Timeline of Samuel Clemens’ Life
Langhorne Clemens is born in
1847: Sam’s father dies and he is apprenticed to a printer.
1861: Sam spends a few weeks in the Confederate army as a volunteer before he deserts
to join his brother Orion in
1863: “Mark Twain” is born on February 3 when Clemens signs a newspaper article with
1864: Moves to
1867: Sam sets sail
on a grand tour of
1870: Clemens marries Olivia Langdon in February.
1872: The newlyweds
1872: Oldest daughter Olivia Susan “Suzy” Clemens is born.
1874: Second daughter Clara Langdon Clemens is born.
1880: Youngest daughter Jane “Jean” Lampton Clemens is born.
1896: Suzy dies of spinal meningitis while her father is on a world tour.
1904: Olivia dies in
June at an Italian villa outside
1909: Youngest daughter Jean dies on December 24 of an epileptic attack.
1910: Clemens dies
on April 21 at home in