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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 HeadstonesMock - McWright Cemetery - Kellogg, TX

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of three children of Emmett Jefferson and Mary Blanche Mock, in McWright Cemetery, Kellogg, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2018

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMrs. Elizabeth Holt -- Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda TX

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The zinc headstone for Mrs. Elizabeth Holt at historic Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: 12/30/2011

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn Plunkett -- Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda TX

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The zinc headstone for John Plunkett at historic Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: 12/30/2011

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn F. Dale -- Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda TX

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The zinc headstone for John F. Dale at historic Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/13/2017

last visited: 12/30/2011

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Zinc HeadstonesLaura Dowell and Infant Daughter - Quitman Cemetery - Quitman, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Laura Dowell and the infant who died with her during birth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesF.M. Dyer - Quitman Cemetery - Quitman, TX

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A zinc marker is at the final resting place of Francis Marion Dyer, in Quitman Cemetery, Quitman, TX. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/11/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesBeard Mother/Son - Etna Cemetery - Etna, CA

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Most likely the only zinc headstone in Etna Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 12/2/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPratt Family - Oneonta, NY

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These zinc monuments are for the Pratt family. They are near the entrance to the Riverside Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLillie May Moore - Fairview Cemetery - Joplin, MO

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Lillie May Moore, in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/26/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMabel Elizabeth Solomon -- Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison KS

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The zinc tombstone for Mabel Elizabeth Solomon at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison KS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 11/25/2017

last visited: 8/20/2017

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Zinc HeadstonesLinley Family headstones - Mt Vernon Cemetery, Atchison KS

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One large family plot tombstone and 6 smaller individual zinc tombstones for the Linley family at Mt Vernon Cemetery, Atchison KS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 11/25/2017

last visited: 8/20/2016

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Zinc HeadstonesAsa G. Kelsey -- Mount Vernon Cemetery, Atchison KS

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The zinc headstone for Asa G. Kelsey at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Atchison KS

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Kansas

date approved: 11/24/2017

last visited: 8/20/2017

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Zinc HeadstonesS.C. Henderson - Fairview Cemetery - Joplin, MO

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of S.C. Henderson, in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/23/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJohn W. Roten - Fairview Cemetery - Joplin, MO

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of John W. Roten, in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/19/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesHiel Camp - Fort Jones Cemetery - Fort Jones, CA

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One of a few zinc headstones located at Fort Jones Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 11/18/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRuth Alma Goodale - Fort Jones Cemetery - Fort Jones, CA

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One of a few zinc headstones located at Fort Jones Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

location: California

date approved: 11/18/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesStanwood/Thomas - Mountain Home Cemetery - Kalamazoo, MI

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of several members of the Stanwood family, including a daughter and her husband.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesAdam J. Weaver - Big Springs Cemetery - Garland, TX

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of Adam J. Weaver, in Big Springs Cemetery, Garland, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesCapt. John H. Steffens - Pine Lawn Cemetery - Houston, MO

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of Captain John Henry Steffens, in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Houston, MO. Thanks to Findagrave for information about his name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/15/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesPotts - Mountain Home Cemetery - Kalamazoo, MI

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A zinc monument marks the final resting place of William Potts, his wife, Julia E. Stuart, and their son, William F. Potts, in Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesRaphael Edwin Trimble - Fairview Cemetery - Joplin, MO

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of a child, Raphael Edwin Trimble, in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/13/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesEarl Hawkins - Fairview Cemetery - Joplin, MO

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of an infant, Earl Hawkins, in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/12/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesWilliam L. Aaron - Fairview Cemetery - Joplin, MO

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A zinc headstone marks the final resting place of William L. Aaron, in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, MO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Missouri

date approved: 11/12/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesNancy Darnall - Chapel Cemetery, rural Putnam County, IN

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This is a zinc headstone for Nancy Frances Darnall and two of her children, located at Chapel Cemetery in Brick Chapel, rural Putnam County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/8/2017

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesLouisa Wilkinson - Chapel Cemetery, rural Putnam County, IN

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This is a zinc headstone for Louisa Belle Fyffe Wilkinson, located at Chapel Cemetery in Brick Chapel, rural Putnam County, Indiana.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KC9PDY

location: Indiana

date approved: 11/6/2017

last visited: never

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