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E. Kent Kane papers on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1901-1959

 Sub-Series — Box: 49
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 9 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains addresses, manuscripts, and other materials related to Kane's travels to Utah in 1949 and 1957. Includes information on his interactions with Church leaders, and his views on his grandfather, Thomas L. Kane. Materials date from between 1901 and 1959.


  • Majority of material found within 1901-1959


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.


3 folders

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