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 13, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 140, 141, 142 and 143.

Will Lynch received word that several hundred Americans would arrive in next few weeks.   Roselyn

April 26, 1942.  Sunday. 140th Day.
     Warm and rainy wet.  Had a pass of no consequence.
     Papers and radio prognosticate events soon, of such prominence to affect outcome of war.

April 27, 1942.  Monday.  141st Day
     Warm spring weather.  No particular news.
     Beat JBS at checkers 3-0 but rummy was 1-1, and he wouldn't play rubber as it was almost 10:00, his bed time.  Stated he'd win deciding game next time.
     Received circular from the American Association, stating "several hundred Americans would arrive in next few weeks" and asked local Americans to offer housing or forced billeting would likely be resorted to.

April 28, 1942.  Tuesday.  142nd Day
     Warmer.  Party at Mrs. G. Missimer's, 1285 Ave. Joffre, House 47.  House warming.
     Got refund from Sassoon's Chinese $270.00- 163.83-Chinese $106.17.  Just so much gravy, as I had about given up hopes.
     JBS won rubber at rummy.

April 29, 1942.  Wednesday.  143rd Day.
     Warm.  Had second typhoid shot at American School.
     Saw good indoor baseball game.
     Lost rummy to JBS 1-0.  He is feeling elated.
     No good news yet.

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