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The Prairie Tea Plant And My Great-Grandmother Ruth

Prairie Tea Croton monanthogynus Michx. My aunts and uncle said her name was Ruth Alice Daleria Salili Jane Tucker. She taught them her entire name as children and said "never forget it". We assumed it was the   name of her slave grandmothers, our family history. She was born in Oxford, Alabama to William (part Choctaw) and Alice Tucker. She moved to Dallas,Texas and married Charlie H. Smith. The dates are questionable that's why they aren't noted. Sadly this is the way it is in African-American families,we sometimes had to move around a lot. She passed away when I was 13, in 1972. She had three daughters, my grandmother Lucille Smith Lewis was born in 1913 she and my grandfather John...

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