John Keiling was born in Maryland on November 28, 1880, the son of German immigrant Christian Keiling (1837-1924) and Rose/Rosa Cutter Keiling (1845-1927.) John was the seventh of their nine children. He married Isabella Dudley and soon started a family of his own. In 1910, John, a coal miner, and Isabella were living on Welsh
The Adopt a Miner Project has really opened my eyes to the plight and sacrifice of our mining families. I have read over 555 fatal accident reports in my research for this project. It’s made me sad, made me cry and made me proud to be a coal miner’s granddaughter. In my research, I’ve come
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.
John Morgan was born in Frostburg, Maryland on June 27, 1897, the son of David A. Morgan and Mary E. (Foutz) Morgan. Mary, in the 1910 census report, was listed as a 38 year-old widow caring for three of her four children. John, age 13, was working in the grocery business to help provide for