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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 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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Zinc HeadstonesConstable William Hamilton Lowe - Cawston, British Columbia

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Constable Lowe's headstone is set apart in a far corner of the Cawston Cemetery. We have visited over 100 cemeteries in Canada, and this is the first zinc headstone we found.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 3/30/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCampbell – Montrose, Missouri

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Zinc headstone in the Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/23/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc headstone in the Montrose Cemetery near Montrose, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/23/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc headstone in the Montrose Cemetery near Montrose, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 3/23/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGertrude and Claud Cubley - Oakwood Cemetery - Corsicana, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of two children, Gertrude and Claud Cubley, in historic Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSmith, Smith, and Shelton - Mount Olive Cemetery - Scurry, TX

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A small zinc monument marks the final resting places of Mary M. Smith, V.C. Smith, and Sallie Myrtle Shelton, in Mount Olive Cemetery, Scurry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEddie West - Mount Olive Cemetery - Scurry, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Eddie West, in Mount Olive Cemetery, Scurry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/24/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohnnie Deen - Mount Olive Cemetery - Scurry, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Johnnie Deen, in Mount Olive Cemetery, Scurry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/22/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLemuel M. Barker - Mount Olive Cemetery - Scurry, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Lemuel M. Barker, in Mount Olive Cemetery, Scurry, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary M. Spicer, James C. Spicer - New Salem Cemetery, Seligman, MO

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Zinc headstone for a mother and a son in the New Salem Graveyard near Seligman in rural Barry County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: 2/14/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesIsabella Chapman - Annetta Cemetery - Annetta, TX

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A zinc headstone is at the final resting place of Isabella Chapman, in historic Annetta Cemetery, Annetta, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: 2/12/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesFannie E. Chew - Annetta Cemetery - Annetta, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Fannie E. Chew, in historic Annetta Cemetery, Annetta, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/18/2015

last visited: 2/12/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesSarah L. Anderson - Covington Cemetery - Covington, TX

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A small zinc monument marks the final resting place of Sarah L. Anderson, in Covington Cemetery, Covington, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/9/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.R. Swayze - Cottonwood Cemetery - Cottonwood, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Jesse R. Swayze, in historic Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, TX. Mr. Swayze was the first burial in the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/5/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesKatharina Wurster - Greenbush Cemetery - Lafayette, IN

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White bronze marker for Katharina Wurster, at Greenbush Cemetery, in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFannie Hunsaker - Croxton Memorial Park - Grants Pass, OR

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This zinc headstone is the only one among a number of pioneer graves located within this former cemetery, now a city park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEdward Hanks - Linkville Pioneer Cemetery - Klamath Falls, OR

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This zinc headstone resides within the Linkville Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLewis Family - Linkville Pioneer Cemetery - Klamath Falls, OR

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This zinc headstone resides within the Linkville Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 1/2/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGerald Maitlen - Sandpoint, Idaho

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Gerald Maitlen. He is interred in the Lakeview Cemetery located on S. Davidson Avenue in the south end of Sandpoint, Idaho

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/31/2014

last visited: never

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