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Photo of an older photograph of Sylvanus and Virginia (Showman) Mumaw with six of their children. Another child of theirs, William H. Mumaw, died in 1879, only 2 years old, and well before this photograph was taken.

Identified (l to r) are:…
Photograph of the Honorable Discharge issued to Master Sergeant Stanley D. Showman upon completion of his WWII service with Company B of the 110th Infantry Regiment in the 28th Division.. MSgt Showman was born on January 2, 1925 in Mt. Jackson,…
Portrait of Elizabeth (Showman) Ryman as a young woman. Her husband was Lewis F. Ryman. She had two daughters and a son.
Photograph of Elizabeth (Showman) Ryman and her two oldest daughters, Sylvia (standing) and Barbara.

Her husband was Lewis F. Ryman and his name was written of the glass plate of this image.
Portrait of Olan Showman. Two of his daughters are Ms. Tommy Nichols and Barbara Hottle.

If you had attended a community event in the 70s, or 80s you might have found Betty Showman there, dressed as the popular TV character Minnie Pearl.

A resident of Conicville, Betty began performing as Minnie in 1963. She took her act to various…
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