A hero for all time
"His father died when he was eleven years old"
- His father died when Mark was eleven years old
- His Mother didn't do anything for Mark when his father died
- Almost all of his siblings died at a young age.
- He had to leave home and get his own job at the age of 12
- His Brother died in a steamboat explosion working for Mark
- He lost a lot of money by investing it in technology and inventions, invested $300,000 ($8,058,462 our money)
- Most of his kids died at a young age, only 2 lived a long life.
"When his father died, he began working a year later."
- He started working at a young age
- He had to leave his family
- He became a volunteer fighter in the civil war
- Became a miner
- Became secretary for the governor of the Nevada territory
"In 1851, he began working as a typewriter"
- Became a type writer at the age of twelve
- Became a printer at the age of 18
- Wrote 8 books with the help of the company, 6,000 words total
- Became a steamboat pilot
- Became a confederate volunteer
- Became a Miner
- Turned into a journalist
At the end
At then end of all this, 2 of his kids lived a full life, they are all buried at woodlawn cemetery