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Zinc Headstones
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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 HeadstonesS.A. Barclay - Perryman Cemetery - Forestburg, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the grave of Susan Ann Barclay, in historic Perryman Cemetery, Forestburg, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information on her name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/13/2014

last visited: 11/13/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesInfant Son/Burton - Verona Cemetery - Verona, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the grave of an infant who was born and died on the same day in 1899. Located in Verona Cemetery, Verona, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesW. Allen McMillen - Murphy Cemetery - Murphy, TX

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Zinc headstone for William Allen McMillen, in historic Murphy Cemetery, Murphy, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: 9/4/2013

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Zinc HeadstonesPoynter - Murphy Cemetery - Murphy, TX

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Zinc headstone shared by two Poynter children, Mettie Bell and Clenton, in historic Murphy Cemetery, Murphy, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/5/2014

last visited: 9/4/2013

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Zinc HeadstonesTay Cooke - Linden Cemetery - Linden, IN

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This is the only white bronze, or zinc marker, that we found in this cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/27/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWilliam Tribby and son George - Romney Cemetery - Romney, IN

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This is the only white bronze, or zinc marker, that we found in the Romney Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesZinc - James Richardson Memorial

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A 5 ft tall spire, plinthed, with 1 plaque and a vase top.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCordie Jordan - Little Elm Cemetery - Little Elm, TX

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Zinc monument for Cordie Jordan, in Little Elm Cemetery, Little Elm, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/24/2014

last visited: 10/23/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesDavid R Lewis - Iowa City, IA, USA

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David R Lewis Zinc Headstone

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member c_dog

location: Iowa

date approved: 10/20/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesThomas A. Sherwood - Mountain Home Cemetery - Kalamazoo, MI

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Zinc monument for Thomas Sherwood, in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesGregory Family - Old Turkey Run - Wingate, IN

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This white bronze marker for James, Martha and Mary Gregory, is located at the Old Turkey Run Cemetery, about one mile south of the small town of Wingate, in Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 10/10/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesS.B Kemp Post #108 G.A.R. Civil War Monument - Olcott Beach, NY

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The S.B Kemp Post #108 G.A.R. Civil War Monument is located on Lockport Street in the center of Olcott Beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 10/8/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.J. Gibbs - Oakwood Cemetery - Fort Worth, TX

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Zinc headstone for J.J. Gibbs, in historic Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: 10/5/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.H. Reed - Oakwood Cemetery - Fort Worth, TX

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Zinc headstone for J.H. Reed, in historic Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: 10/5/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesFreschl/Koelsch - Mountain Home Cemetery - Kalamazoo, MI

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Zinc monument for sisters, Beatrice and Ethel Freschl, as well as Wilhelmine Koelsch, in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 10/7/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesLilly Post #66 G.A.R. Monument - Syracuse, NY

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The Lilly Post #66 G.A.R. Monument is located in section 32 of Woodlawn Cemetery, 800 Grant Boulevard, Syracuse, NY.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 10/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesW.L. Gregg - Oakwood Cemetery - Fort Worth, TX

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A simple zinc headstone marks the grave of W.L. Gregg, in historic Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/2/2014

last visited: 10/1/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Guertler - Oakwood Cemetery - Fort Worth, TX

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Zinc monument for John Guertler, in historic Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/2/2014

last visited: 10/1/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesMargaret and George Johnson - Pleasant Ridge Cemetery - Sunnyvale, TX

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Zinc monument for Margaret F. and George Johnson -- her son, presumably -- in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sunnyvale, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/2/2014

last visited: 10/1/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesBabcock - Mountain Home Cemetery - Kalamazoo, MI

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Zinc monument for Marvin and Mary Babcock, in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/18/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesJosephine Howver and baby - Newtown Cemetery - Newtown, Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for Josephine Howver and baby, at Newtown Cemetery, in Newtown, Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJames & Rebecca Hatten - Newtown Cemetery - Newtown, Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for James & Rebecca Hatten, at Newtown Cemetery, in Newtown, Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLaurence Hawes - Mountain Home Cemetery - Kalamazoo, MI

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Zinc monument for Laurence Hawes, in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: 9/4/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesIronmonger - Elmwood Cemetery - Detroit, MI

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Zinc monument for Mabel Ironmonger, her brother, Edward, and their father, Edward, in historic Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: 9/6/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Powell Price - Council Corners Cemetery - rural Cherokee County, Ks.

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This small obelisk zinc marker is located in the Council Corners Cemetery - NE Coalfield and NE 50th in rural Cherokee County, Ks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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