My grandfther, Richard, also born in northern England and had a brother names George. I don't much about them. He came to America in the 1920's. He was born in Nothemberland, Tyne and Wear and was married to Nora Christie. My grandmother followed to the USA a year after (he had to save for the tickets on the boat). they had 3 children, James (my father), Alice, and Richard.