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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Friday, January 6, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 125, 126 and 127

Will Lynch says war news is "lousy".  Bataan has fallen.  Roselyn

April 11, 1942.  Saturday.  125th Day.
     Nice weather.  Saw G. Giliberto re house.
     In afternoon had good Chinese chow at Mr. J.'s.  L. Ritter and A. Murphy were there.  Quite a combination.  Problem!  Nertz.
     Beat JBS at Rummy.
     War news continues lousy.  Seems Bataan Peninsula has passed, but Corregidor holds--and likely will for some time, I opine. Looks bad in India.

April 12, 1942.  Sunday.  126th Day.
     Cooler--but nice weather.
     Saw Dorothy Lamour in "Jungle Princess".  Fair.
     Have heard Japanese are bringing from outposts about a thousand enemy nationals for repatriation.  Whew!

April 13, 1942.  Monday.  127th Day.
     Sunny and cool.  
     Watched greyhounds in 17 training races at 11:00-12:00 a.m.  Very interesting.
     Saw .......ex Boston there and gave him some razor blades which pleased him.
     Beat Brookhart 2-1 and JBS 2-0 at rummy.
     No outstanding news a la war.

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