Dorothy Bayen

Name: Dorothy Bayen (Hadley)
Birth Date: November 20, 1906
Birth Place: Evanston Illinois, USA
Death Date: April 07, 1988
Death Location: District of Columbia


Dorothy Hadley Bayen (1906-1988), an Evanston, Illinois resident and daughter of a waterworks laborer, graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1922. She attended Northwestern University before transferring to Howard University in DC. She met Prince Malaku Bayen, a medical student at Howard and nephew of Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia. The couple married in 1931. Upon graduation, they moved to Ethiopia where Dr. Malaku Bayen became personal physician to his uncle.

Father: Joseph Hadley
Mother: Dora B.
Children: One; Malaku E. Jr. (c. 1932)
Education: Howard University, 1931-1932. Northwestern University, 1931. Evanston Township High School, c. 1927-1931. Foster School, c. 1919-1927.
Years in Evanston: 1906-1931

Sources: CCC News, Thursday, 4/19/1984, p. 4 Evanston News Index, 1931. "Evanston Girl Bride of Abyssinian Crown Prince," unidentified newspaper article. "Former____Girl Weds Abyssinian Heir to Throne," unidentified newspaper article. Finding Aid: Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University Library.

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