This web site has the entries made by J.W. Lynch in his personal journal during the years of 1898 to
1925. During these years he
worked at the Elizabeth, PA. Marine Ways. His journal details the day to day activities
at the Ways, specifically he names men he worked with and the boats
that were being repaired or built and if the boat was being repaired, he lists
the repairs that were completed.
Each page of
the journal is shown as written. I have scanned each page and placed it on this
web site as a JPEG file. I
have also typed each journal page which helps each of the individual
journal pages load faster and also makes it easy to search for specific information. Names of
people, boats, or any word can be entered into the search engine, located on the
Home Page or Name Directory Page of this web site, the search engine will give you each page that
your word occurs on.
have attempted to remain true to JW's writing by copying most
words as written.
continued to record his daily activities
after his retirement from the Marine Ways in 1925 as he made entries into 1948. He
included the names of numerous citizens of the Elizabeth, PA area in his
journal. He wrote in his journal during March 1925 the following: "The
Deaths of People I have known well or have been around and with through
my life follows at intervals in this Diary" I have included the names of these individuals on the page titled "Name Directory."
You can use the Search function on the Home Page or Name Directory Page to
see if your ancestor is named.
If you would like to see a
specific date from 1898 to 1948, please
email me and I will respond to your request.
forward to any comments or questions you may have on the contents of this
web site. jwmohney "at" comcast dot net
Please make changes to email address, it is not a clickable address.