I was interested to read your message. My family are from Wigan. My grandfather was Herbert Acton (born 1905) he was the son of Edward Acton who was a coalminer in the Wigan area. Edward Acton (mr great grandfather) married Sarah Crook and they had 12/13 children. I understand that my greatgrandfather had numerous siblings some of whom went to the US. I don't have much more info but my Dad will have if this is of interest to you.