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Jack London
Birth: Jan. 12, 1876
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1916
Glen Ellen
Sonoma County
California, USA

Author. The most successful writer in America in the early 20th Century, his stories of men and animals against the environment, and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his own experience. Passing his childhood in poverty in the Oakland, California slums, at the age of 17 he ventured to sea on a sealing ship. The turning point of his life was a thirty-day imprisonment that was so degrading it made him decide to turn to education and pursue a career in writing. His years in the Klondike area of Canada searching for gold left their mark in his short stories; among them, "The Call of the Wild", and "White Fang". His novel, "The Sea-Wolf", was based on his experiences at sea. His work embraced the concepts of unconfined individualism and Darwinism in its exploration of the laws of nature. In all he wrote 51 books and 191 short stories. He retired to his ranch near Sonoma, where he died at age 40. He and his wife Charmian's ashes are under a red boulder on a knoll over looking the ranch house. His Glen Ellen Beauty Ranch was acquired by the State of California in 1959 and a 40 acre portion became the Jack London Historic State Park. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charmian Kittredge London (1871 - 1955)*
 
 Children:
  Joan Elizabeth London Miller (1901 - 1971)*
  Bess London Fleming (1902 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jack London State Historic Park Cemetery
Glen Ellen
Sonoma County
California, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.3538, -122.5367
 
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Great Author! Great Human Being! Great Socialist! REST IN PEACE!
- David Bohn
 Added: Jun. 13, 2017
I visited your home and grave today. You lived your life as if you knew you did not have much time. You did more in 40 years than most people do in 100 years.You left us too soon
- PC Hayat
 Added: Apr. 23, 2017

- Tom P.
 Added: Apr. 6, 2017
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