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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 HeadstonesCharlie C. McKamy - Frankford Cemetery - Dallas, TX

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Zinc monument for Charlie C. McKamy, in historic Frankford Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSamuel Merrill - Wyuka Cemetery - Lincoln, Nebraska

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This small, three foot four-sided marker is located near the "O" Street Entrance of the Wyuka Cemetery - 3600 O Street in Lincoln, Ne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Nebraska

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesL.G. Schwarble - Dallas Cemetery - Dallas, Oregon

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Zinc headstone for L.G. Schwarble

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/10/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMinnie F. Cornoyer - St. Barbara Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc headstone for Minnie Fontaine Cornoyer

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHuckestein Children - St. Barbara Cemetery, Salem, Oregon

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Zinc marker for two children

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFredrick W. Yannke - St. Barbara Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc headstone for Fredrick Yannke and children

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Eckerlen - St. Barbara Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc marker for Mary Eckerlen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZINC - Hall Family Monument - Kars, Ontario

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A 5 ft tall spire, plinthed, with 3 plaques and a vase top. Frances' is of a different metal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: 7/2/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesSarah Hesler and infant child - Bonebrake Cemetery, Veedersburg, IN

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White bronze marker for Sarah C, wife of, and an infant child of, Austin Hesler, in Bonebrake Cemetery, near Veedersbuerg, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesIla Boggs and infant daughter Indiana - Veedersburg, IN

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White bronze marker for Ila and Indiana, wife and infant daughter, of George Boggs, in Bonebrake Cemetery, near Veedersbuerg, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFlorence Hesler - Bonebrake Cemetery, Veedersburg, IN

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White bronze marker for Florence, infant child of James and Amanda Hesler, in Bonebrake Cemetery, near Veedersbuerg, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDora & Wallace Hesler - Bonebrake Cemetery, Veedersburg, IN

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White bronze marker for Dora and Wallace, children of James and Amanda Hesler, in Bonebrake Cemetery, near Veedersbuerg, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAustin W. Warner - Plains, MT

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Austin Warner is resting in the Plains Cemetery in Plains, Montana. The Plains Cemetery is less than a mile north of Plains on Clayton Street, which runs north from the centre of the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZ. M. Haynes - Deer Lodge, MT

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Z. M. Haynes was laid to rest in the Hillcrest cemetery in Deer Lodge, Powell County, Montana in 1887.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAlmeda V. Hill - Somers MT

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Almeda Hill's gravesite and headstone are in the Bethel Cemetery, which is on North Somers Road, about 2 miles north of Somers, MT.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLongly-Demars-Merrick - Missoula, MT

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This zinc headstone is shared among Guy L. Longly, Rose Longly, Joseph DeMars and John H. Merrick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesN.E. Vernon - Wisner Cemetery, Linn County, Oregon

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Zinc marker for N.E. Vernon

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPolly Morgan - Poplar Grove Cemetery, Marshall, IN

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This is a white bronze or zinc marker for Polly Myers, wife of Wyatt Morgan. She is buried in the older section of the Poplar Grove cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAllen Hicks - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a white bronze marker for Allen Hicks and his daughter Mary J., at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMillie Kinkead - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a white bronze marker for Millie Kinkead, at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesThomas F. Doyel & his Children - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a white bronze marker for Thomas F. Doyel & his Children, at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesN.A. Doyel - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a very small simple white bronze marker for N.A. Doyel, at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesT.A. Doyel - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a very small simple white bronze marker for T.A. Doyel, at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDavis Children - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a smaller white bronze marker for the Davis children, Mary M., John W. and Amanda M., at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesA.R. & Nancy Keys - Indian Creek Hill Cemetery - rural Montgomery County, IN

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This is a smaller white bronze marker for A.R. & wife, Nancy Keys, at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, in rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 6/29/2014

last visited: never

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