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Mark Twain
Original name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Birth: Nov. 30, 1835
Florida
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1910
Redding
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Author, Humorist. He is remembered not only for authoring many books but also for his humorist maxims, quotations and opinions. Similar to many authors of his day, he had little formal education. His family moved from his birthplace Florida, Missouri to nearby Hannibal on the Mississippi where he grew up experiencing life on the waterfront. His came from the print shops and newspaper offices where he worked as a youth, and became a licensed Mississippi riverboat pilot navigating the river for some five years. Roaming the west, with an unsuccessful attempt at gold and silver mining, he became a newspaper man in Virginia City, Nevada acquiring the pen name Mark Twain (a riverboat term). His first popular story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" appeared and while traveling as a correspondent in Europe, he authored a book, "The Innocents Abroad" which cast him into the role of a noted author. Married, he settled in Hartford, Connecticut becoming most productive as a writer penning seven major books. His most memorable were stories about the Mississippi based on his experiences, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Samuel Clemens troubled by bad investments, the loss of most of his family by death, spent his final days in deep depression. A heavy smoker all his life, with his health failing, he sought the warmer climate of Bermuda. His condition improved and he returned to his principal residence in Hartford, but soon became bedridden and sunk into a deep coma. Angina Pectoris took his life during the night. Because of his years of presence in New York City, it was decided his funeral would be held at the Presbyterian Brick Church. His body was transported to Elmira, New York, hometown of his wife and where the family maintained a summer home. He was buried next to his wife and children who preceded him in death in historic Woodlawn Cemetery. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Marshall Clemens (1798 - 1847)
  Jane Lampton Clemens (1803 - 1890)
 
 Spouse:
  Olivia Langdon Clemens (1845 - 1904)
 
 Siblings:
  Orion Clemens (1825 - 1897)**
  Pamela Ann Clemens Moffett (1827 - 1904)**
  Pleasant Hannibal Clemens (1828 - 1829)*
  Margaret L. Clemens (1830 - 1839)*
  Benjamin Clemens (1831 - 1842)*
  Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
  Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)*
  Henry Clemens (1838 - 1858)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Eternal Valley Memorial Park *
Newhall
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mark Twain Garden
GPS (lat/lon): 34.36345, -118.50939
*Cenotaph [?]
 
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Record added: Jan 22, 2001
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Mark Twain
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- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Jun. 12, 2014
You are also my 5th cousin, 4x removed. It is distant but I am proud to have you in my family tree. I honor you!
- Linda Cutlip
 Added: May. 27, 2014
God Bless my 5th cousin 4x removed
- Garland Hill
 Added: May. 10, 2014
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