Jean Clemens

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Jean Clemens

Youngest of the three daughters of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, and his wife Olivia Langdon Clemens add

Category: Literature

Born in 1880.

Countries: United States (50%), New York (50%)

Education: undef.

Main connection: Mark Twain

Linked to: The New York Times

 

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Jean Clemens was born in 1880 add something


1904

Olivia Langdon Clemens tried to include her daughter in family life despite her illness, but after Olivia's death in 1904 it was left to Twain and Jean's older sister Clara Clemens to manage her and the difficulties her illness caused add something


1906

Jean was sent to an epilepsy colony in Katonah, New York in the fall of 1906 and her father denied her requests to come home, fearing that he could not care for her add something

 

Twain's secretary, Isabel Lyon, claimed that on two occasions in 1906 Jean physically attacked Katy Leary, a maid for the family, and said she had wanted to kill her add something


1909

Jean decorated her father's house for Christmas 1909, but was found dead in her bath on Christmas Eve 1909 add something


Jean Clemens died in 1909 add something

 

Twain fired Lyon and her new husband in 1909, claiming they were both guilty of embezzlement, and permitted Jean to return home in April 1909 add something


2004

In her 2004 biography "Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain's Final Years", historian Karen Lystra questioned the accuracy of Lyon's account of Jean's violent behavior and suggests that Lyon manipulated a separation between father and daughter because Lyon hoped to marry Twain add something