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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 HeadstonesC.M. Day - Pioneer Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc headstone for Charles M. Day

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Washington

date approved: 4/15/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHelen M. Garr - Woodlawn Cemetery - Columbia Falls, MT

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The headstone of Helen Garr is to be found in Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls, Montana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBuren Family - Pioneer Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc marker for a civil war veteran and his wife

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/11/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.M. Matthes - Pioneer Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc headstone marking the grave of J.M. Matthes

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFanny Shafer and two daughters - Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, IN.

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White Bronze monument for Fanny Shafer and two daughters - Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJacob W. Howver and family - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN

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White Bronze monument for Jacob W. Howver and family - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWilliam and Sarah Monroe - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for William and Sarah Monroe - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesChildren of N.B. & M. E. Ennis - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for Children of N.B. & M. E. Ennis - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesInfant of J. C. and Susannah Dwiggins - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for Infant of J. C. and Susannah Dwiggins - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPolley Family - Pioneer Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc marker for W.J. & Alvine Henry Polley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/27/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Colgan - Pioneer Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Zinc headstone marking the grave of John Colgan

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/27/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAgness M. Ambrose - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for Agness M. Ambrose - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLevi Cantrall Hull - Crosby Lake Cemetery - Starke, FL

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This zinc headstone marks the grave of Levi Cantrall Hull in the Crosby Lake Cemetery in Starke, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 3/25/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.D. Lowe - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

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Broken White Bronze marker for J.D. Lowe - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesD.V. Lowe - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

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White Bronze marker for D.V. Lowe - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFrankie Lowe - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

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White Bronze marker for Frankie Lowe - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesW.D. King - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

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White Bronze marker for W.D. King - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesD.H. Abbott - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

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White Bronze marker for D.H. Abbott - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPhilip and Sarah Hauck - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

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White Bronze marker for Philip and Sarah Hauck - Potts Cemetery, rural Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFrank Kellogg - Pioneer Cemetery - Salem, Oregon

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Monument to Frank Kellogg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/23/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ. P. and Dollie Biddle - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for J. P. and Dollie Biddle - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJackson and Margaret Parker - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for Jackson and Margaret Parker - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEmma Joseph Whitaker - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

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White Bronze monument for Emma Joseph Whitaker - Waynetown Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Snyder - Thompson Cemetery, Wayne Twp, Montgomery Co. IN

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Zinc memorial for John Snyder, at Thompson Cemetery, rural Wayne Twp, Montgomery County, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLydia Phillips and infant son Bertie - Wesley Chapel, Waynetown, IN

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Zinc memorial for Lydia A. Freeman, and infant son Bertie, Wesley chapel Cemetery, rural Waynetown, IN.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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