March 30, 1889 – August 25, 1970
Born in Hannibal, Missouri, Eva McKinley West earned her Bachelor’s degree at Wellesley College and Master’s at Columbia University. From 1927 to 1964, she chaired the English Department at the University Liggett School. West shared homes in Detroit and Grosse Pointe Woods for more than 35 years with Liggett headmistress Katharine Ogden.
Grosse Pointe News, August 27, 1970