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Zinc Headstones
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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 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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Zinc HeadstonesWilhelm Carl Brandt - Elliott Grove Cemetery - Brunswick, Mo.

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This small obelisk style zinc marker is located in the south portion of the Elliott Grove Cemetery - north of Brunswick, Mo., west of Fort Orleans Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn T. Hartman - Elliott Grove Cemetery - Brunswick, Mo.

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This pagoda style zinc marker is located in the south portion of the Elliott Grove Cemetery - north of Brunswick, Mo., west of Fort Orleans Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDr. John F. Cunningham - Elliott Grove Cemetery - Brunswick, Mo.

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This obelisk style zinc marker is locarted in the south central portion of the Elliott Grove Cemetery north of Brunswick, Mo. west of Fort Orleans Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/29/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn S. Smith - Elmira, NY

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A monument for members of the Smith family who died 1863, 1864, 1880, 1884.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesElizabeth C. Roberts - Oakland Memorial Park - Terrell, TX

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A zinc headstone is at the final resting place of Elizabeth C. Roberts, in historic Oakland Memorial Park, Terrell, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMrs. Missourie Bolton - Post Oak Cemetery - Glen Rose, TX.

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A zinc marker stands at the final resting place of Mrs. Missourie Bolton, in historic Post Oak Cemetery, north of Glen Rose, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/31/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMrs. Mary A. Bolton - Post Oak Cemetery - Glen Rose, TX

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A zinc marker stands at the final resting place of Mrs. Mary A. Bolton, in historic Post Oak Cemetery, north of Glen Rose, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/31/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMoses Monroe Louder - Blackland Cemetery - Blackland, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Moses Monroe Louder, in Blackland Cemetery, a Historic Texas Cemetery in Blackland, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/29/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHannah M. Blair - Mount Zion Cemetery - Rockwall, TX

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A zinc headstone is at the final resting place of Hannah M. Blair, in historic Mount Zion Cemetery, Rockwall, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/27/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFamille Dandurand, Saint-Timothée, Qc

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Il y a une pierre tombale en zinc dans le cimetière de Saint-Timothée / A zinc headstone located in the Saint-Timothée cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 5/18/2015

last visited: 5/20/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesDaisy Emily Nicholl - Jacksonville, FL

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This zinc headstone marking the grave of Daisy Emily Nicholl is located in the Mandarin Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 5/16/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZINC - Fitzpatrick Family Monument - St. Marys Cemetery - LeRay, NY

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This Fitzpatrick Family Monument is a sturdy spire, 'carved' plinthed, and topped with a large vase.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12

location: New York

date approved: 5/10/2015

last visited: 5/9/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesMorgan O'Neil - Jacksonville, FL

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This zinc headstone marking the grave of Morgan O'Neil is located in the historic Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 5/5/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesNancy Belle Minor - Janesville Cemetery - Janesville, CA

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This is the only zinc headstone in this pioneer cemetery and of a mother and infant daughter.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/30/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAnne W. Perham - Redding Memorial Park - Redding, CA

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Anne W. Perham's grave is located in the oldest part of Redding Memorial Park, first established in 1879 as an I.O.O.F. cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 4/21/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBallard/Parish - College Mound Cemetery - College Mound, TX

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A zinc headstone is at the final resting place of two children, Jonathan B. Ballard and Thomas J. Parish, in College Mound Cemetery, College Mound, TX, southeast of Terrell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/17/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesT.C. Mackey - College Mound Cemetery - College Mound, TX

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A zinc headstone is at the final resting place of Tabitha Catherine Lindsey, in College Mound Cemetery, College Mound, TX, southeast of Terrell. Thanks to Findagrave for information about her name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/17/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesR. E. O. Hogue - Oaklawn Cemetery - Batesville, Ar.

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This four-foot spire type zinc marker is located in the Oaklawn Cemetery - Sydney St and Myers Avenue in Batesville, Arkansas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Arkansas

date approved: 4/17/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFoster G. Sager - Albury, ON

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Zinc gravemarker of 8 Year old Foster Sager, who is buried in Albury, ON.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMaud Z. Hayes - Cassville, MO USA

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Zinc grave marker for Mary Z. Hayes in Corinth Cemetery near Cassville in Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/15/2015

last visited: 4/12/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesJames H. Edwards - Old Chatfield Cemetery - Chatfield, TX

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A zinc marker is at the final resting place of James Henry Edwards, in the Old Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2015

last visited: never

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