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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 44 Collections and/or Records:

Bernard Evan Kane correspondence, 1920-1924

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains letters by Kane to family members written between 1920 and 1924. Includes information on his studies and his courtship of Ruth Rogers Wade.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920-1924

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.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869-1929

Elizabeth Wood Kane autobiography, 1869

 Sub-Series — Box: 31, Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include a typescript copy of Elizabeth Wood Kane's autobiography, "The Story of the Mother of the Regiment". It focuses on on Elizabeth's life during the Utah War and the Civil War. She also writes about the founding of Kane, Pennsylvania and about her husband, Thomas L. Kane, going to Utah in 1857 and fighting in the Civil War. There are some marginal notes and underlining by Elizabeth's son, Elisha Kent Kane. Dated 1869.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1869

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.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1921

Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence, 1857-1894

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 9-14
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence by Kane written between 1857 and 1894. Most of the letters are to members of the Kane family, and include information on family activities and travels. Also includes correspondence related to Kane's research on Silas Freeman.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1857-1894

Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence and other material, 1830-1909

 Sub-Series — Box: 25
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters, programs, and other material by Kane. The correspondence is primarily with family members, and deals with concerns. Also includes materials related to her work with the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Materials date from between 1830 and 1909.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1830-1909

Elizabeth Wood Kane other writings, 1856-1881

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 4-8
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains drafts of biographies and a novel, as well as notes and other materials written by Kane. Materials focus on Thomas L. Kane and distant branches of the family, including the Van Rensselaer and Hawthorne families. Items date from between 1856 and 1881.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1856-1881

Elizabeth Wood Kane papers, 1830-1921

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains Kane's manuscripts, including her fourteen diaries, beginning in 1853 and ending in 1909, although there are numerous gaps in their coverage. The first nine date before her husband's death, and include accounts of his life. Also includes the papers of her father, William Wood, as well as Kane's mostly unpublished work.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1830-1921

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings, 1856-1921

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains autobiographical and literary writings by Elizabeth Wood Kane. Most of the documents, including travel accounts, focus on her life and experiences. She writes about her husband Thomas L. Kane serving in the Civil War, her experiences with the Mormons in the West, and Also includes family history projects, getting to meet President Ulysses S. Grant, and other family affairs. Materials also include family history writings like the autobiography of her father. Dated 1856-1921.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1856-1921

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings about trip to Mexico, 1896-1897

 Sub-Series — Box: 34, Folder: 2
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains a manuscript relating Kane's experiences while travelling with her son Evan O'Neill Kane to the State Medical Societies to the Pan-American Congress in 1896. Includes copies of correspondence and published articles. Materials date from between 1896 and 1897.
Dates: 1896-1897