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, February 10, 2012

WR Lynch WW II Diary Days 181, 182, and 183.

Will Lynch receives notice to have heavy trunks ready to put on ship by June 10, 1942.  Roselyn

June 6, 1942.  Saturday.  181st Day.
     Rained all afternoon.
     Went to town and got CRB$37.50 net from furniture auction.
     Bought some silk goods at Sea Captain's Shop.
     Played rummy with Brookhart 3:00 - 12:00 and lost super series.
     Notice was circulated to have our heavy trunks, etc. ready by June 10, 1942, as Scharp-Guenther would take delivery.

June 7, 1942.  Sunday.  182nd Day.
     A.M. called.  Has very small room.  Seems to be in a mental fog.
     The gang is getting its "gear" ready to move out.
     I called on Miss Nieh, 1187 Joffre.  Will have Chinese chow on Tuesday 9th, at her place.

June 8, 2942.  Monday.  183rd Day.
     Fine weather.
     Got gear---dishes and kitchen wear---and sent to 1285 Joffre, House 47, Room 4.
     Six months ago the war started.
     Did some packing tonight.  What a job!
     Lost two dollars "FAPI (about US 3 cents) playing dominoes.

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