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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 the Mormons 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 Mormons 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 the Mormons 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 Mormons 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, circa 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 8 Collections and/or Records:

E. Kent Kane general research, 1854-1974

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains articles, book and encyclopedia excerpts, notes, and other materials gathered by Kane during his research on historical topics related to the Kane family. Includes information on the Bucktails Regiment, the McKean and Elk Land and Improvement Company, the Civil War, and the Mormons. Materials date from between 1854 and 1974.

E. Kent Kane general research on the Kane family, 1851-1982

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains typescripts, articles, notes, pamphlets, and correspondence gathered by Kane on the history of the Kane family. Materials date from between 1851 and 1982.

E. Kent Kane research on Elias Kent Kane, 1830-1977

 Sub-Series — Box: 50
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, articles, biographical sketches, and other materials gathered by Kane in his research on Elias Kent Kane (1794-1835). Materials date from between 1830 and 1977.

E. Kent Kane research on Francis Fisher Kane, 1920-1955

 Sub-Series — Box: 51
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains letters and an article gathered by Kane relating to Francis Fisher Kane (1866-1955). Materials date from between 1920 and 1955.

E. Kent Kane research on John K. Kane, 1841-1962

 Sub-Series — Box: 51
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains articles, biographical sketches, and other materials gathered by Kane on the life of John K. Kane (1795-1858). Materials date from between 1841 and 1962.

E. Kent Kane research on Robert Morris, 1955 June 28

 Sub-Series — Box: 52
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains an article and typescript collected by Kane on Robert Morris (1734-1806). Materials date from 1955.

E. Kent Kane research on the Kane family, 1830-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, articles, notes, clippings, and other research materials gathered by Kane in the course of his family history research. Includes information on various family members, their activities, and accomplishments. Materials date from between 1830 and 1982.

Evan O'Neill Kane papers, 1872-1930

 Sub-Series — Box: 39
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, a journal, and published articles by Kane. Most of the unpublished materials deal with the Kane family and his personal interests, while the articles relate to his medical practice. Materials date from between 1872 and 1930.