Deborah Babcox Spoke on Women’s Rights at Historical Society Event

Bradford Era — by Fran De Lancey

The McKean County Historical Society’s annual fall dinner meeting was held Thursday at the United Christian Church in East Smethport, featuring guest speaker Deborah Babcox.

In the first of two topics, Babcox spoke about the “The Story of Wilhelmine Putnam Willson,” in which she told of her grandmother’s important role in fighting for women’s right against tremendous odds a century ago.

In the second part of her presentation, Babcox, the McKean County family law master, explained the workings of her office.  Read More »