With the ever heightening tensions of the Sino-American War, Morton fortified his home and built a shelter out of his basement. He also managed to acquire a power armor station, frame, and partial suit components which he set up in his garage. After boarding up his home in the northwest of Bradberton he took to his shelter in an attempt to ride out the apocalypse.
This however was not to be, and he died on his bed clutching a Nuka-Cola Quantum. The circumstances of his death are uncertain, but it is mostly likely he died from radiation poisoning. Time has not been kind to his home which laid untouched for the next two hundred and ten years. The wall accessing the basement shelter from the pipe has completely collapsed. The rest of the home, barring the garage is completely inaccessible due to rubble.