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.

     FRED McLELLAN, a retired merchant of Davenport, Washington, was born in Noel, Hants county, Nova Scotia, June 16, 1847.  He was the son of Samuel and Hanna (Faulkner) McLellan, both of whom are deceased.
     The boyhood days of Mr. McLellan were spent on a farm in Nova Scotia.  In 1869 he removed to the United States, settling first in Boston, from which city he removed later to New York, thence to San Francisco by steamer and via the Panama route.  From San Francisco he proceeded to the Sacramento valley where he engaged in farming.  In 1889 he sold his interests in California, came to Lincoln county, Washington and purchased three hundred and twenty acres of agricultural land three miles north of Davenport.  He lived on this farm only a year when he removed to Davenport and engaged in the general merchandise business with L. J. Hutchins and A. L. Smalley, under the firm name of Hutchins & Company.  The senior member of the firm dying, the firm name was changed to A. R. Smalley & Company, and later, upon Mr. Smalley's selling his interest to J. Moore, it was again changed, this time to McLellan & Moore.  In 1902 Mr. McLellan disposed of his interest in the firm to his partner and retired from the business, devoting his time since then to the management of his city real estate.  He owns ten first class residence houses in choice locations besides the one he occupies.  This is a modern house of ten rooms, exclusive of bath, closets, halls, and a commodious basement.  His home comprises three lots beautified by fruit and shade trees, lawn and shrubbery.  He also has extensive land interests in the Yakima country.
     On October 8, 1881, Mr. McLellan was married to Miss Maggie McLaughlin, who  June 15, 1897, passed away.  He was married to his present wife, February 6, 1900.  Mrs. McLellan formerly was Miss Dacy Cheek, a native of Perry, Pike county, Illinois.  She was the daughter of George and Sarah (Reece) Cheek, both deceased.  Mrs. McLellan taught school in her native county, and after coming to this state in 1890 she took a homestead in Adams county, which place she still owns.  She taught school in Ritzville, also four years in Sprague; and the three years just preceding her marriage she taught in Davenport.
     Mr. and Mrs. McLellan have no children of their own, but have a little girl, Beatrice C. Rutter, whom they have taken to raise.
     Mr. McLellan is a member of the Presbyterian church, being an elder in that denomination, while Mrs. McLellan holds membership in the Christian church.
     Always in his active days a man of enterprise and of honor, Mr. McLellan is now enjoying the fruits of a well spent and busy life.