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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 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: never

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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: never

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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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Zinc HeadstonesG.W. Youngblood - Scotts Prairie Cemetery - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for G.W. Youngblood, at Scotts Prairie Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHarris Philpott - Scotts Prairie Cemetery - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for Harris Philpott, at Scotts Prairie Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEleanor M. & Lorenzo Dow Booe - Scotts Prairie Cemetery - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for Eleanor M. & Lorenzo Dow Booe, at Scotts Prairie Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMary Powers & infant son Albert - Rockfield Cemetery - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze headstone for Mary Powers and her infant son Albert, at Rockfield Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 9/3/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesH.S. Edwards children - Dry Run Cemetery - Mellott, Fountain County, IN

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White bronze marker for the H.S. Edwards children, at Dry Run Cemetery, south east of the town of Mellott, in Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Rivers - Dry Run Cemetery - Mellott, Fountain County, IN

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White bronze marker for John Rivers, at Dry Run Cemetery, south east of the town of Mellott, in Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBenjamin & Nancy Wade and children - Dry Run Cemetery - Mellott, Fountain County, IN

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White bronze marker for Benjamin & Nancy Wade and their children, at Dry Run Cemetery, south east of the town of Mellott, in Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMarion P. Gardner - Dry Run Cemetery - Mellott, Fountain County, IN

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White bronze marker for Marion P. Gardner, at Dry Run Cemetery, south east of the town of Mellott, in Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSoldiers and Sailors Monument - Athol, MA

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The Soldiers and and Sailors Monument in Athol, MA is located in the near the center road of Highland Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/25/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesSamuel Stewart - North Nissouri Cemetery, West Nissouri, Ontario

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The North Nissouri Cemetery is located at 24058 Fairview Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 8/16/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAnnie L. Crain - Mace Cemetery - Mace, IN

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Small White bronze marker for Annie L. Crain, at Mace Cemetery, in the unincorporated small town of Mace, in Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/14/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAlexander Clossin - Mace Cemetery - Mace, IN

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White bronze marker for Alexander Clossin, at Mace Cemetery, in the unincorporated small town of Mace, in Montgomery County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/14/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesW.D. Howells - Lebo, Ks.

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This ten foot zinc obelisk is located in the Lincoln Cemetery - Emmer and Broadway west of Lebo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 8/11/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesStephen and Maria Ogden - Lebo, Ks.

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This larger zinc marker is located in the Lincoln Cemetery - Emmer and Broadway west of Lebo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Kansas

date approved: 8/11/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesQuigle Family - Union Christian Church - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze, or Zinc marker, for the Quigle Family at the Union Christian Church Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesThomas Wright - Union Christian Church - rural Fountain County, IN

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White bronze, or Zinc marker, for Thomas Wright at the Union Christian Church Cemetery, in rural Fountain County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kc9pdy

location: Indiana

date approved: 8/5/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRichard Burgess Gleeson - North Nissouri Cemetery, West Nissouri, Ontario

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The North Nissouri Cemetery is located at 24058 Fairview Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/31/2014

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCharlie C. McKamy - Frankford Cemetery - Dallas, TX

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Zinc monument for Charlie C. McKamy, in historic Frankford Cemetery, Dallas, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: 7/23/2014

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Zinc HeadstonesSamuel Merrill - Wyuka Cemetery - Lincoln, Nebraska

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This small, three foot four-sided marker is located near the "O" Street Entrance of the Wyuka Cemetery - 3600 O Street in Lincoln, Ne.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Nebraska

date approved: 7/27/2014

last visited: 8/24/2014

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