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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 5 Collections and/or Records:

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 ledgers, 1913-1931

 Sub-Series — Box: 67
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains ledgers maintained by the family, dating from between 1913 and 1931. Includes information on personal finances, as well as family-owned enterprises.

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.

Thomas L. Kane business and financial papers, 1846-1884

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, insurance policies, and other documents related to Kane's business dealings. Includes information on land sales, his service on various boards, and other matters. Materials date from between 1846 and 1884.