Olivia (Langdon) Clemens

Olivia Louise (Langdon) Clemens (1845 - 1904)

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Mrs. Olivia Louise "Livy" Clemens formerly Langdon
Born in Elmira, NYmap
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Wife of — married 2 Feb 1870 in Elmira, New York, USAmap
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Died in Florence, Italymap
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Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, met Olivia Langdon in 1867. They were introduced by her brother.

The couple's first date was to hear a reading by Charles Dickens in New York City.

They were married on Feb. 2, 1870.

The Clemens family lived in Europe for four years starting in 1891. Clemens also did a European lecture tour from 1895-1896.

In 1903, Olivia's doctors advised her to take up residence in the warm climate of Italy, prompting the Clemens family to move to a villa outside Florence. She died June 1904.



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Olivia Langdon was the daughter of Jervis Langdon , a prominent citizen of Elmira, New York. The family mansion was in what is now downtown Elmira. The mansion was razed and replaced with a strip center many years ago. Langdon Plaza has been home to a large number of businesses since. Grocery stores, a hobby shop, cloth store, dry cleaner, etc.
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Olivia is 17 degrees from Donald Howard, 16 degrees from Julia Howe and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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