PRIVATE EMERSON J. KANE was born in Cambridge, Maryland on December 25, 1895. He was the son of Louis Kane, who came to Camden at some point after the 1914 City Directory was compiled. Emerson Kane was living in Philadelphia and working as a laborer when he registeres for the draft in June of 1917.
Emerson Kane was drafted on January 3, 1918 and sent to Camp Meade MD for training in the 1st Company, 154th Depot Brigade. He went overseas, assigned to Company B, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Infantry Division. Private Kane died of wounds at the beginning of the Battle of the Argonne Forest on September 28, 1918.
Emerson Kane had lived with his father, Louis Kane, at 1807 Kossuth Street in Camden prior to his induction into the Army. A widower, Louis Kane was still living at at 1807 Kossuth Street in January of 1920.
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