Introduction to Lynch Clan

My Lynch ancestors from Ireland came to America in 1848. The group included my Grandfather James Lynch and his five siblings, ages 10 to 18, who sailed without their parents to New York City. Soon they were living in a tenement house in Massachusetts working in a textile mill. From there they gradually migrated west. This blog will contain information gathered by my mother, Hazel Lynch Skonberg from her father, giving details of the trip over and life in America. There is also a diary written by his son, Will Lynch, who was with the American Consular Service of the State Department, and was taken hostage on Dec. 8, 1941, by the Japanese Army who had captured Shanghai that day. I hope you enjoy this blog about the James Lynch family in America.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WR Lynch WW II Diary re Japanese Take-Over in Shanghai China. History of the Consulate General of the US in Shanghai, China 93, 94, and 95

Consulate History | Consulate General of the United States Shanghai, China

For the history of the American Consul in Shanghai, click on the above link.  When the Treaty of Nanking was signed, the Chinese were forced to open the port of Shanghai in 1844, which began an International Settlement of many countries in the Bund section of Shanghai.  The Bund is a mile long stretch along the river composed of many historical buildings beginning in that year.

I hope you can open the link above.

Roselyn George

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