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Faces Behind the Places of DePauw University

This guide includes historical information about the people behind DePauw University's building names.

Bettie Locke Hamilton

Bettie Locke HamiltonBettie Locke Hamilton was born October 19, 1850 in New Albany, Indiana and died September 21, 1939 in Greencastle, Indiana. She married Edward A. Hamilton in 1876, and they had two daughters, Edna and Eutalia. Bettie Locke was one of the first four coeds to enter Indiana Asbury University (DePauw) in 1867 and one of its first women graduates. On January 27, 1870 she founded Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek-letter sorority for women in the United States.