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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family oversized photographs, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains oversized photographs of or related to the Kane family. The photographs depict people and portraits of people, a house that presumably was occupied by the Kane family, a monument dedicated to Thomas L. Kane's Civil War regiment "The Bucktails," and a reunion of that regiment. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family photograph album, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in first volume the Kane family photograph album. The photographs primarily depict places in the United Kingdom such as Oxford, Cambridge, and King's College, but also depict scenes in the United States and Canada, including the town of Kane, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington D.C., and Niagara Falls. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid 19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family photographs, approximately 1840-1900

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and related materials by or of the Kane family. The photographs depict a wide variety of people and places, including Kane family members, the town of Kane, Pennsylvania, England and Scotland, and Thomas L. Kane's Civil War regiment "The Bucktails." Also included are the original steel plate of a portrait of Thomas L. Kane, and five printings from that plate. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family poems and flower, 1885

 Sub-Series — Box: 14, 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.