Jack Kerouac ~ March 22, 1922 – October 21, 1969



Jack Kerouac, His Life
Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 12, 1922, “at five o’clock in the afternoon of a red-all-over supper time” (Doctor Sax) and died in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 21, 1969, at the age of 47. Kerouac’s first seventeen years were those of a typical Franco-American youth living in Lowell; his next thirty years were those of a traveling Ulysses living with everyone everywhere.


Roger Brunelle, Centralville–Lowell, Massachusetts  – from the Lowell National Historical Park  website

2 Responses to Jack Kerouac ~ March 22, 1922 – October 21, 1969

  1. Dean says:

    Marie I attended Jack’s burial. The pictures I took are in the book “Angelheaded Hipster” pp. 204

  2. Paul Schlichtman says:

    I grew up in Northport, NY – another Kerouac “home town.” I actually lived a couple of blocks from Kerouac, and went to elementary school across the street from his beloved JudyAnn Court home. Now that I have worked in Lowell for the past ten years, I feel a double connection to Kerouac. Here’s an article about Kerouac and Northport, which I am sure my friends in Lowell will find of interest.


    “With its small-town, working class atmosphere in the fifties, and located an hour or so from a major metropolitan area, Northport bore a certain resemblance to Lowell, Jack’s hometown – at least according to his friends, who suggested he move here.”