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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 HeadstonesArchibald Woodard - Virgil, NY

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This zinc marker is in the Virgil Rural Cemetery in Virgil, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/21/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAmos Leech - Virgil, NY

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Amos Leech is in the Old Virgil Cemetery. Clarissa Leech is in the other side.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJames Deviney - San Francisco, CA

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A zinc headstone to James Deviney at the San Francisco National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn B. Miller - Virgil Rural Cemetery, Virgil, NY

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This marker has several members of the Miller family listed. John B. Miller is on one side. J.B. Miller is at the base.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesA.J. Hardin - Howell Cemetery - Van Zandt County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of an infant, A.J. Hardin, in Howell Cemetery, located off of FM 751 and Van Zandt County Rd 3817, north of Wills Point in rural Van Zandt County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary A. Sanders - Rose Hill Cemetery - Ardmore, OK

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Mary A. Sanders, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, OK.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/11/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesN.B. Rains - Edom Cemetery - Edom, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Napoleon Bonparte Rains, in Edom Cemetery, Edom, TX. Thanks to Findagrave (see Website) for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/1/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesL.B. Hinds - Edom Cemetery - Edom, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of L.B. Hinds, in Edom Cemetery, Edom, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/1/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFreidrich Kasper - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 6/1/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWalton Family - Little Lake Cemetery - Peterborough, ON

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Zinc monument remembering the Walton family, located in Little Lake Cemetery in Peterborough.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/30/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHerman E. Shaw - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAileen L. Shaw - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWalter P. Craig - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary E. Craig - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRobert A. Craig - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEliza F. Kasper - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesR. M. Cannon - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDaryl Keith Leventon - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJames R. Myers - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAndrew J. Eades - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCharlie G. Eades - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesIsom H. Eades - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGranville Eades - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAda S. Eades - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRosanna J. Eades - Lookout, CA

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One of many zinc headstones within Lookout Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: California

date approved: 5/29/2017

last visited: never

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