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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 31 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 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 writings from Utah trip, 1860-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains letters, notes, clippings, and other materials relating to Kane's visit to Utah in 1872. Includes information on their travels, conditions in Utah, and the publication of her account in the book Twelve Mormon Homes. Materials date from between 1860 and 1877.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860-1877

Evan O'Neill Kane papers, 1872-1930

 Sub-Series — Box: 39
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, a journal, and published articles by Kane. Most of the unpublished materials deal with the Kane family and his personal interests, while the articles relate to his medical practice. Materials date from between 1872 and 1930.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1872-1930

Harriet Amelia Kane papers, 1870-1894

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains journals, correspondence, ephemera, and other materials by Kane. Includes information on her life and activities, including her medical studies and practice. Also includes information on her relationships and interactions with other members of the Kane family. Materials date from between 1870 and 1894.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1870-1894

Kane family personal papers, 1869-1965

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, journals, and other materials from members of the Kane family descendend from Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane. Includes information the individual family members, as well as relationships between different branches of the family. Materials date from between 1869 and 1965.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869-1965

Robert Livingston Kane correspondence, 1923

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains a letter by Kane to William Wood Kane written in 1923 regarding his studies at the Pennsylvania Military College.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1923

Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence from Civil War, 1861-1863

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Kane and his wife Elizabeth during his service in the Civil War. Includes information on the course of the war, the Kane family, and personal business. Materials date from between 1861 and 1863.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1863