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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 HeadstonesAlonzo Cornelison -- Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood TX

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The zinc tombstone for Alonzo Cornelison at peaceful Sherwood Cemetery in Sherwood TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: 12/27/2016

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Zinc HeadstonesLeard Family Headstone - Searletown, PEI

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Searletown Cemetery is a small country cemetery along Searletown Road (Highway 112) about 7 kilometres north of the Trans Canada Highway and not much further from Borden-Carlton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/21/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMillner Family Headstone, Charlottetown, PEI

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People's Cemetery Charlottetown is a fairly large nineteenth century cemetery located between St Peters Rd. and Kensington Rd. in Charlottetown.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRosalie Des Roches Headstone - Miscouche, PEI

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There is a beautiful old Catholic church with tall twin bell towers in front of this cemetery. It has been recently restored, leaving the church positively glowing in the daylight.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRayner Family Headstone - Summerside, PEI

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The oldest Anglican church building on Prince Edward Island and one of the oldest buildings in Summerside, this wood frame building was erected in the years 1838 to 1842. It is surrounded by its cemetery, probably older than the present church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBest Family Headstone - Lot 16, PEI

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Built on the grounds of the St. James Methodist Church, this old cemetery is still used, however infrequently, by the Methodists of Lot 16 and area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/20/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBessie Waugh Headstone - Summerside, PEI

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People's Cemetery is the major cemetery in Summerside, situated at the northeast corner of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Baker Headstone - Summerside, PEI

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People's Cemetery is the major cemetery in Summerside, situated at the northeast corner of the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJimmie Terry Headstone - Shediac Cape, NB

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Built in 1821-1822, St. Martin's in the Woods was the first Non Acadian church to be built in the Shediac area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Eliza Terry Headstone - Shediac Cape, NB

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Built in 1821-1822, St. Martin's in the Woods was the first Non Acadian church to be built in the Shediac area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesClinton Family Headstone - Fredericton, NB

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Wilmot Rural Cemetery, AKA the Hermitage Cemetery stretches along the north side of Woodstock Road in western Fredericton, New Brunswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHughes Family Headstone - Fredericton, NB

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Wilmot Rural Cemetery, AKA the Hermitage Cemetery stretches along the north side of Woodstock Road in western Fredericton, New Brunswick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFoshay Headstone - Lower Cape, NB

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With forest to the west and ocean to the east, this old country church and cemetery are somewhat isolated from the madding crowd.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: New Brunswick, Canada

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesDonovan Daughters Headstone - Columbia Falls, ME

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On the south side of Main Street, Great Hill Cemetery is on the western edge of the little village of Columbia Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMichael Foren Headstone - Columbia Falls, ME

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On the south side of Main Street, Great Hill Cemetery is on the western edge of the little village of Columbia Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Foren - Columbia Falls, ME

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On the south side of Main Street, Great Hill Cemetery is on the western edge of the little village of Columbia Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Pineo Headstone - Columbia Falls, ME

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On the south side of Main Street, Great Hill Cemetery is on the western edge of the little village of Columbia Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAmanda Pineo Headstone - Columbia Falls, ME

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On the south side of Main Street, Great Hill Cemetery is on the western edge of the little village of Columbia Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWass Family Headstone - Columbia Falls, ME

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On the south side of Main Street, Great Hill Cemetery is on the western edge of the little village of Columbia Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/17/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFrederic Webber Headstone - Bremen, ME

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Hillside Cemetery is the community cemetery for the little hamlet of Bremen, Maine. It lies on both sides of Highway 32, the Waldoboro Road, which passes through on its way to Pemaquid Point, famous for its lighthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMartin Family Headstone - Brunswick, ME

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Pine Grove Cemetery, is a fairly large burial ground just east of Brunswick, set off by a white fence that surrounds most of its perimeter. Within are just a couple of zinc headstones, though there are more than 3,100 interments here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/16/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesStuart Family Headstone - Machiasport, ME

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The Stuart Family Headstone is one of several zinc headstones in Church Hill Cemetery to the side and rear of the Machiasport First Congregational Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWaide Family Headstone - Machiasport, ME

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The Waide Family Headstone is one of several zinc headstones in Church Hill Cemetery to the side and rear of the Machiasport First Congregational Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWarren Family Headstone - Machiasport, ME

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The Warren Family Headstone is one of several zinc headstones in Church Hill Cemetery to the side and rear of the Machiasport First Congregational Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLaura Higgins Headstone - Machiasport, ME

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Laura Higgins' Headstone is one of several zinc headstones in Church Hill Cemetery to the side and rear of the Machiasport First Congregational Church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 2/15/2017

last visited: never

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