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London, Jack

Born John Griffith Chaney in San Francisco on January 12, 1876, Jack London was the son of a spiritualist (Flora Wellman) and, it is believed, an itinerant astrologer and journalist (William Chaney). Chaney left before the baby was born, and Flora married John London, a Civil War veteran, when young John was eight months old. Not […]


Ward, Lynd

Born in Chicago on June 26, 1905, Lynd Ward, the son of a Methodist minister, grew up moving around and living close to new immigrants. Ward was a sickly baby and the family moved to northern Canada for several months hoping his health would improve. Upon the family’s return, Ward, now a healthier child, never […]