Nellie Jane Sword

5 May 1913–27 August 1974 (Age 61)
Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nellie Jane

When Nellie Jane Sword was born on 5 May 1913, in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, Moses Sword, was 50 and her mother, Louvina Hall, was 26. She married Burdine Allen Christian in 1933, in Logan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Triadelphia Magisterial District, Logan, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1974, in Milton, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Robinette, Logan, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burdine Allen Christian
Nellie Jane Sword
Marriage: 1933
Paul Christian Sword

Spouse and Children

Logan, West Virginia, United States


    Paul Christian Sword


Parents and Siblings

    Moses Sword


    Louvina Hall




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 13

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a swordsman or armorer, from Middle English swerd, sword ‘sword’.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt ‘descendant of Suart’, a personal name derived from Old Norse Sigvarðr ‘victory keeper’, a cognate of Old English Sigeweard. Compare Seward 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Nellie Christian in household of Birdine Christian, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Sword, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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