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Kane (Family : Kane, Thomas L. (Thomas Leiper), 1822-1883)

 Family

Dates

  • Existence: 1853-

Biographical History

The Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) and Elizabeth Kane (1836-1909) family was a prominent family from Pennsylvania, and friends of members to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 19th Century.

The Kane family was a prominent family of politicians, lawyers, and doctors in Pennsylvania. Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) was born in Philadelphia to John K. Kane (1795-1858), judge and politician in the city. In 1853, Thomas married Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), and they had four children: Harriet, Elisha, Evan, and William, who later changed his name to Thomas after the death of his father. Thomas L. Kane was a friend of Brigham Young and other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and helped facilitate their migration to Utah, and forged a compromise that kept the Utah War of 1857-58 from escalating to bloodshed. Elizabeth Kane wrote a book on her visit to Utah and interaction with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the winter of 1872-73, titled "Twelve Mormon Homes." Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania.

Citation:
UPB files, Oct. 24, 2016 (The Kane family was a prominent family of politicians, lawyers, and doctors in Pennsylvania. Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883) was born in Philadelphia to John K. Kane (1795-1858), judge and politician in the city. In 1853 he married Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), and they had four children: Harriet, Elisha, Evan, and William, who later changed his name to Thomas after the death of his father. Thomas L. Kane was a friend of Brigham Young and other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and helped facilitate their migration to Utah, and forged a compromise that kept the Utah War of 1857-58 from escalating to bloodshed. Elizabeth Kane wrote a book on her visit to Utah and interaction with the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the winter of 1872-73, title "Twelve Mormon Homes." Following the Civil War, the Kane family moved to western Pennsylvania to found the town of Kane, Pennsylvania)

Kane family photographs and albums, approximately 1830-1920

Wikipedia, via WWW, Apr. 17, 2013 (Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883); b. in Philadelphia, Pa.; son of John K. Kane; m. 1853 to Elizabeth Dennistown Wood (1836-1909), four children; est. Kane, Pa. after Civil War)

Found in 132 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family photographs of the Kane family, approximately 1856-1971

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the Kane family that were collected by the family. Materials date from between 1856 and 1971.

Dates: approximately 1856-1971

Kane family photographs of unidentified buildings, approximately 1860

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs collected by the Kane family of unidentified buildings. The images date from around 1860.

Dates: approximately 1860

Kane family photographs of unidentified persons, 1858-1939

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of persons collected by the Kane family. The identities of the persons depicted in these images is unknown. Materials date from between 1858 and 1939.

Dates: 1858-1939

Kane family photographs on the history of Kane, Pennsylvania, approximately 1858-1896

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs found in the pages of Kane's written history of the settlement of the town of Kane, Pennsylvania. Subjects include Kane family members, the Kane family home, landscapes, and buildings around the town of Kane. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-to-late 19th century.

Dates: approximately 1858-1896

Kane family poems and flower, 1885

 Sub-Series — Box 14: Series 11, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains a folio found in the third volume of the Kane family photograph album. The folio contains a transcription of a poem in German titled Haiden-Roslein, a note that reads "In Memoriam A.K.F.," a transcription of the same poem in English, and a dried flower. Materials are dated August and September 1885.

Dates: Other: 1885

Kane family scroll map, 1881

 Sub-Series — Box 68: Series 11 [Barcode: 31197232570058]
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains map of the route to be taken by the Big Level and Kinzua Railroad. Item dates from 1881.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1881

McKean and Elk Land and Improvement Company records, 1844-1926

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, maps, notes, financial records, clippings, and other materials relating to the McKean and Elk Land and Improvement Company. Includes information on Thomas L. Kane's work as an agent for the company, progress being made in developing the region, financial concerns of the company, and legal actions surrounding the property. Materials date from between 1844 and 1926.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1844-1926

Philip S. Kane correspondence, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series — Box 40: Series 7 [Barcode: 31197232551066]
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter by Kane to William Wood Kane regarding airplanes.

Dates: Majority of material found within date of production not identified

Robert Livingston Kane correspondence, 1923

 Sub-Series — Box 40: Series 7 [Barcode: 31197232551066]
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter by Kane to William Wood Kane written in 1923 regarding his studies at the Pennsylvania Military College.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1923

Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence from Civil War, 1861-1863

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Kane and his wife Elizabeth during his service in the Civil War. Includes information on the course of the war, the Kane family, and personal business. Materials date from between 1861 and 1863.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1863