Isabella Ford


Isabella Ford born Headingley, Leeds, England May 23, 1855 (d. 1924). English social reformer; suffragist; Quaker; labor organizer. Lifelong pacifist who opposed World War I;  WILPF founding member.


"Women have more to lose in the horrible business than some men have; for they often lose more than life itself when their men are killed; since they lose all that makes life worth living for, all that makes for happiness. . . [T]he destruction of the human race too is felt more bitterly and more deeply by those who through suffering and anguish have brought the human race into the world." (Leeds Weekly Citizen, March 12, 1915; photo