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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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To post a new Waymark in this category, please provide a description of the marker, and general area. Also include any and all names listed on the monument. If you know anything of the history of the marker, or the person(s) being memorialized, please include this as well. At least one picture of the headstone is required. The primary photo should NOT include you or your GPS in the photo. The more photos you can provide, the better. Coordinates (in the WGS84 format) should be taken near to the marker. If there are any barriers near the marker, please do not cross them to get coordinates. The Waymark's title should reflect the name on the marker, or the name of the cemetery, plus the location. (EX: "Anytown Cemetery - Anytown, State, USA", "John Smith - Mytown, Brazil", etc)
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Zinc HeadstonesGeorge Olford Keast - Thornbury Clarksburg Union Cemetery - Thornbury, ON

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Large memorial to George Keast, who died in 1883.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/30/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJoseph A. Kiser - Seattle, WA

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One of many zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/30/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesIsaac Woollen - Seattle, WA

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One of many zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJames F. Patterson - Seattle, WA

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One of many zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWilmer and Mary Palmer - Seattle, WA

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One of many zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMercer Family - Seattle, WA

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The largest and most famous of all the zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLouise Christkautz - Seattle, WA

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One of many zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLizzie J. Perkins Dudley - Seattle, WA

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One of a number of zinc headstones in Lake View Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesColman Family - Seattle, WA

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This zinc headstone mentions an assassination as the cause of death for the Colman family patriarch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Washington

date approved: 3/29/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDouglas-Cowsar-Hood - Oakwood Cemetery- Tyler TX.

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Oakwood Cemetery located W Oakwood St, Tyler, TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Texas

date approved: 3/25/2017

last visited: 3/28/2017

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Zinc HeadstonesW.S. Worrel - Whitewright Cemetery - Whitewright, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of W.S. Worrel, in Whitewright Cemetery, Whitewright, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/24/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLaura M.R. White - Virginia Point Cemetery - Savoy, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Laura M.R. White in Virginia Point Cemetery, north of Savoy, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPhebe Truesdell - Pratt Cemetery, Harpursville, NY

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There is an image of a woman in robes on the back with a poem. There is the same decorative border on each side.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 3/10/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGeorge and Mary Briner - Jackson County, OR

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One of two zinc headstones within Stearns Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/6/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAlbert M. Neal - Jackson County, OR

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One of two zinc headstones within Stearns Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/6/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRaymond L. Turnidge - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Lang - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLevi Morris - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHolland & Lydia A. Williams - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAmelia A. Willey - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAlice R. Gibson - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDaniel H. Wimer - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSeth U. Alfred - Ashland, OR

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One of a number of zinc headstones within Ashland Pioneer Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesElizabeth Applegate - Ashland, OR

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Elizabeth Applegate was the wife of Ashland Cemetery's most famous internment, Anthony Lindsey Applegate for which the historic Applegate Trail is named after.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSarah S. Wright - Jackson County, OR

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One of a few zinc headstones located within Hill Dunn Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2017

last visited: never

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