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The Early Life of Mark Twain

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Sophia Charbonneau

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of The Early Life of Mark Twain

By: Sophia Charbonneau and Jordan Zywicke

7th Hour Mark Twain's Early Life He was the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton's seven children Born November 30th, 1835 in Florida, Missouri When he was four years old,
his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri which was
along the banks of the Mississippi River Samuel was kept indoors due to a
poor health condition until he was nine Mark Twain's
Immediate Family His father, John Marshall, was a judge. When Samuel was twelve, he died of pneumonia. Family Mother-
Jane Lampton Clemens (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr Father-
John Marshall Orion Pleasant Pamela Margaret Henry Benjamin Samuel (Mark Twain) Orion founded the "Hannibal Journal"
of which Samuel became a writer for as a teenager. When he was
thirteen he became
a full time printer Jobs After his father's death, Samuel became a delivery boy, grocery clerk, and blacksmith helper Then, he worked for his brother's newspaper When he was 17, he left for a printer's job in St. Louis. He worked at print shops in St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, and Cincinatti for low wages Samuel had little education and
learned from print and newspaper shops Education In 1857 he began learning riverboat piloting from Horace Bixby Riverboat Piloting He was a licensed pilot by April, 1859 He began using his pseudonym (Mark Twain) on February 3rd, 1863 mark twain: a riverboat term meaning it is safe to navigate Birth sources "The Official Web Site of Mark Twain" The Official Web Site of Mark Twain. CMG Solutions, 5 July 2006. Web. 13 Sept. 2012 Gribben, Alan. "Twain, Mark" The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book 1997. N. page. Print. A portion of Mark Twain's writing in "The Hannibal Journal" Quote http://steamboattimes.com/mark_twain_gallery_2.html YouTube. Dir. Phoenixfilmandvideo. YouTube. YouTube, 02 Apr. 2008. Web. 20 Sept. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL9VbG21l6c>.
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