Congratulations,you are related to nearly every Otway in Thunder Bay!
My grandfather, Patrick, was the son of Harry, brother of James.They came to Fort William in 1910, not 1906 and I know this because I havethe photo of the entire family before they boarded the boat which was posted in their local newspaper that year.I also have the photo of the boat. Harry and my great-grandmother Harriett had 2 babies they brought on the boat, one died enroute, the other upon arrival.In Fort William, they had my grandfather, Patrick Henry, and a daughter Mary, who died of Tuberculosis in 1940.The whole family, including the sibilings, are buried on the St. Patrick's side of Mountain view cemetery and I have the plans of the family plots and who is buried where.
My grandfather married Marguerite Edmonds, and my uncle is Patrick Otway Jr, aunts Marly Pechiwa, Mimi Otway and my mother is Joan, married to George Rusnick.
I traveled to Witherslack and stayed with our relatives.I was taken to the church where our family has been baptized, married and buried since late 1790. Their records show this.We are direct descendants of the family of Thomas Otway, the poet - his father being Humphrey.Our family originally settled in the northern Lacashire district during the time of the Norman conquest, and the earliest records of 1260 show a Roger Otway in Lancashire.
Our relatives are currently scattered around Witherslack, throughout Lancashire and in the tiny town of Warton, Carnforth, Lancashire - by Moorcomb Bay.It's a town of one street - Main Street, and my aunt lives on it across from the home that still stands - birthplace of George Washington's father.