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, February 7, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 174, 175, 176 and 177.

Will Lynch auctioned off his household furniture, hoping that repatriation is soon, and he will be released from captivity by Japanese Army in Shanghai.   Roselyn

May 30, 1942.  Saturday.  174th Day.
     Fine weather.
      No news.  Local German radio claims big victory at Karkov.  If true, wonder???

May 31, 1942.  Sunday.  175th Day.
    Cloudy, but no rain.
    Japanese were to have a big rally on the Race Course.
     I had no pass, for some reason unknown to me, so took only a short local walk.
     My rented radio is "lousy".
     Lost rummy to Brookhart 2-0, and checkers to JBS 1-3 and drew one. 
     A.M. did not call today. Wonder why?

June 1, 1942.  Monday.  176th Day.
     No record.

June 2, 1942.  Tuesday.  177th Day.
     Nice weather.
     Auctioned off my house furniture for some CRB $2,300/2,400, or a bit over US$100.00 at Canton Road place.
     Forgot to turn in yesterday's pass until this morning.

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