I'm trying to find out details of the lives of the Smith brothers, Robert and James, who both played in the first international on 30 November 1872.
Members (and founders) of Queen's Park, although by then living in London and playing for South Norwood, for whom they appeared in the FA Cup on occasion.
With a bit of digging I have managed to unearth their birth details - they came from Fordyce in Banffshire - but does anyone know what they did for a living, or what happened at the other end of their lives?
James was reported to be dead by the mid 1880s, while Robert emigrated to USA or Canada (accounts vary) and was dead by 1920. Smith is not the easiest surname to research, so any anecdotal evidence would be very useful.