Olive Bigelow Pell, widow of the late Rep. Herbert Pell of New York and stepmother of Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-R.I., A portrait painter and author, Mrs. Pell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Poultney Bigelow. Her father was a close friend of Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany and her grandfather, John Bigelow, was President Lincoln's minister to France and founder of the New York Public Library. Mrs. Pell painted portraits of many well-known people, including Charles Dana Gibson, Madame Wellington Koo, Portugal's dictator Salazar, the Prince Regent and Madame Horthy of Hungary and members of the British and European aristocracy. She first married the late Newell Whiting Tilton in 1906 in Grace Church in New York, and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John H. G. Pell of New York City, and Ellen Tilton of Middletown, R.I. She later married the late Rep. Herbert Pell in 1927. Ten years later,President Franklin Roosevelt appointed Pell as American Minister to Portugal and later to Hungary. Mrs. Pell wrote and illustrated 'Belinda,' a book about their diplomatic experiences. She also illustrated a book of verses by her husband on England's history and another on American history. She also published an abridged version of the Bible.
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