Olivia (Langdon) Clemens
Privacy Level: Open (White)

Olivia Louise (Langdon) Clemens (1845 - 1904)

Olivia Louise "Livy" Clemens formerly Langdon
Born in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 2 Feb 1870 in Elmira, New York, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Florence, Italymap
Profile manager: Glenn Legge private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2009
This page has been accessed 7,307 times.


Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, met Olivia Langdon in 1867. They were introduced by her brother, Charles Langdon.

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.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, New York


More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Memories: 1
Enter a personal reminiscence or story.
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.
posted 22 Jun 2011 by Glenn Legge Sr.
Login to add a memory.
Is Olivia your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

No known carriers of Olivia's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

L  >  Langdon  |  C  >  Clemens  >  Olivia Louise (Langdon) Clemens