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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 21 Collections and/or Records:

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 Elisha Kent Kane, 1907-1961

 Sub-Series — Box: 51
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains clippings, notes, and other materials gathered by Kane relating to his research on Elisha Kent Kane (1856-1935). Materials date from between 1907 and 1961.

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.

E. Kent Kane research on Thomas L. Kane, 1846-1977

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, biographical sketches, clippings, and notes gathered by Kane on the life of Thomas L. Kane (1822-1883). Materials date from between 1846 and 1977.

Elisha Kent Kane papers, 1869-1929

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains letters, notes, pamphlets, clippings, and other materials by Kane. Materials document his activities, including his work at the hospital and his family relationships. Materials date from between 1869 and 1929.

Elizabeth Wood Kane biography of John Kane, 1921

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 3
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains a published biography by Kane of the life of John Kane, dating from 1921. Includes genealogical information on the Kane family.

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings from Utah trip, 1860-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains letters, notes, clippings, and other materials relating to Kane's visit to Utah in 1872. Includes information on their travels, conditions in Utah, and the publication of her account in the book Twelve Mormon Homes. Materials date from between 1860 and 1877.

Kane family business and financial records, 1886-1943

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, bills, receipts, statements, ledgers, and other material relating to the Kane family's business activities. Includes information on the Kane Plumbing Company, Kane Gas Light & Heating, Kane Summit Hospital, and Kushequa Brick Company, as well as other enterprises. Materials date from between 1886 and 1943.

Kane family business papers, 1844-1943

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, clippings, maps, and financial records relating to core family business activities, including the development of western Pennsylvania, the history of town of Kane, railroad investments, and other businesses. Materials date from between 1844 and 1943.

Kane family collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 3190
Overview The Thomas L. and Elizabeth W. Kane family collection, 1835-1931, contains a series of materials relating primarily to Thomas, Elizabeth, and three of their four children: Harriet Amelia Kane, Elisha Kent Kane, and Evan O'Neill Kane. Among these is an American Civil War pocketbook kept by Thomas L. Kane; an original patriarchal blessing given to Thomas at Council Bluffs by Mormon patriarch John Smith and recorded by Wilford Woodruff; a letter sent from Brigham Young to Thomas when the latter...