- Name: Mrs. Ford (first name unknown)
- First Appearance: Addy Learns a Lesson
- Ruth Walker: Employee.
Mrs. Ford is stern, but fair. She wishes to help colored people in freedom, but cannot abide laziness and lack of trustworthiness. She does praise good work, however, and considers Momma the best seamstress she has ever had.
In The Books
When Mrs. Howell accuses Momma of doing a poor job on her daughter's Christmas dress, Mrs. Ford criticizes Mrs. Howell of ignoring her daughter's weight gain. Mrs. Ford gives Mrs. Howell a refund for the dress's commission only because she is displeased.
Mrs. Ford and Momma are busy adding black ruffles to mourning clothing following President Lincoln's assassination.