JAMES KANE, of the blast furnace department of the Carnegie Steel Company at Duquesne, Pennsylvania, was born
January 24, 1867, in Renfrewshire, Scotland, at a place called Inkerman, named after the battle of Inkerman. He
is the son of Edward and Margaret (Dolan) Kane. The father, Edward Kane, was born in March, 1841, in county Armagh,
Ireland. He is a miner by occupation, which work he still follows, although sixty six years of age. He married
Margaret Dolan, daughtet of John and Mary Dolan, of county Mayo, Ireland, and to them were born thirteen children,
as follows: 1. Ann. 2. Mary. 3. James. 4. John. 5. Patrick. 6 and 7. Died in their infancy. 8. Teresa. 9. Eddie.
10, 11 and 12. Died in their infancy. 13. Thomas. The family are all of the Roman Catholic faith. John Dolan, the
father of Mrs. Kane, was a soldier in the Crimean war, where he was severely wounded, and died shortly after his
James Kane, the subject of this. notice, attended the St. Margaret School in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, and went to
work in the mines before he reached his twelfth year, continuing at this kind of employment until 1893, when he
came to America, first locating in Turtle Creek, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, where he secured employment with
the New York and Cleveland Gas and Coal Company. During the great labor strike in 1894 he was engaged with the
Edgar Thomson Steel Works, of the Carnegie system, as fireman of boilers at the blast furnaces, where he was engaged
one year and the following three years worked as pipe fitter's helper, serving under John L. Lewis, who at that
time was a master mechanic. James Kane came to Duquesne in 1898, and has since that date been employed at the blast
furnace department of the Duquesne works of the Carnegie Steel Company.
Mr. Kane is a Republican in politics, and has served as school director of the Third ward of Duquesne borough,
being elected in February, 1906. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and belongs to the Holy Name
Catholic church of Duquesne, Rev. Father David Shannon, pastor.
He was united in marriage, December 31, 1888, to Miss Mary, daughter of John and Margaret (Tobin) Norton, of Broxborn,
Scotland. Mrs. Kane was born in April, 1866. By this union were horn the following children: 1. Edward, born May
23, 1890, died August 13. 1890. 2. John. born February 17, 1892. 3. Margaret, born July 21, 1894. 4. Edward Patrick,
born June 20, 1896. 5. Mary, born May 10, 1899. 6. Teresa, born August 11, 1901. 7. Ellen, born September 1, 1903.
8. James, Jr., born September 5, 1906.
A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
Allegheny County Pennsylvania Biographies
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