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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 HeadstonesSterling 'Lake' Tarpley - Bethel Cemetery - Frisco, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Sterling "Lake" Tarpley, in Bethel Cemetery, Frisco, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWeese-Parliament Families - Albury, ON

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Zinc marker representing several pioneering families in the Albury area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCorby - Conklin Cemetery, Conklin, NY

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This zinc gravemarker towers over Conklin Cemetery with its statue of a robed woman with a book and one arm in the air.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMecham Siblings - Price City Cemetery - Price, UT

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of two brothers, Floyd and Brigham Bovee Mecham, in Price City Cemetery, Price, UT.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Utah

date approved: 10/29/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAdele Hall - San Antonio National Cemetery - San Antonio, Tx

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This small zinc marker is located in the entry rotary in the San Antonio National Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Texas

date approved: 10/17/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLeo Victor Cecil & Irma Pearl Bull - Woodstock, NB

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Standing along the east side of River Road (Highway 165), Christ Anglican Church is surrounded by the large Anglican cemetery, the original cemetery in the Woodstock area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 10/15/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Hayes - Union Hill Cemetery - Cooke County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Mary Hayes, in Union Hill Cemetery, near Custer City in rural Cooke County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/30/2016

last visited: 9/30/2016

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Zinc HeadstonesH.M. Beach - Sadler Cemetery - Sadler, TX

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A zinc monument is at the final resting place of Harriet M. (Dawson) Beach, in historic Sadler Cemetery, Sadler, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBryant - Sadler Cemetery - Sadler, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Jesse P. and Rosa L. Bryant, in historic Sadler Cemetery, Sadler, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAmericous Beach - Sadler Cemetery - Sadler, TX

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A small zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Americous Beach, in historic Sadler Cemetery, Sadler, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesOllie L. Vaughan - Nevada Cemetery - Nevada, TX

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A zinc headstone is at the final resting place of Ollie L. Vaughan, in historic Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, TX. It's pronounced "nuh-VAY-duh."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/1/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesElizabeth Foote - Millwood Cemetery - Millwood, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Elizabeth Foote, in historic Millwood Cemetery, about all that remains of Millwood, TX, southeast of Lavon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/28/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.W. Foote - Millwood Cemetery - Millwood, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of John Wesley Foote, in historic Millwood Cemetery, about all that remains of Millwood, TX, southeast of Lavon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/28/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesVirginia A. Eubanks - Millwood Cemetery - Millwood, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Virginia A. Eubanks, in historic Millwood Cemetery, about all that remains of Millwood, TX, southeast of Lavon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/25/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDeborah Lilly - Lilly Cemetery, Castle Creek, NY

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This is one of two zinc grave markers in this cemetery. Both are simple small markers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/29/2016

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Cunningham - Lilly Cemetery, Castle Creek, NY

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This is a small zinc grave marker. It is a second marker, the other is stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/29/2016

last visited: never

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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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