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
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