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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 9 Collections and/or Records:

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...

Kane family periodical, map, and other material, date of production not identified

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains miscellaneous materials found within the Kane family collection. These consist of a medical periodical, a map, and a set of small printed cards. The medical periodical contains an article about arctic explorer Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, the brother of Thomas L. Kane. The map depicts a road extending between "Old Aquia Ville" and "Stafford Church" in an unknown location. The cards are printed with the names of European hotels, and appear to be collectible souvenirs from a trip around the...

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 photograph album, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in the second volume of the Kane family photograph album. The photographs depict people and portraits of people known to the Kane family. These include Elizabeth Wood Kane's father, William Wood, and many unnamed people who are presumably Kane or Wood family members, and a single photograph depicting a living room. 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 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in the third volume of the Kane family photograph album. The photographs primarily depict people known to the Kane family. These include photographs of the deceased Thomas L. Kane, and many unnamed people who are presumably Kane or Wood family members. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Kane family photographs, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains photographs and related materials of the Kane family that were not found in the three-volume family photograph album. These include a steel printing plate of a portrait of Thomas L. Kane in his Civil War uniform, five prints made from that plate, a photograph of George Q. Cannon, and two photographs of unknown people. 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 photographs, approximately 1840-1900

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 11 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photographs found in the second volume of the Kane family photograph album which were not mounted. The photographs primarily depict people and portraits of people known to the Kane family. These include Thomas L. Kane's father, John K. Kane, and many unnamed people who are presumably Kane or Wood family members. A single photograph depicts a living room. Materials are largely undated and unlabeled, but presumably date from the mid 19th century to early 20th century.

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.