The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Elisha Kent Kane

Elisha Kent Kane

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Feb 1857 (aged 37)
Havana, La Habana, Cuba
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section P lot 100
Memorial ID 564 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Explorer. He was part of the Grinnell Expedition of 1850, which went to the Arctic Circle to find the remains of the 1845-1846 Sir John Franklin expedition. He led a second expedition to the area, and persevered through great hardships His expedition's tale of survival became popular 19th Century reading subject. His brother, Civil War General Thomas L. Kane, was buried in Elisha Kane's tomb until removed in 1884 to be reburied in Kane, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


Family Members


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Elisha Kent Kane?

Current rating:

41 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elisha Kent Kane (3 Feb 1820–16 Feb 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 564, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .