Donald John Trump was born into affluence as the son of Frederick Christ Trump and Mary Ann MacLeod, as their fourth child. Frederick Christ Trump was born on October 11, 1905 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York. It was snowing and raining the day he was born, but a little bad weather did not keep him from arriving into his parent's world.
Little Frederick's parents were German immigrants, Friederich Drumph (March 1869-March 1918) and Elizabeth Christ (October 1880-June 1966) who came to America from Germany. Friederich became a naturalized citizen in 1892, and Americanized his surname to Trump.
They returned to American to begin their life together. When Frederick Christ Trump was 13 years old, his father became a fatality to the Spanish Flu epidemic and died in 1918. His father's death left 13 year old Frederick Christ to provide for his family.
Frederick started his career building garages, at the young age of 15 years old. He advanced his career as a real estate developer. He literally built his fortune by building and operating inexpensive rental housing in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. He extended his career into buying and selling high-rises.
At 21 years old, Frederick Trump met Mary Ann MacLeod, who came from Scotland for a visit to New York City, and married her that same year in 1936.
Frederick Trump accumulated a massive fortune, which most was inherited by his children. In his later years, Mr. Trump had Alzheimer's disease for six years, before his death in June 1999 of pneumonia. He and his wife Mary Ann were married 64 years at the time of his death.
Mr. Trump was a great father to his children--- he would take Donald to work with him--- at a very early age, and this made a big influence on little Donald, because years later he went to work for his father. And this is when his career began, with lessons of experience from a man who loved his son, and taught him well. I am sure he was very proud of Donald, and all his children.
Mary Ann MacLeod Trump was born in the village of Tong, in the parish of Stornoway on May 10, 1912. It was probably a cool day, as the temperature is about the same winter and summer. It is also, very cloudy in the village of Tong, with frequent high winds. Her father was Malcolm Macleod, and he was a fisherman, and her mother was Mary Smith. Her parents married in 1891, and it is know that both of her parents spoke Gaelic.
One could assume that Mary Ann MacLeod Trump spent her life as a happy wife and mother, with her darling children, without financial worry, as her husband was an excellent provider.
© BEPH 2011