Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     EZRA W. McLEAN, a farmer whose home adjoins the city of Davenport on the northwest, was born near Lockport, New York, April 20, 1848.  His father, William McLean, was a native of Scotland, and his mother, Mary (Alderman) McLean, of England.  Ezra McLean is a member of a family originally comprising eighteen children, most of whom grew to maturity and twelve of whom are living.
     In his early life Ezra accompanied his parents to Fond Du Lac county, Wisconsin, and at the age of seven he left home and went to Adams county, Wisconsin.  There he worked on a farm until seventeen then returned to Fond Du Lac county, and remained until reaching his majority when he went to Blue Earth county, Minnesota.  In 1871 he went to Cottonwood county, Minnesota, where he was a pioneer homesteader, being the second to file on land in Delton township, of which township he was one of the organizers.  He followed farming here, and was instrumental in building the township up to its present status.  His first residence there was a "dugout," and many hardships and vicissitudes were endured.  While a resident of Blue Earth county, November 2, 1876, he was married to Hattie F. Thomas.  Mrs. McLean was born in Blue Earth county, August 23, 1857, and was the daughter of William and Harriet (Wheaton) Thomas, the former a native of Canada, and a Minnesota pioneer, and the latter a native of Providence, Rhode Island, and both now deceased.  Mrs. McLean is the only survivor of four children.  She can trace her ancestry back nine generations to Robert Wheaton, who came to Massachusetts about the year 1630.
     Mr. McLean when seventeen had no means, but a strong physique, which latter fact is attested by his walking forty-five miles in one day while making a certain journey.  He was always a hard-working man, and in time built up a first class home.  In June, 1901, he came to Davenport, Washington, to look over the country, with which he was so pleased that he purchased his present home, returned to Minnesota, sold his interests there and brought his family to Davenport the following spring.  He now owns one hundred and forty acres where he lives, a fine modern house, and all the improvements on his farm that money and good taste could suggest.  He also has four hundred acres of grain land four miles west of Davenport.
     Mr. McLean is a member of the Modern Brotherhood of America, of Windom, Minnesota, and both he and Mrs. McLean are members of the Baptist church, of which church at Davenport our subject is a trustee.
     The children of Mr. and Mrs. McLean are seven: Hattie May, wife of Willit G. Parson, at Madelia, Minnesota; William T., married to Clara Gowan, Alberta, Canada; Chester W.; Arthur W., married to Etta Goans, in Coulee City, Washington; Percy R., a graduate from the Blair Business college, of Spokane; George Ervin; and Frances Ella.