William and Sabrina (Baker) West, was born in Monroe County, New York, March 18, 1825; he removed to Monroe County, Michigan, in 1846, remaining there until 1852. From 1852 to 1861 he was employed as teacher in Toledo Public Schools, chiefly as principal of the Grammar School. From 1861 to 1868 he was again a resident of Monroe County, Michigan. In 1868, having been previously appointed Superintendent of Sylvania Public Schools, he removed to Sylvania Village, of which place he has ever since been a resident, and remained in charge of the schools about 13 years. He was first appointed School Examiner of Lucas County in 1855, by Hon. Horace Thacher, then Probate Judge; and he has held the office ever since, except when absent from the County. He was married in Toledo, Ohio, December 26, 1853, to Mary C. Titus; she was born in the City of New York, February 7, 1826, and is a daughter of James I. and Anna F. (Weber) Titus, who in 1849 removed to Lucas County. The living children of A. B. West are Emma W. (Comstock), Anna C., Henry T., and Edward B., three others having died in infancy. Post Office address, Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio.
Source: Clark Waggoner, ed., History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, Illustrated (New York and Toledo: Munsell & Company, Publishers, 1888), p. 17.