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 21, 2011

WR Lynch WW II Diary re Japanese Take-Over in Shanghai China. Day 98

Some of the pictures posted on this blog were taken by Greg Davis, a grand nephew of Will Lynch, and son of my sister, Evelyn Skonberg Davis.  Thank You, Greg, for pictures taken on your recent trip to Shanghai.   These are pictures of the Custom House, mentioned in an earlier diary entry.  One is recent taken by Greg and an older picture taken in the 1930s photographer, unknown.   Roselyn

March 15, 1942.  Sunday  98th Day.
Shanghai Customs House, 2011
Picture by Greg Davis
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Shanghai Customs House, 1930's
From Shanghai History
Note that buildings are on shoreline of the River
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Cold.  Put my "longies" back on.
Got a pass.  Enroute to Foreign YMCA, met Bess Barnes and she insisted we go to Grand to see "Nothing But The Truth".  Not much of a picture.  Then we went to the YMCA and got some books.
     Came back to the Lyceum.  Think in future I'll take my music via radio, free gratis and for nothin'.
     Still no good news.

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