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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 HeadstonesLouis Arthur Wix - Fernandina Beach, FL

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This zinc headstone marking the grave of Louis Arthur Wix is located in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 1/22/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSpanish-American War Memorial - Spearfish, South Dakota

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Spanish-American War memorial located in City Park in Spearfish, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/21/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMrs. A. A. Cushman - Fernandina Beach, FL

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This zinc headstone marking the grave of Mrs. A. A. Cushman is located in the Bosque Bello Cemetery in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 1/19/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesE.N. Ray - Stouts Creek Cemetery - Saltillo, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Eunice N. Ray, in Stouts Creek Cemetery, Saltillo, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Talley - Throckmorton Cemetery - Throckmorton, TX

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A zinc monument stands at the final resting place of John Talley, in Throckmorton Cemetery, Throckmorton, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/6/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWickham - Riverside Cemetery - Towanda, PA

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This monument has the names of a husband and wife, who lived long lives, and two children (grandchildren)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Ella Ruffin Henderson - Greenwood Cemetery - Hot Springs, AR

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Mary Ella Ruffin Henderson, in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Arkansas

date approved: 12/29/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGeorge J. Merel and Wife - Calvary Cemetery - Hot Springs, AR

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The final resting places of George J. Merel and his unnamed wife are marked by a simple zinc cross, in Calvary Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Arkansas

date approved: 12/25/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSarah (Curren) Draper - Corkery Cemetery, Huntley, Ontario

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Corkery Cemetery is at 1573 Corkery Road, Ottawa.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/17/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJoseph W. Wood - Sarcoxie, MO USA

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Zinc grave marker for Joseph W. Wood in Sarcoxie Cemetery, Jasper County, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Missouri

date approved: 12/13/2015

last visited: 12/12/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesDickinson - Somerset, NY

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Zinc marker memorializing the Dickinson family of Somerset, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: New York

date approved: 12/9/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHeath - Glenwood Cemetery - Port Dickinson, NY

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There is a GAR metal by the monument so he was probably in the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/5/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRidgway - Port Dickinson, NY

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This monument is in Glenwood Cemetery and has a date of 1912 on it, even though the last date of death is 1908.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/5/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohnson - McGraw, NY

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This monument is in the McGraw Rural Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/27/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesColborn - Glenwood Cemetery - Waverly, NY

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Mary Diana Colborn was beloved by all.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/24/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCollins-Reynolds - Preble, NY

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A smaller monument with a bird on top in Elmwood Cemetery. This has a surface treatment which gives it an almost stone appearance. There are flowers on the back. It is on stones and has thin sides.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesVan Buskirk - Preble, NY

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There are several Van Buskirk and VanBuskirk entries listed in the Elmwood Cemetery. This monument has a small marker next to it labelled "Father"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/18/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPotter - Elmwood Cemetery - Preble, NY

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There are 2 Potters in Find a Grave for Elmwood Cemetery. Since there is no text on the marker, this is as close as we can get to information about the Potters. Images include a wheat shaft, garlands and a rose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/16/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDe Voe - Afton, NY

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This monument in Glenwood Cemetery is somewhat removed from the other zinc monuments. There are two small markers next to the large monument.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/14/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHinman - Afton, NY

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This marker has several images but the only text is "Hinman". This is in Glenwood Cemetery near other zinc monuments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBrown - Afton, NY

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The Brown family monument is in Glenwood Cemetery near other zinc monuments. There are 2 small markers next to the monument, Lorancy and Mother.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesClapper - Afton, NY

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There are 2 children, 1 young adult, 3 older adults on the Clapper monument in the Glenwood Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/11/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFlorence Swope Skelton - Beaver, AR USA

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Zinc headstone for Florence Swope Skelton in Beaver Cemetery in Carroll County, Arkansas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Arkansas

date approved: 11/9/2015

last visited: 11/8/2015

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Zinc HeadstonesSarah S. Childs - Sanford, NY

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This zinc monument is in Sanford Cemetery, a small cemetery by the road, without a sign.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/7/2015

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBrower - Glenwood Cemetery - Afton, NY

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The Brower tombstone is one of four zinc monuments in the area. There is a Father and Mother plate near it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/7/2015

last visited: never

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