Hello! I think we are distant relatives. The names, dates and places you mention line up with my family tree.
My great grandfather was Harold Rudd who came to the US. My grandmother, often spoke of the Looney family who also came over. She was very fond of them. She remembered that somewhere along the way they changed their last name to Lowell. John "Jack" Looney was a music teacher, I think she said, and he didn't think he could be taken seriously with that name and changed it. Perhaps try searching where your trail leaves off for the same first names but as Lowell. I haven't started that line yet. Good luck! There's tons of info on them in Liverpool. Let me know if you need some tips going back to there.
It maybe too far removed for your family to know about, but does anyone on your side know anything about Harold Rudd's wife, Gertrude Snyder? I'm having a hard time tracing her.