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Mother Havana, Cuba 1890s Mothers parents were from Cuba, came to live in Nebraska interview with my late Mother

My Mother's Mom and Dad were born in Havana Cuba. Her father owned a plantation in Cuba. I have a picture of her parents. Her father was a coach for a baseball team. They all looked like they were white. Even my mother as a baby looked white. I would love to find out more about them. I think there were a lot of whites in our family. I am often mistaken for being white. I remember going with my Mom to Minnesota every year and the pullman would tell my Mom to sit in the back and I had to sit in the front. But you knw what, my Mom sat right up front with me. I have been having problems finding out about my ancesters.

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