, mainly Civil War, made of Zinc that are acceptable in this category. They are rare in that they were only produced from the mid 1870's through 1912, and only by one company. All of these markers were produced by a company founded in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1881 Bridgeport set up its first subsidiary, in Detroit. Later, it also opened plants in Philadelphia, New Orleans, St. Thomas, Ontario, Des Moines and Chicago.

They are made of cast zinc, which allowed them to be produced and shipped around the world less expensively, as compared to more traditional stone monuments. Unfortunately this was also their downfall. Many people felt that because they were so inexpensive, that it would not be proper to remember their loved ones with such a monument. The headstones eventually gained the euphemism "White Bronze," in place of “zinc,” by sales people who wanted to make them seem more attractive to the public.

In purchasing one of these, a person would select a general monument type and style. They then could customize all of the four sides of the monument, if they wished, with a plate which was screwed to the headstone using decorative screws. The plates typically list the name of the deceased, along with date of birth, date of death, and relationships to others who may be buried in the same plot.

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Zinc HeadstonesMary A. Irvine - Irvine Family Cemetery - Terrell, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Mary A. Irvine in the historic Irvine Family Cemetery -- aka "The Old Graveyard" and "The Pioneer Cemetery" -- at Polk and New Hope Streets, Terrell, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWm. W. Marenous - Harpursville, NY

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A tall zinc headstone for Wm. and Janette Marenous with an image of 2 hands clasped and a cross with roses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRookey A. Roddy - Elm Grove Cemetery - Roddy, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Rookey A. Roddy, in historic Elm Grove Cemetery, Roddy, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary M. Johnson - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery - Sunnyvale, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Mary M. Johnson, in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sunnyvale, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPhoebe White - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery - Sunnyvale, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Phoebe White, in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sunnyvale, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAaron and Mary J. Harlan - Lawrence Cemetery - Lawrence, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting places of Aaron and Mary J. Harlan, in historic Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZINC - MCMULLEN, Truro, Nova Scotia

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A small zinc marker in Robie Stree Cemetery (Truro Cemetery), Truro, Nova Scotia dedicated to members of the MCMULLEN family

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Falach-fead

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZINC - MCMULLEN, Truro, Nova Scotia

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A zinc headstone in Robie Street Cemetery (also known as Truro Cemetery), Truro, Nova Scotia. This one is dedicated to members of the MCMULLEN family.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Falach-fead

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZINC - NELSON, Truro, Nova Scotia

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Two small zinc markers in Robie Stree Cemetery (Truro Cemetery), Truro, Nova Scotia. One is dedicated to Frank W. NELSON and a second zinc marker beside it which is most likely for his grandmother given they are the same design and period.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Falach-fead

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/19/2015

last visited: never

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A zinc headstones in Robie Street Cemetery (also known as Truro Cemetery), Truro, Nova Scotia. This one is dedicated to members of the YOULD family.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Falach-fead

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/19/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZINC - DOWNIE, Truro, Nova Scotia

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A zinc headstones in Robie Street Cemetery (also known as Truro Cemetery), Truro, Nova Scotia. This one is dedicated to members of the DOWNIE family.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Falach-fead

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 7/19/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWilliam Franklin Belyeu - Lawrence Cemetery - Lawrence, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of William Franklin Belyeu, in historic Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/17/2015

last visited: never

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Located in Pine Grove Cemetery in Whitinsville

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/17/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary M. Farmer - Lawrence Cemetery - Lawrence, TX

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A small zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Mary M. Farmer, in historic Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrence, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEdward Olorus Olson - Four Mile Cemetery - Mabank, TX

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A small zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Edward Olorus Olson, in Four Mile Cemetery, near Mabank, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesClara Amelia Knudson - Four Mile Cemetery - Mabank, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Clara Amelia Knudson, in Four Mile Cemetery, near Mabank, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMerritt - Maple Leaf Cemetary, Chatham Ontario

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A zinc headstone marks the grave of members of the Merritt family in Maple Leaf Cemetary, Chatham Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/9/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBlackmore - Maple Leaf Cemetary, Chatham Ontario

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A zinc headstone marks the grave of members of the Blackmore family in Maple Leaf Cemetary, Chatham Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/9/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBall - Maple Leaf Cemetary - Chatham Ontario

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A zinc headstone marks the grave of members of the Ball family in Maple Leaf Cemetary, Chatham Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/9/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAnderson Boggs - Oakland Memorial Park - Terrell, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Anderson Boggs, in historic Oakland Memorial Park, Terrell, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/5/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCharles Turney - Woodstock, NB, Canada

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One of two zinc stones in the Methodist Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AutisticMajor

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 7/5/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRev. Andrew Cumming - Dry Creek Cemetery - Kaufman County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Reverend Andrew Cumming, in historic Dry Creek Cemetery, near Poetry in rural Kaufman County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSusan M. Cumming - Dry Creek Cemetery - Kaufman County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Susan M. Cumming, in historic Dry Creek Cemetery, near Poetry in rural Kaufman County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEmily M. Kane - Dry Creek Cemetery - Kaufman County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Emily M. Kane, in historic Dry Creek Cemetery, near Poetry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/2/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesReeves Family - Belleville Cemetery - Belleville, ON

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Large zinc monument dedicated to the Reeves family of Belleville, ON.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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