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Olivia Susan "Suzy" Clemens
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1872
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1896
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) daughter and precocious writer. At the age of thirteen, she began a biography of her father. She wrote,"He is a very good man and a very funny one. He has got a temper, but we all of us have in this family. He is the loveliest man I ever saw or hope to see--and oh so absent-minded! He does tell perfectly delightful stories...". She wrote until the summer of 1886. She gave a testimony unique of her life in the Clemens family during a time when Mark Twain was in the peak of his career. Sadly, she died in 1896 from spinal meningitis. Later, Mark Twain incorporated much of her journals in his own autobiography. Susy is generally regarded as Sam's favorite child, and her death was a great blow to both her parents. They never returned to the Hartford home. On the one-year anniversary of her death, Mark Twain published a poem in Harper's Magazine. In her epitaph reads: "Warm Summer Sun, Shine Kindly Here; Warm Southern Wind, Blow Softly Here; Green Sod Above, Lie Light, Lie Light. Good Night, Dear Heart, Good Night, Good Night." (Mark Twain). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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 Parents:
  Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
  Olivia Langdon Clemens (1845 - 1904)
 
 Siblings:
  Langdon Clemens (1870 - 1872)*
  Olivia Susan Clemens (1872 - 1896)
  Clara Langdon Clemens Gabrilowitsch Samossoud (1874 - 1962)*
  Jean Lampton Clemens (1880 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Jan 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6093051
Olivia Susan Suzy Clemens
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Isa. 25:8: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.”Rev. 21:4: “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pa...(Read more)
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 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Olivia "Suzy" Clemens was a beautiful Woman, and I believe was a delight to her Mother and her famous Father. I would have liked to have known her... She was taken much to soon. I know she made her parents proud. The sorrow her Father must have felt. Like...(Read more)
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 Added: Aug. 2, 2014

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