About The Founder (Ms. Isabella Thoburn)
Isabella Thoburn (1840–1901) was an American Christian missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church.She was born March 29, 1840, near St. Clairsville, Ohio, U.S. died September 1, 1901, Lucknow, India.
Ms. Isabella Thoburn a young American missionary began a school on April 18, 1870 with six girls. Gradually the school evolved and the Lucknow Women’s College began functioning on July 12, 1886 with the F.A. (Fine Arts) class affiliated to the Calcutta University. Ms. Thoburn added a third year to the College and shifted the affiliation to the Allahabad University. By 1906 ten girls had passed the Intermediate examination and the first student was to appear for the B.A. examination that year. The College was named Isabella Thoburn College in the memory of Ms. Isabella Thoburn who passed away in 1901.