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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 132 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas L. and Elizabeth Wood Kane correspondence from courtship and marriage, 1852-1853

 Sub-Series — Box: 10
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood related to their courtship. Letters date from July 1852 to May 1853.

Thomas L. Kane account of visit to Utah, 1877, 1877 August-1877 September

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains a written account by Kane of his travel and visit in Utah in 1877. Includes information on prominent Mormons he visited with, as well as the development of transportation and settlements in the West.

Thomas L. Kane address to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1850-1851

 Sub-Series — Box: 14
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence regarding Kane's address to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania given in 1850. Letters date between 1850 to 1851.

Thomas L. Kane business and financial papers, 1846-1884

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, insurance policies, and other documents related to Kane's business dealings. Includes information on land sales, his service on various boards, and other matters. Materials date from between 1846 and 1884.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence, 1924

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 11
Scope and Contents Contains a letter of apology by Thomas L. and Thelma Kane to his parents, Evan O'Neill and Lila Kane, dating from 1924.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence and other material on military service, 1869-1878

 Sub-Series — Box: 24
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Kane and William Rickards, among others, related to Kane's service during the Civil War. Materials date from between 1869 and 1878.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence and other material on Mormon business ventures, 1870-1877

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains letters, articles of incorporation, and other materials relating to Mormon businesses in Utah. Includes information on the Canaan Cooperative Stock Company, the United Order, the Utah Western Railway Company, and the Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI). Materials date from between 1870 and 1877.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence from Civil War, 1861-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 5 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Kane and family members and friends. Includes discussion of the conduct of the war, command of the Bucktails Regiment, and family and personal news. Also includes correspondence on Kane's resignation in 1863, and later reminiscences. Materials date from between 1861 and 1877.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence from early Mormon contacts, 1846-1848

 Sub-Series — Box: 14
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters to and from Thomas L. Kane related to his initial contact with Jesse C. Little and the Mormons. Letters date from 1846 to 1848.

Thomas L. Kane correspondence, manuscripts, and other material on Mexico and Alaska, 1868-1930

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, notes, speeches, and other materials related to Kane's interest in exploration and colonization in Mexico and Alaska. Materials date from between 1868 and 1930.