Hi I realise it's a long time since this post and you may already have a lot of the following info:
Joseph William Symes was born 25 Feb 1891 Ridding, Delph, West Riding of Yorkshire England. Father Walter William Symes (my great grandfather), mother Margaret Tibbot. Joseph migrated to America in 1909 (on the Saxonia and arrived in Boston on 29 Sep 1909). His future wife (although I can't find their marriage) Florrie Saxon, arrive later with other members of her family.
Joseph and Florrie (living in New Bedford)had the following children: Sydney Symes 1912 Cora Symes 1913 Ida Symes 1915 Harold Symes 1916
I haven't done much research on the Symes family in America but have lots of info re Joseph's family in England