This following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
John C. Quell (October 4, 1919 - August 4, 2008).
Painter and illustrator. Born in Queens, NY, the son of Charles Quell (b. 1878) and Marie Von Elling (b. 1878). As a child, his parents operated a grocery store and the family lived in Stewart Manor, Nassau County, Long Island. His family was very traditional, led by a pair of German immigrants that looked to hard work to provide a better life for their family. He and his siblings (Charles, Marion, & Harold) worked for the family business when old enough, making bicycle deliveries for the successful del
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