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E. Kent Kane research on the Kane family, 1830-1982

Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, articles, notes, clippings, and other research materials gathered by Kane in the course of his family history research. Includes information on various family members, their activities, and accomplishments. Materials date from between 1830 and 1982.


  • Majority of material found within 1830-1982


Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Kane family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

From the Series:

E. Kent Kane (1902-1980) was a lawyer and industrialist in Pennsylvania.

Elisha Kent Kane was born on April 19, 1902 in Germantown, Pennsylvania to Elisha Kent Kane and Griselda "Zella" Ellen Hays. He trained to be a lawyer, and practiced in McKean County. He married Alma Rae Bryan (1902-1972) on March 17, 1929 in McKean County, and they had three children though they later divorced. Kane was became involved in industry and was active in the community, serving six terms in the Pennsylvania State Legislature. During World War II he joined the Navy, and served as a Lieutenant Commander. After the war Kane married Dorothy Heller Bergley in 1951, and they had one child together. This union was not to last either, and 1960 he married the third time to Clara Frieda Browning. Kane died in March 1980 in Smethport, Pennsylvania.


32 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged in twelve subseries: 1. General research on the Kane family. 2. Research on Elias Kent Kane. 3. Research on Elisha Kent Kane, Jr. 4. Research on Elizabeth Wood Kane. 5. Research on Francis Fisher Kane. 6. Research on John Kintzing Kane. 7. Research on Thomas L. Kane. 8. Research on Thomas L. Kane, Jr. 9. Research on Abraham Kintzing. 10. Research on the Leiper family. 11. Research on Robert Morris. 12. Research on William Wood.

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File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States