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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:

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.

Kane family business and financial records, 1886-1943

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, bills, receipts, statements, ledgers, and other material relating to the Kane family's business activities. Includes information on the Kane Plumbing Company, Kane Gas Light & Heating, Kane Summit Hospital, and Kushequa Brick Company, as well as other enterprises. Materials date from between 1886 and 1943.

Kane family business correspondence, 1958-1965

 Sub-Series — Box: 40
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 7 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence by members of the Kane family with various organizations, including letters from the Library of Congress inviting the family to donate the papers of Elisha Kent Kane. Materials date from between approximately 1958 and 1965.

Kane family business papers, 1844-1943

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, clippings, maps, and financial records relating to core family business activities, including the development of western Pennsylvania, the history of town of Kane, railroad investments, and other businesses. Materials date from between 1844 and 1943.

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 drawing, map, and other material, 1862

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3190 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains a large printed drawing, map, and photocopies related to the Kane family. The pictures depicts of Thomas L. Kane leading his Civil War regiment "The Bucktails" in an attack on Confederate troops led by Stonewall Jackson. The map has no title, but features several landmarks including Stafford Church, Kane's Landing, and Old Aquia Village. The photocopies are facsimilies of the handwritten manuscript of Elizabeth Wood Kane's two volume work History of the Settlement of Kane,...

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 ledgers, 1913-1931

 Sub-Series — Box: 67
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains ledgers maintained by the family, dating from between 1913 and 1931. Includes information on personal finances, as well as family-owned enterprises.

Kane family letterbook covers and bindings, 1855-1859

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains the covers and bindings of letterbooks and other volumes previously owned by the Kane family. Materials date from between 1855 and 1859.

Kane family lithographs, date of production not identified

 Sub-Series — Box: 63
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 11 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains lithographic images of Thomas L. Kane and Brigham Young. Materials date from the mid- to late-1800s.