No matter how old someone gets or how much they accomplish, there is always a living person behind their success. We’re all people, and we all share the same bare roots of a mother, a father, and a private family life.
All great men had had mothers that used to clean up after them when they were children—even presidents.
The story of presidential families is often focused on the present and rarely goes into the past generation.
The only time it was relevant was with the still living George Bush Sr., who was President ten years before his son George W. Bush earned the office.
Everyone knows the ups and downs of the 45th President Donald Trump’s career in office, but how did he get there? Who was the Great Woman that made him into the man that he became?
10 /10 Scottish Born
Mary Anne MacLeod was born the tenth of ten children. She lived in the village of Tong on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. There she learned Scottish Gaelic as her first language, with English being secondary.
Her family lived through abysmal times, just before the first world war and into a substantial economic downturn which saw many families evicted from their land.
Despite that, she attended school long enough to learn English as her second language and had aspirations to a better life abroad.
9 /10 Immigration
Mary was an immigrant, as were many of her siblings. She was part of a prominent Scottish movement west to get out of the Clearances and World War 1 downturns that plagued their land.
She visited The US in 1929 and quickly applied for an immigration visa in Glasgow a few months later. In May, she finally arrived a day after turning 18 and declared her intent to become a permanent citizen.