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.
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1833–1893 (m. 1853)