Hi Thomas, my g-grandmother (Sophia Skidmore Lovell) had a brother George born 7-4-1858 in Worcestershire, Eng. He was the youngest of the five surviving siblings. The family moved to Luzerne County, Pa. c. 1865. They were miners. George became a fire boss in the Mill Creek Colliery, Plains, Luzerne, Pa. and married Alice Moore March 23, 1880. Does this sound like your George Skidmore?
Take care, Kathy Lovell