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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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To post a new Waymark in this category, please provide a description of the marker, and general area. Also include any and all names listed on the monument. If you know anything of the history of the marker, or the person(s) being memorialized, please include this as well. At least one picture of the headstone is required. The primary photo should NOT include you or your GPS in the photo. The more photos you can provide, the better. Coordinates (in the WGS84 format) should be taken near to the marker. If there are any barriers near the marker, please do not cross them to get coordinates. The Waymark's title should reflect the name on the marker, or the name of the cemetery, plus the location. (EX: "Anytown Cemetery - Anytown, State, USA", "John Smith - Mytown, Brazil", etc)
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Zinc HeadstonesThomas Langhorne - San Jose, CA

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A zinc head stone from Thomas Langhorne. The grave is located in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/23/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHolman Headstone - North Smithfield RI

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Located in the Slatersville Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

location: Rhode Island

date approved: 4/2/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesArchibald McIsaac - Old Port Medway Cemetery, Port Medway, NS

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The Archibald McIsaac headstone is one of three zinc headstones in the Old Port Medway Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 3/21/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ. T. Crouse - West Point, IN

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White bronze memorial or J.T Crouse at West Point Cemetery, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesChas G. Hall - West Point, IN

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Small white bronze marker for Chas G. Hall, at West Point Cemetery, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSarah C. Hall - West Point, IN

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Small white bronze marker for Sarah C. Hall, at West Point Cemetery, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc Headstones3 children of Minerva & Henry Hall - West Point, IN

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White bronze memorial for 3 children of Minerva & Henry Hall, at West Point Cemetery, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJehu D. Martin - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze memorial for Jehu D. Martin, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWilliam W. Johnson - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze memorial for William W. Johnson, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesKatie Chizum Howerton - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze memorial for Katie Chizum Howerton, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSamuel Kerr - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze memorial for Samuel Kerr, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesInfant Howerton - rural Fountain County, IN

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Small white bronze marker for Infant Howerton, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesA.B. Howerton - rural Fountain County, IN

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Small white bronze marker for A.B. Howerton, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.T. Howerton, and two daughters - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze memorial for J.T. Howerton, and two daughters, at Salem Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLee - Rose Hill Cemetery - Texarkana, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting places of four members of the Lee family, in historic Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/16/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRobert McFadden - Renwick United Church Cemetery - Linden, NS

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A very rural church, Renwick United is along Highway 6, 16 kilometres west of Pugwash and about 30 kilometres east of Amherst.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 3/12/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesInfant Darragh Children - Renwick United Church Cemetery - Linden, NS

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A very rural church, Renwick United is along Highway 6, 16 kilometres west of Pugwash and about 30 kilometres east of Amherst.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 3/11/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc Headstones3 Sons of J.B. & A. Busenbark - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for three sons of J.B. & A. Busenbark, at Ruppert Cemetery, south east of the city of Attica, next to Ruppert Road, a gravel road, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/9/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Temperance Duncan - Cornelius, Oregon

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This beautiful zinc headstone commemorates the life of Mary Temperance Duncan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dkestrel

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAgnes Bernard Rodgers - Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery - Texarkana, TX

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A zinc planter marks the final resting place of Agnes Bernard Rodgers, who appears to have been the first burial here in historic Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Texarkana, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/8/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAnderson Miller - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for Anderson W. Miller, at Greenbay Cemetery, north of the small town of Newtown, rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/7/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGeorge & Mary Snyder - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for George W. Snyder and his wife Mary, at Greenbay Cemetery, north of the small town of Newtown, rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/7/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLizzie Payne - Cedar Grove Cemetery - Kaufman County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Lizzie Payne, in historic Cedar Grove Cemetery, all that remains of Cedar Grove, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesNancy B. Payne - Cedar Grove Cemetery - Kaufman County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Nancy B. Payne, in historic Cedar Grove Cemetery, all that remains of Cedar Grove, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesR.T. Guinn - Evergreen Cemetery - Colorado Springs, CO

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Robert T. Guinn, in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Colorado

date approved: 2/18/2016

last visited: never

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