Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     CHAUNCEY R. McLEAN is located at Heckendorn, one mile south from Winthrop, where he does a general merchandise business, handling a full supply of all kinds of goods needed on the farm and in the mining districts adjacent.  He also does a commission business in fruits and vegetables for the mines, thereby furnishing a good market for the adjacent farmers.
     C. R. McLean was born in Decorah, Iowa, on October 9, 1864, the son of Joseph A. and Ruth (Lyons) McLean, natives of Canada and Ohio, respectively.  The mother was a sister of J. A. Lyons, several times auditor of the state of Iowa.  In 1872 Chauncey R. came with his parents to Walla Walla county, where they followed horse raising for twelve years.  Then went to Dixon county, Nebraska where they still reside.  Our subject traveled around for some time and in 1890 located on Lake Pend d'Oreille in northern Idaho and engaged in the lime business for a couple of years.  In 1894, he came to the Okanogan country and operated a pack train across the summit from Methow to the Slate Creek district.  He packed the first stamp mill into Slate creek.  He operated this business for four years.  For three years he carried the United States mail of the valley and in 1902 opened his present business.  He is doing well and handling general supplies, in addition to merchandise, such as farming implements, building material, and so forth.  He is operating a freighting outfit up and down the valley and also still handles the pack train across the summit to the Slate Creek mines.  Mr. McLean is interested in various mining properties in this section, some of which are very promising.  He has the Goat Trail on Robinson creek, where a large amount of development work has been done showing good values and a large amount of ore.
     In Cedar county, Nebraska, in 1890, Mr. McLean married Miss Sarah Smith.  Her father is deceased and her mother is now married to Mr. Hall and is dwelling at Athol, Idaho.  To Mr. and Mrs. McLean six children have been born, named as follows: James E., William H., Ruth, Chauncy R., Alice and Florence.  Mr. McLean is a very energetic business man and has shown a marked adaptability in the various enterprises which he has carried forward successfully.  Much credit is due him for his worthy efforts in opening the country and inducing others to take hold in the good work.