Old comic strip: "Freddie"

Can anyone give me information on a newspaper comic strip named “Freddie”? I remember reading it in my local paper in the early 1970s. Freddie was a 10-year old who was usuually shown struggling with his homework. He had a brother (Ernest?) and a sister (Charlene?). Who wrote and drew this? Is it still running somewhere?

Well, it’s a little late to answer this question, but this
was probably “Freddy”, by Robert G.“Rupe” Baldwin. He died, or the strip ended, in 1980. Not much information available about this.