Jean suffered from severe epileptic seizures. She loved riding and other outdoor activities, and supported animal and human rights causes.
"Jane Lampton "Jean" Clemens (July 26, 1880 – December 24, 1909) was the youngest of the three daughters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, and his wife Olivia Langdon Clemens. On Christmas Eve 1909, Jane Clemens drowned in a bathtub at her father's home [Stormfield in Redding, Conncecticut] after an apparent seizure. She had epilepsy from age fifteen, which her father attributed to a head injury she had suffered at age eight or nine. The family spent years seeking cures in the United States and Europe. Twain also attributed her mood swings and sometimes erratic behavior to her uncontrolled epilepsy." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Clemens
The New York Times, December 25, 1909 MISS JEAN CLEMENS FOUND DEAD IN BATH She Was Overcome by an Epileptic Seizure an Hour Before Her Body Was Discovered. HAD PLANNED A HAPPY XMAS On Wednesday Her Father Helped Her Trim a Christmas Tree - Mark Twain Now All Alone. SOURCE with complete article transcribed from original: http://www.twainquotes.com/19091225.html :
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