Herbert Charles Sword b 27 May 1875 WV d 14 Jun 1963; buried Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson Co KY; s/o Harry Sword and Louisea Damron. Herbert Charles Sword m. Hila Jane Ramsey b 31 Oct 1882 Pike Co KY d Sunday, 25 Mar 1951; of breast cancer; buried Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson Co KY; d/o George Ramsey and Mary Frances Slone. Children of Herbert Charles Sword and Hila Jane Ramsey;
1. Hugh E Sword b abt 1900 KY
2. Beatrice Sword b 8 Nov 1902 d 11 Nov 1984; m. William Henry Potter b 6 Jan 1895 Letcher Co KY d 16 Nov 1978 Highlands Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg, KY; s/o Albritton Potter and Mardilla Mullins.
3. Garnett Sword b 1903 KY; m. 1922 to (1) Oscar M Vanderpool b 28 Aug 1899 Floyd Co KY d 5 May 1939 Logan Co WV; occupation teacher, miner; s/o William Vanderpool and Hattie Adams. Children of Oscar M Vanderpool and Garnett Sword;
i. Opal Irene Vanderpool b 6 Jan 1922 Pike Co KY d 22 Apr 1992 Pasco Co FL; buried Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; m. Richard C Fitzpatrick. Children of Richard C Fitzpatrick and Opal Irene Vanderpool; I. Richard E Fitzpatrick b 30 Mar 1944 d 12 Oct 2015; m. Maria Parente. II. Garnett Fitzpatrick; m. Male Truckle
ii. Irma Mae Vanderpool b 2 Feb 1924 Pike Co KY d 27 Mar 1943 Cochise Co AZ; Cause of Death: Fracture at base of skull. "Apparently thrown or fell from moving vehicle, while traveling through state." Funeral rites for Miss Irma Mae Vanderpool, 19, of West Prestonsburg, who was a murder victim at Bisbee, Arizona, March 27, were conducted, Sunday afternoon, at West Prestonsburg. (Floyd County Times, 8 April 1943).
Garnett Sword m. 16 Mar 1933 Wayne Co WV (divorced 1945 Boyd Co KY) to Don Carlos Childers b 26 Aug 1901 Lawrence Co KY d 29 Jan 1986 Ashland, Boyd Co KY; buried Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Ashland, Boyd Co KY; s/o Forest Childers and Calista Jane Maynard. Children of Don Carlos Childers and Garnett Sword;
i. Don Carlos Childers Jr. b 1923 KY
ii. Forest Childers b 1831 KY
Don Carlos Childers m. 17 Sept 1921 Prestonsburg, Floyd Co KY to Bess Bingham b 1900 d 1932. Don Carlos Childers m. 14 Feb 1946 Louisa, Lawrence Co KY to (3) Caroline Swetnam Carey b 1916 d 2007. Garnett Sword m. (3) to O. V Bennett.
4. Gladys Sword b 19 Feb 1906 Yeager, Pike Co KY d 13 Nov 1950 Alexandria City VA; age 44 years; buried Wells Buckingham Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson Co KY; m. (1) to Frank Compton. Children of Frank Compton and Gladys Sword;
i. Dolores Compton b abt 1922; m. Male Rodriguez
ii. Frank Combton Jr b abt 1923 KY
iii. Richard E Compton b 1927 KY. Gladys Sword m. (2) Edward Mires.
5. Lourissia Sword b 1908 KY
6. Festella Sword b 1910 KY
7. Clyde H Sword b abt 1917 KY
Obituary of HILA JANE SWORD 1881-1951
EXTENDED ILLNESS PROVES FATAL
Mrs. Hila Jane Sword, 69, prominent woman of the city and wife of H. C. Sword of Bridgeford, died in a local hospital Sunday morning, March 25, after an extended illness. Born in Pike County, October 31, 1881, the daughter of the late George and Mary Frances Slone Ramsey, she had been a resident of this city for the past several years. She was a member of the First
Christian Church. Surviving besides her husband are six children; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Hall, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Richard Hicks, Garrett, and Mrs. W. H. Potter and Mrs. O. V. Bennett both of this city; two sons, Hugh E., Dwale, Ky., and Clyde H., Cleveland, O. Surviving also are the following brothers and sisters, Reese Ramsey, Chattanooga, Tenn., Alex Ramsey, Ashland, Cude Ramsey, Millard, Tom Adkins, Shelbiana, Mrs. Maggie Thacker, Sutton, Mrs. John Justice, Pikeville, and Mrs. George Marrs, Robinson Creek, Kentucky. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday March 27, at the First Christian Church with the pastor, Rev. Harold L. Burnside, officiating. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham cemetery under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. PAINTSVILLE HERALD, THURSDAY, 3-29-1951
Obituary of H.C. SWORD
H. C. Sword, 88, well known resident of this city better known as "Herby" died in a local hospital at 8:30 a.m. Friday Jun. 14 1963, after an extended illness. The son of the late Harry and Louisea Damron Sword, he was born in West Virginia May 28 1875. He formerly lived at Yeaker, in Pike County, but had resided in this city for the past fifteen years. Prior to retirement he had been employed as a teacher and a bookkeeper. His wife, Mrs. Hila Jane Sword, preceded him in death March 25 1951. Survivors include two sons, Hugh Sword, Dwale; Clyde H. Sword, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughers, Mrs. Charles Hall, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. W. H. Potter and Mrs. O. V. Bennett both of this city; Mrs. Stella Hicks, Lynchburg, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Neil Wayland, Ashland. Also surviving are twenty four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the First Christian Church with the pastor, Reverend Charles Saunders as officiating minister. Pallbearers were the grandchildren. Burial was in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery in this city.
Obituary of Gladys Sword Mires
Gladys Sword Mires Succumbs Nov. 13 In Alexandria. Funeral Rites Here at First Christian Mrs. Gladys Mires, 44, Alexandria, Va., succumbed to an illness of three months November 13, in an Alexandria Hospital. Born in Yeager, Ky., Pike County, February 19, 1906, she was the daughter of H. C. and Hila Ramsey Sword. She had been a resident of Alexandria for three months and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving, besides her husband, Edward Mires, are one son and one daughter: Frank Compton, Jr., Wood Bridge, Va., Mrs.Dolores Rodriguez, Paintsville. Surviving brothers and sisters are: Hugh E.Sword, Dwale; Clyde H. Sword, Cleveland; Mrs. W. H. Potter, city, Mrs. O.V. Bennett, city; Mrs. Charles W. Hall, Washington,D.C., Mrs. Fostella Hicks Garrett. Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p. m., November 16, at the First Christian Church, city, with the Revs. Harold Burnside, Everett Brown and Aleck Ramsey officiating. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs.Garnet Burke, Miss Nina Williams, Mr. O.O.Roberts, Mr. Burl Conley. Pallbears were George Dix, Gaylord Hall, Arville Phillips, Langley Ward, Shelby Slone and Thomas E. Sublett. Burial was made in the Wells-Buckingham Cemetery, city, under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home. (Paintsville Herald, Thursday, November 23,1950)