Mark Twain's Life
By: Brooks Erickson
- His name was Samuel L. Clemens when he was born.
- He was born in Florida, MO.
- He was born on November 30, 1839.
- He was the 6th born of 7 children.
- He was born into a poor family.
- His family moved to Hannibal, MO when he was four.
- His father was a farmer and a shopkeeper until he died in 1847.
- He dropped out of school to support his family.
- He was a steamboat pilot, a printer and he also had many other jobs.
- He won the chance to serve as a foreign corespondant for San Fransisco's Alta California in 1867.
- He married Olivia Langdon from Elmira, NY.
- They moved to Buffalo, NY where he became an editor for the Buffalo Express.
- They were married for 34 years.
- They had three girls Susy, Clara and Jean and one son Langdon.
- He calle.d his wife Lady Like LIvy
- His first book was Innocents abroad.
- In 1871 he moved his family to Hartford to me closer to his publisher.
- In Hartford he published Roughing It in 1871
- He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876.
- He wrote Huckleberry Finn in the house in Hartford.
- He wrote A Connecticut Yankee King in King Authors Court.
- He dropped out of school when his dad died.
- He dropped out so he could support his family.
- Making people laugh
- Writing about his adventures
- Huckleberry Finn
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Roughing It
- Innocents Abroad
- Connecticut Yankee King in King Authors Court