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Kane, E. Kent (Elisha Kent), 1902-1980



  • Existence: 1902 - 1980

biographical statement

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.

UPB files, June 20, 2013 (E. Kent Kane; served six terms in Pa. State Legislature; served as Lieutenant Commander in Navy during World War II; he and wife Alma divorced; m. July 8, 1951 to Dorothy Heller Bergley, one child; m. Feb. 13, 1960 to Clara Frieda (Brown) Browning), via WWW, June 20, 2013 (Elisha Kent Kane; Kent E. Kane; Elisha K. Kane; b. Apr. 19, 1902 in Germantown, Pa.; parents: Elisha Kent Kane and Griselda "Zella" Ellen Hays; m. Mar. 17, 1929 in McKean County, Pa. to Alma Rae Bryan (1902-1972), three children; lawyer, industrialist; d. Mar. 1980 in Smethport, Pa.)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Kane family photographs

Identifier: MSS P 426
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the Kane family, as well as images of monuments and buildings related to the family members and their activities. Also includes numerous photographs of E. Kent Kane's visit to Utah and tour of the state with Heber J. Grant.

Dates: approximately 1920-1940

Ancestors and descendants of Thomas L. Kane and Elizabeth W. Kane collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231041911]
Identifier: MSS 2212
Scope and Contents

This collection is a progressional compilation of genealogical information on Thomas L. Kane, his wife Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane, and their ancestors and descendants.

Dates: 1999

Additional filters:

Buildings -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Genealogies 1
Home and Family 1
Photographs 1
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