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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 HeadstonesAlpha O. McMillan - Edom Cemetery - Edom, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Alpha O. McMillan, in Edom Cemetery, Edom, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/23/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesOphelia I. Davidson - Frontier Red Hill Cemetery - Van Zandt County, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Ophelia I. Davidson, in historic Frontier Red Hill Cemetery, located in rural Van Zandt County, TX, on County Road 4915.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSusan French - Edom Cemetery - Edom, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Susan French, in Edom Cemetery, Edom, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJessie L. Heard - Edom Cemetery - Edom, TX

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/18/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDavis - White Rose Cemetery - Wills Point, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Sadie E. Davis, who died just days after delivering her son, Thalbert, who was also buried here after living only a few months.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/14/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesKeyes - West Windsor Cemetery - Windsor, NY

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This is a medium size marker with two people, Levi Keyes and his wife Sarah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/13/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWest Ave Cemetery, Canandaigua NY

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Interesting monument: one panel is missing, which allowed me to photograph the interior of the monument, showing foundry employee's markings for assembly! I doubt any other such photos exist. Wonderful documentation of these extraordinary monuments!

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tommy1k2

location: New York

date approved: 5/8/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesOllie C. Morgan - Bartlesville, OK USA

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Zinc grave marker for Ollie C. Morgan in White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MountainWoods

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 5/8/2017

last visited: 5/7/2017

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Zinc HeadstonesDibble cemetery, Bloomfield, NY

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A very small cemetery, privately maintained. This marker is in the last row, and is leaning, unfortunately. Much appreciation to the neighbors who look after these graves.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tommy1k2

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBaptist Hill NY cemetery, third zinc monument

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Baptist church cemetery in Bristol, NY; known as "Baptist Hill." This is the third zinc monument in this rather small cemetery. The other two are listed in a separate post.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tommy1k2

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBaptist Hill NY cemetery

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Baptist church cemetery in Bristol, NY; known as "Baptist Hill." Two zinc grave markers right next to each other, and unrelated. A third is nearby and listed in another post.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tommy1k2

location: New York

date approved: 5/7/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCodding family Zinc grave monument - Bristol Center, New York, USA

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Wonderful White Bronze (zinc) monument for Dea. Stephen A. Codding (d. 1886), his wife Mary Wilder (d. 1892), and two of their children: Stephen (d. 1833), and Nancy (d. 1853).

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tommy1k2

location: New York

date approved: 5/2/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHeeter - Roselawn Cemetery - Lewisburg, OH

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One of the many zinc headstones in Roselawn Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BuckeyeFinnigan

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/26/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWhite Triplets - Buffalo Gap Cemetery - Buffalo Gap, TX

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Three infants, triplet children of L.B. and M.A. White, are buried together in historic Buffalo Gap Cemetery, and their final resting place is marked by a zinc headstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/26/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesNull Family - Springboro Cemetery - Springboro, OH

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A large zinc headstone located in the historic section of the Springboro Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BuckeyeFinnigan

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/24/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJoseph Wallis Sr. Family -- Atkinson Cemetery, Chappell Hill TX

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Five members of the Joseph Wallis, Sr. family are buried under zinc tombstones and an undulating concrete slab, meant to signify the "scraped earth" burial tradition

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 4/24/2017

last visited: 3/13/2017

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Zinc HeadstonesSainsbury - Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario

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A zinc headstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSloan Family - Roselawn Cemetery - Lewisburg, OH

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One of several zinc headstones in the Roselawn Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BuckeyeFinnigan

location: Ohio

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: 4/17/2017

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Reyes and Mary Ponce Reyes - Tolomato Cemetery - St. Augustine, FL

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This zinc headstone marks the grave sites of two members of the Reyes Family in the Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 4/10/2017

last visited: never

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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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