James Andrew Hott was born in 1872, the son of David Hott and Mary Louise (Miller) Hott. With limited job opportunities in the Georges Creek Valley, he became a coal miner like his father. Andrew’s life was cut short on April 17, 1915 at the age of 33, while employed as the night foreman at
In the movie “The Ten Commandments”, the misty plague of death crept under doorways and through windows of every house not marked by lamb’s blood. In the first half of the 20th century, this deadly mist seeped into coal-mining homes from Barrellville to Westernport, suffocating those who served as husbands, fathers, and sons. Noah M.