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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 13 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family encased photographs, approximately 1845-1865

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains encased photographs, including ambrotypes and tintypes, collected by the Kane family. Most of the images are not identified. Materials date from between about 1845 and 1865.

Kane family photographs, approximately 1850-1982

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family, including E. Kent Kane as part of his research into the family's history. Includes images related to the Kane family, the town of Kane, Pennsylvania, and to the Mormons and Utah. Materials date from between approximately 1850 and 1982.

Kane family photographs of buildings, approximately 1850-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of buildings collected by the Kane family. Includes images of buildings associated with the Kane family, as well as with Mormons and others. Materials date from approximately 1860 and 1982.

Kane family photographs of family buildings, approximately 1850-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family of buildings associated with the family. The images date from between approximately 1850 and 1982.

Kane family photographs of family sites, approximately 1860-1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family of locations associated with the family. The images date from between 1916 and 1974.

Kane family photographs of family subjects, approximately 1850-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family of subjects related to the family. The images date from between approximately 1850 and 1982.

Kane family photographs of Mormon and Utah sites, 1939 October

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family of locations associated with the Mormons. The images date from 1939.

Kane family photographs of Mormon and Utah subjects, approximately 1939 October

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family of Mormon and Utah subjects. The images date from around October 1939.

Kane family photographs of Mormons, approximately 1862-1939

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Mormons collected by the Kane family. Materials date from between approximately 1862 and 1939.

Kane family photographs of other subjects, approximately 1850-1982

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 12 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs collected by the Kane family. Includes images of Mormon and Utah subjects, as well as the Kane family. Materials date from between approximately 1850 and 1982.