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