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, February 8, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 178, 179, and180.

Will Lynch "celebrates" his 57th birthday in captivity by Japanese Army in Shanghai, China.  Roselyn.

June 3, 1942.  Wednesday.  178th Day.
     Wet today.
     Forgot to turn in pass until 8:00 p.m.
     A.M. called.  Needs some furniture for new small room.
     Looks like Axis powers are not winning in Africa or Russia.

June 4, 1942.  Thursday.  179th Day.
      Warmer and cloudy.
      Looks like we'll be leaving Shanghai shortly.

june 5, 1942.  Friday.  180th Day.
     Am 57 today!   Wow.
     Repatriation talk is gaining speed.  
     Apparently Germany is getting bombed plenty.  Seems she isn't winning in Russia nor North Africa.
     Japanese seem to be winning against Chinese, but at a price.  Seems Chinese are fighting a delaying fight, with idea of causing Japanese as much trouble as possible.

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