Kane, Grenville (1854 -1943)

Grenville Kane was born in 1854 in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY, the son of Pierre Carné and Edith Kane. He attended St. Paul's School at Concord, and graduated from Trinity College in 1875. Three years later he received the degree of LL.B. from Columbia University School of Law, although he never engaged in the practice of law in succeeding years. He was a member of the firm of T. Suifern Tailer and Co., bankers, from 1906 to 1922. He was a director of several banks and railroads, and continued in an advisory capacity upon various boards until his partial retirement in 1927. He had an expert knowledge of railroad finance and management. On April 28, 1881, he married Margaret Adelaide Wolfe (died 1940), the daughter of John Wolfe, the noted art collector. He is remembered chiefly as an ardent book collector. Although he collected in several different fields, his largest collection was of Americana, with some 1,270 separate items. Grenville Kane died in 1943, and was survived by his five daughters.
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Kane, Grenville (1854 - 1943) (Stamp 1) Motto: Fide et animo
Crest: An arm in armour embowed holding a scimitar in fess
Arms: Gules three trout hauriant between three mullets gules
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: mullets (3), Heraldic Charges: scimitar, Heraldic Charges: trout (3)