Brother of Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain
He served as territory secretary for Nevada -second in command to the Governor (appointed by President Lincoln). Orion had moved to Iowa at the very end of 1853, he became active in anti-slavery politics, leading him ultimately to working for Lincoln's election in 1860. Orion served 1861 - 1865.
Mary Eleanor Stotts Clemens Memorial (1834 - 1904)
Pleasant Hannibal Clemens.
He only one of Clemens's brothers and sisters for whom no birth or death dates were entered in the family Bibles. He was born after Pamela and before Margaret Clemens, late in 1828 or early in 1829, and died at three months of age.
Some confusion exists about his name. Orion called him "Pleasant" (18 May 85 to SLC, CU-MARK), Clemens simply called him "Han" in "Villagers of 1840–3" (Inds, 104), and Annie Moffett Webster called him both "Hannibal Pleasant" and "Pleasants Hannibal" (Webster 1918, 2; MTBus, 44).
Both of his names were family names—John Marshall Clemens's two brothers were Pleasant (1800–1811) and Hannibal (1803–36)—but since he was named after his paternal great-uncle Pleasant Goggin (1777–1831), it is most likely that his first name was "Pleasant" (Bell, 26–27; Selby, 77, 79, 93)
Author, Humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He is remembered not only for authoring many books but also for his humorist maxims, quotations and opinions. Similar to many authors of his day, he had little formal education.
His family moved from his birthplace Florida, Missouri to nearby Hannibal on the Mississippi where he grew up experiencing life on the waterfront.
His came from the print shops and newspaper offices where he worked as a youth, and became a licensed Mississippi riverboat pilot navigating the river for some five years.
Roaming the west, with an unsuccessful attempt at gold and silver mining, he became a newspaper man in Virginia City, Nevada, acquiring the pen name Mark Twain (a riverboat term).
His first popular story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" appeared and while traveling as a correspondent in Europe, he authored a book, "The Innocents Abroad" which cast him into the role of a noted author.
Married, he settled in Hartford, Connecticut becoming most productive as a writer penning seven major books. His most memorable were stories about the Mississippi based on his experiences, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Samuel Clemens troubled by bad investments, the loss of most of his family by death, spent his final days in deep depression.
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A heavy smoker all his life, with his health failing, he sought the warmer climate of Bermuda. His condition improved and he returned to his principal residence in Hartford, but soon became bedridden and sunk into a deep coma.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens cause of death was Angina Pectoris. The ailment took his life during the night. Because of his years of presence in New York City, it was decided his funeral would be held at the Presbyterian Brick Church.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens AKA Mark Twain
Samuel died on 21 Apr 1910 (aged 74) Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA.
His body was transported to Elmira, New York, hometown of his wife and where the family maintained a summer home. He was buried next to his wife and children who preceded him in death in historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial
Bio by: Donald Greyfield
PLOT Old Limits Lot 54 MEMORIAL ID] 21752
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Orions FAG was Created and Maintained by: Find A Grave, Added: Added: 18 Apr 2001
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