So I took a little detour to contact a living relative. I found my first cousin - once removed - through clues from an obituary. With the help of Google, I found a telephone number. I made a call and got an answering machine. I left a message, but.... no answer.
I know I must call again, but I hate to be a nag. Still, persistence, right? A friend of mine suggested to call again, and if I get the answering machine, remember to tell my cousin he can call collect. Maybe that will make a difference. Otherwise, I'll see if I can find the address and send a letter.
Being a genealogy "detective" keeps taking me on different directions and I need to keep focused. However, in this case I think it is possible that this cousin who is also a direct relative of Thomas Walter CANTY, I might find some good clues. If I'm persistent!!