Biography of D. N. MacLean
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

D. N. MacLean, widely known funeral director of Wellsville, is a member of a family that has long been identified with Columbiana County. He is a native of Wellsville, born Jan. 31, 1859, and the son of Lachlan and Elizabeth (Smith) MacLean.

Lachlan MacLean, deceased, was born in Ohio. He came to Wellsville in 1850 and engaged in the general merchandise business. He was also a contractor. Mr. MacLean took an active interest in the early history of this community and was among its highly esteemed citizens. He was a Republican, held membership in the United Presbyterian Church, and died in 1872 at the age of 44 years. His wife died in 1915 and they are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. MacLean were born five children: Philip A., deceased; Isabella J., the widow of Charles L. Booth, lives at Wellsville; George J., deceased; Charles A., lives at Wellsville; and D. N., the subject of this sketch.

D. N. MacLean grew up in Wellsville and attended the public schools. In 1875 he went to Pittsburgh, where he served an apprenticeship at the harness making trade. Three years later he returned to Wellsville, where he engaged in the harness business. In 1881 with his brother, Philip A., engaged in the livery and undertaking business. At the time of the latter's death, April 18, 1918, D. N. MacLean became sole owner of the business. He has one of the fines funeral homes in this section of the state and a well established business.

In 1885 Mr. MacLean was united in marriage with Miss Bianca H. Hanlin, of Newark, Ohio, born Oct. 19, 1861, and the daughter of J. Ross and Angelina (McFeely) Hanlin, natives of Jefferson County, Ohio, and both now deceased. Mr. Hanlin died March 19, 1915, and his wife died Dec. 6, 1919. To D. N. and Bianca H. (Hanlin) MacLean four children have been born, namely: Ross H., mention of whom is made below; Wilbur L., born at Wellsville, May 23, 1889, is connected with the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company, Wellsville; Bianca E., born April 27, 1896, married Fred H. Eckfield, lives at Wellsville; and Donald N., born Aug. 2, 1897, engaged in business with his father. There are four grandchildren: Daniel Norman and Mary Bianca Eckfield; and Margaret Ann and Dorothy Elizabeth MacLean.

Prof. Ross H. McLean was born at Wellsville, Nov. 3, 1888. He is a graduate of Cornell University and taught at the University of Michigan until his enlistment during the World War. He was transferred from the medical corps at Washington, D. C., to the second section, General Staff, Historical Department, and commissioned a first lieutenant. He served in this capacity overseas until the close of the war and is now a captain in the Historical Department, Reserve Corps. Mr. McLean is now engaged as Prof. of History at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

D. N. MacLean is a Republican and he and his family are identified with the United Presbyterian Church. They have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County and are representative of the best citizenship in the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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