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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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Map of Shanghai

This is a map of Shanghai 1945, after War II was over. I thought you might like to  look for places mentioned in Will Lynch's diary.   Roselyn

Map of Shanghai in 1945
Click on map to enlarge picture. Number 4 may be the place called Cathay Mansions earlier.  Number 10 is the Grande Theater where he attended the Ballet and other cultural events. Number 12 is the Foreign YMCA where he checked out books.  Number 15 may be another place he stayed.  Number 20, the Metropol is the first place he was kept after he was taken prisoner.  Number 24 is Hamilton House, the apartment where he lived for many years while working for the Consular Service. 

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