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Horace Ezra Bixby

  • Birth 8 May 1826 Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, USA
  • Death 1 Aug 1912 Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 77, Lot 1243
  • Memorial ID 7173458

Literary Figure. A steamboat pilot, he taught Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, riverboat piloting on the Mississippi River between St. Louis and New Orleans for a fee of $500. Their relationship comes to life in Twain's classic tale, "Life On the Mississippi".

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 10 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7173458
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Ezra Bixby (8 May 1826–1 Aug 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7173458, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .