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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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Instructions for Posting a Zinc Headstones Waymark:
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 HeadstonesJohn C. Baggott - Cobden Cemetery - Cobden, Ill.

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This small zinc headstone is located in the Cobden Cemetery - located north and east of town on North Appleknocker Drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/28/2012

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesFrancois and Mary Antoine - Farmington, Missouri

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Zinc gravestone in the Masonic Cemetery in Farmington, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesGrace McCoun - Farmington, Missouri

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Zinc gravestone for young teen girl in the Masonic Cemetery in Farmington, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesMcCormick Family - Masonic Cemetery - Farmington, Missouri

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Zinc family headstone surrounded by individual zinc head and foot stones in the Masonic Cemetery in Farmington, Missouri

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 9/17/2013

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesJ.W. Reeves - Bloomfield Cemetery - Bloomfield, Missouri

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Zinc gravestone at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/4/2013

last visited: never

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Zinc HeadstonesTownsley - Platt - St. Louis, Missouri

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Large zinc headstone in Bellefontaine Cemetery in north St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 7/8/2007

last visited: never

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NWNW141.8 km

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Zinc HeadstonesUnit and Martha Rasin - St. Louis, Missouri

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Zinc head stone located in Bellefontaine Cemetery in north St. Louis.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 4/1/2008

last visited: never

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