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Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane

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Born: May 12, 1836

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Father: Banker William Wood 1808 – 1894
(Buried: Green–Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York)​

Mother: Harriet Amelia Kane 1809 – 1846

Husband:
Brig. General Thomas Leiper Kane 1822 – 1883
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​

Married: April 21, 1853

Children:


Harriet Amelia Kane 1855 – 1896​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​
Elisha Kent Kane Sr. 1856 – 1935​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​
Dr. Evan O’Neill Kane 1861 – 1932​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​
Dr. Thomas Leiper Kane Jr. 1863 – 1929​
(Buried: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania)​

Antebellum Events:
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1838: Birth of her sister Harriet Maria Wood​
1841: Birth of her brother William Wood Jr.​
1843: Birth of her sister Helen Kane Wood​
1846: Death of her mother Harriet Amelia Kane Wood.​
1847: Her father married her stepmother Margaret Lawrence​
1853: She married her cousin Thomas Leiper Kane.​
1854: Enrolled at Female Medical College of Pennsylvania.​
1855: Birth of her daughter Harriet Amelia Kane​
1856: Birth of her son Elisha Kent Kane.​
1856: Birth of her stepbrother Chalmers Wood.​
1858: Moved to McKean and then to Elk, Pennsylvania​
1860: Birth of her stepbrother Van Horne Lawrence Wood.​
She was a local leader in the House of Refugee Movement​
Also noted as an amateur photographer​
She was Suggested to study Mathematics by her father-in-law​
Her husband encouraged her to cultivate her writing skills he hope she would become a political and activist writer.​

Civil War Events:

1861: Her husband served a Lt. Colonel in the Union Army.​
1861: Birth of her son Dr. Evan O’Neill Kane in Philadelphia.​
1861 – 1862: Her husband served as Colonel in the Union Army.​
1861: Her husband was wounded at the Battle of Dranesville.​
1862: Her husband was wounded in the knee Battle of Harrisonburg.​
1862: She received Special pass to nurse her wounded husband.​
1862: Her husband was held as Prisoner of War until August.​
1862 – 1863: Her husband served as Brigadier General in Union Army.​
1863: Her husband suffered from the effects of Pneumonia.​
1863: Her husband was a Brigade Commander at Gettysburg.​
1863: Her husband resigned as Brigadier General in the Union Army.​
1863: Birth of her son Dr. Thomas Leiper Kane Jr. in Philadelphia.​
1863: Her husband founded the city of Kane, Pennsylvania​

Postbellum Events:

1867: Death of her brother William Wood Jr.​
1871: Death of her stepmother Margaret Lawrence Wood.​
Resented the Church of Jesus Church of the Latter–Days Saints, her husband was a supporter of the Church.​
She wrote two books about her travels on a trip to visit the Mormons in Utah.​
1883: Her father married Helen Mason in Manhattan New York.​
1883: Received her Medical Degree from Female Medical College of Pennsylvania.​
1883: Her husband Brig. General Thomas L. Kane died from Pneumonia.​
1883 – 1909: Widow of Brig. General Thomas L. Kane​
1894: Death of her father Banker William Wood.​
Completed the writing of her father’s autobiography.​
Author of biography of her ancestor John Kane.​
President of the local chapter of Women’s Christian Temperance Union​
Never Independently Practiced medicine but her sons often consulted with her about their patients.​
Traveled with her son to Mexico to the Pan American Medical Congress.​
She was noted as loving botanical drawing, Wood carving, microscopic picturing and photography.
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She knew Several languages such as French, Swedish, and Italian.​
1904: Death of her sister Harriet Maria Wood.​
1905: Death of her older brother John Walter Wood.​
1909: She was studying Spanish in the last year of her life.​

Died: May 25, 1909

Place of Death: Kane Anatoak Manor, Kane, Pennsylvania

Age at time of Death: 73 years

Burial Place: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, Pennsylvania
 
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