The Kane Family is a cornerstone of US and Pennsylvania history. General Thomas Kane, whose family built the Kane Manor,
was a Civil War general known for organizing the Pennsylvania regiment called the "Bucktails." Dr. Elizabeth Kane was one of Pennsylvania's first women to attend medical school. Their son Evan O'Neill Kane was a pioneer of local anesthesia. General Thomas Kane's brother, Elisha Kent Kane was an artic explorer who participated and led the Grinnell expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin who was lost looking for the Northwest Passage.
Kane Manor, also named Anoatok, is a turn of the century, historic residence. Commissioned by the author, physician and women's rights activist Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane. The home was erected in 1896 after being designed for Elizabeth Kane by Cope & Stewardson, one of the most prominent architecture firms of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The mansion's name alludes to the exploits of her late brother-in-law and Arctic explorer Elisha Kent Kane. This property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was sold from the Kane family in 1983 and is now owned by Ben and Debra Miller.
Kane is a borough in McKean County, PA. It was founded in 1863 by Civil War General Thomas L. Kane of the famous Bucktail Regiment. In the early part of the 20th century, Kane had large glass works, bottle works, lumber mills, and manufactures of brush handles, saws, cutlery, screen doors and windows. Famous residents of Kane include two-time NBA Champion coach Chuck Daly, Olympic distance runner Amy Rudolph, and surgeon Evan O'Neill Kane, who was known for removing is own appendix and repairing his own hernia under local anesthetic.