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Frederick Christ Trump

Birthplace: Queens, NY, USA
Death: Died in New Hyde Park, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Middle Village, Queens, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Friedrich Trump and Elisabeth Trump
Husband of Mary Anne Trump
Father of Fredrick Trump, Jr.; <private> Trump; <private> Trump Barry (Trump); Donald John Trump, Sr. and <private> Trump
Brother of Henry Trump; Elizabeth Trump and John George Trump

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About Frederick Christ Trump

Fred C. Trump

Soon after his father’s death, 15-year-old Frederick Christ Trump (1905-1999) went into the real estate and construction business with his mother. Their company, Elizabeth Trump & Son Co., grew steadily in the post-WWI years.

During the 1920s and 30s, Trump focused on building affordable single-family houses in Brooklyn and Queens. He was a perfectionist who insisted on using quality materials. He supervised his work crews closely.

In 1936, Fred married Mary Ann MacLeod from Scotland, whom he met when she was in New York on vacation. They had five children. Fred sometimes took the children with him on inspection tours of his properties.

Always the frugal businessman, Trump was known to save unused nails, mix his own floor cleaner, and personally handle the extermination work at some properties.

Occasionally, the company released balloons at Coney Island containing coupons for $50 off the $4,990 purchase price of a Trump home.

During WWII, Trump built housing developments for U.S. Navy personnel near the large East Coast shipyards.

After the war, he built middle-income homes for returning veterans and their families. His Beach Haven development had 2,700 apartments. Trump Village had 3,800.

Over the next decades, the company expanded into rental properties. By the time Donald joined the company in 1968, Fred Trump had built over 27,000 low-income apartments in Brooklyn and Queens and was worth about $300 million.

In 1999, Fred died of pneumonia, as had his father. For six years prior to his death, he had suffered from Alzheimer’s.


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Frederick Christ Trump's Timeline

October 11, 1905
Queens, NY, USA
Age 30
October 14, 1938
Age 33
Queens, New York, USA
June 14, 1946
Age 40
New York, Queens County, New York, United States
June 25, 1999
Age 93
New Hyde Park, NY, USA
Middle Village, Queens, New York, USA