Mark Twain's Life

CJ Rickels Period 7

Birth

  • Born November 30
  • Born in Florida, Missouri
  • Born 1835
  • Sixth child born
  • Named Samuel Clemens

Early Childhood

  • Poor health for ten years
  • Hardly went to school
  • 5 older siblings
  • Moved to Hannibal, Missouri where he grew up
  • skipped school

Education

  • Didn't go through college
  • No Diploma
  • Made it through school by printing office
  • Hardly went to school
  • He didn't like school

Carreer

  • Great writer
  • Journalist
  • writes about his life
  • One of the most beloved writers
  • wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Family

  • seven siblings
  • Sixth child
  • Mom was Jane Clemens Dad was John Marshal
  • Sister Margaret died of fever when Samuel was 4
  • Brother Benjamin died 3 years after Margaret

Hobbies/Interests

  • Loved writing
  • used his imagination
  • loves nature
  • writes fiction about his life
  • as a child acted out stories with friends

EXTRA

  • Lived in Iowa
  • lived for 75 years
  • changed his name
  • died April 21, 1910
  • Beloved writer