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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 HeadstonesKostanca Drzewiecki - St. Teresa's Cemetery - Harrah, OK

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This zinc headstone is located among several others in St. Teresa's Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFrank Gawlik - St. Teresa's Cemetery - Harrah, OK

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St. Teresa's is a Catholic cemetery located in Harrah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesElias & Naomi Chapman - Eugene Masonic Cemetery - Eugene, OR

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The Chapman monument is located in Eugene Masonic Cemetery and among a few Zinc headstones located here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/17/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJulie A. Fender - Oddfellows Cemetery - Anderson, CA

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This is the only zinc headstone in this inactive pioneer cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 7/9/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesVeterans Memorial - Oakwood Cemetery - Redwood, NY

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Impressive zinc Civil War monument dedicated to those from the area who served in the Union Forces during the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 7/9/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAugust & Albert Kissel - Oakwood Cemetery - Redwood, NY

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Impressive zinc monument to August Kissel, local businessman and Civil War Veteran. His son Albert is also interred here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 7/9/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAnnie & Bessie Hines -- Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth TX

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The dual zinc tombstone of Annie and Bessie Hines, in Fort Worth's Oakwood Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 6/30/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

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Zinc HeadstonesOleva Charlotta Anderson -- Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth TX

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The zinc tombstone of Oleva Charlotta Anderson, in the City Cemetery area of Oakwood Cenetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 6/30/2016

last visited: 6/24/2016

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Zinc HeadstonesSargent Family - Brookfield Cemetery - Brookfield, MA

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The Sargent family has a zinc headstone with the names of four persons inscribed on four panels, one on each side of the monument. The monument is located in historic Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/30/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPeter and Margaret Haas - Redwood Cemetery - Redwood, NY

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Zinc Marker for Peter and Margaret Haas, who emigrated from Germany to New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJacob Smith - Redwood Cemetery - Redwood, NY

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Monument to Jacob Smith, located in Redwood Cemetery. NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRansford B.Wightman - Redwood Cemetery - Redwood, NY

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Large zinc monument dedicated to Ransford Wightman, a local Redwood resident, who died in 1891, aged 61 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 6/29/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBlaine Cemetary - George Franklin Dement — Blaine, WA

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George Franklin Dement died at sea in 1902. This was a common death in Blaine during this time as it was major fishing port on the Washington coast.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: Washington

date approved: 6/27/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesA.H. & F.H. Brown - Oak Hill Cemetery - Bellows Falls, VT

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A large, elaborate zinc headstone marks the grave of A.H. & F.H. Brown in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWoman's Relief Corps Civil War Monument - Oak Hill Cemetery - Bellows Falls, VT

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A zinc Civil War monument honoring our nation's heroes is located in Oak Hill Cemetery, off Pleasant Street in Bellows Falls, VT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Vermont

date approved: 6/26/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesShepherd, Wells - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY

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This grave is for William, Jane, and Mary Shepherd and Antoinette Wells. Antoinette is an infant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBurgess, Cowan - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY

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This is a family gravestone, the parents are Edwin and M. Louise Burgess. The children are Stephen Burgess and Clara Cowan. The husband of Clara is Fred.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/7/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDaniel Mac Connel - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY

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This grave is on the hill near the firemen's memorial.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/6/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFlett and Dearth - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY

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The grave has names for 3 Flett and one Dearth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/6/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEmerson E. Bissell and Others - Woodland Cemetery NE Div - Keene, NH

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This zinc monument for the Bissell family.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New Hampshire

date approved: 5/27/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHarrison W. Christian - Kingston Cemetery - Kingston, OK

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Harrison Walter Christian, in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, OK. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/22/2016

last visited: never

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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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