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Title: Pearl Tucker
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Title: Pearl Tucker
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Language: English
Creator: Tucker, Pearl ( Interviewee )
Publisher: Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: June 29, 1973
Copyright Date: 1973
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SIDE ONE-AL 2
Now say,
It
D: June 29, 1973, my name was spelled Tucker

T: My name was Pearl Tucker
And we lived in Tennessee.


D: When were you born?

my
T: In January 14, 1893 and that's where we lived and.father worked in the

older
mines, and we were married for a number of years until I got o and


then, my father decided to move away from the state so we went to


a place in Columbia. It was not too far away about twenty-five miles.


D: So the place you were born was about twenty-five miles from where


you grew up.


T: Yes.


D: So and did your father work in the mines?
T: Yes, uh,huh, for some
T: He did. For as I said, I don't know how many years, but


It's been quite awhile. Of course, I was born there, but I was big


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ALA 2.


T: enough to understand when we moved away so I wasn't


just a little girl.


D: Were you in school then when they moved?


T: Yes.


D: Was that a one room school?


T: Just about.


D: A one room Two-room.


T: Yes.


D: Um,hum.

and we
T: That's right^so carried my dinner in


D: You did?


T: And then, we had recreation outside and


trees. Um,hum.


D: You liked that?


T: We'd swing the^bis. The bigger


D: You liked that.


T: So I'd just get in swing


D: How many children were in your family?


a bucket and


be swinging up in the


girls liked to swing the little ones.









ALA 2


T: In my family, there was nine


D: Um,hum.


T: There was just two girls and seven boys.

D: Two girls and seven boys.
D: Where were you in the family?


T: I was the third.


D: Out of.


T: A boy and a girl


D: Are any of your brothers and sisters living now?


T: Just one.


D: Just the one that lives here?
Ben?
T: Claude.

D: Claude!?
Ben's someone else.
D: Claude-^that's your brother, and he lived here in Alachua County? T: Um,hum.

Is that
the only who's still living then, of your family?


T: Yes.


D: That's not very many. Uh, how long did you go to school? Was it


Columbia? Was that the name of the city? Columbia County?


T: Yeah.









ALA 2


T: Well, I didn't go there. I mean Holy

would
on
It was^just some time thathappened to be for some occasion


I didn't know all those, but I didn't until after we left


Columbia and went this place down there where the coal mines was.


D: What was the name of that?


City or little city or vill age or hat?



D: Columbia?


T: It's a little city.


D: Um,hum.


T: It's right And that with a when we ent to Columbia


and then we moved on down ten miles to a place called


D: Is that where the mines were then?


T: My father was manager of them and then, we walked three miles to go


to school.


D: I see. Hum, hum. How many years did you go to school then? Did you


go through high school?


T: Yes, we went through that high school.


D: Hum, hum. How many were there in your graduating class?


T: I don't know that right now.









ALA 2


D: Do y7" remember the year that you finished school?


T: uh, around '93 up to 14. I was about fourteen.


D: Well, that's interesting. Yeah.


T: That was the last of that you know.


D: Then, what did you do?


T: Well, then we moved to another little town. Well, I say a little


town. It was a large town named Dixon.


D: Tennessee.


Was it close by?


T: Yes, pretty close, and that'sthere I met the rest of my family.


D: I see. So you finished school there.


Did you have relatives there,too? Or in Dixon.


T: No. Just the ones that was about twenty-five miles away.


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