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Francis Mchinrick Lynch

From his first census Francis was known as Frank (but the family name is spelled Linch). Frank was born in Indiana, but his family had moved to Illinois about 1876. Frank was one of nine siblings in 1880, and his mother was only 37 so there may have been more. Among his siblings was Lucy, who was about two years older.

He applied for the license to marry Laura Eighner using the name Frank M. Lynch, and the couple appears to have settled near Rankin until about 1917. No record of any children has been uncovered and census data suggests none surviving in 1910 and 1920. In 1920 Laura is with her father's family in Indiana, and she is listed as married, but Frank is living with his sister (who has married John B. Seals) in Danville, and is listed as divorced.

Frank appears as married to his second wife in the 1930 Census, but as there is no evidence of children and she is 50 years old, it would appear Frank never had children.


Categories: FullNames Francis Mchinrick Farmer 60 to 70


  1. "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, FamilySearch: accessed 14 Sep 2012), Francis Mchinrick Lynch, 26 Mar 1939; citing reference 13795, FHL microfilm 1819609.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch: accessed 14 Sep 2012), Frank M Lynch, Fountain Creek, Iroquois, Illinois; citing sheet 13B, family 186, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374305.
  3. Kankahkee Valley Genealogical Society. The - A - Ki - Ki: "Beautiful Land," May, 1976 Vol. 7, No. 2, transcription (continued) of ''Prairie Farmer's Directory of Iroquois County, Illinois 1917 "LYNCH, Frank (Laura EIGHNER) Rankin, R3 Fountain Creek Sec31 T112a E. J. BLAKE (1906)".
  4. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch: accessed 14 Sep 2012), Frank M Lynch in household of John B Seals, Newell Township Danville City Precinct 7, Vermillion, Illinois; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 8A, family 181, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820411.
  5. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch: accessed 14 Sep 2012), Lorin Clark, South Homer, Champaign, Illinois; citing enumeration district (ED) 0065, sheet 5B, family 104, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 410.

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