William West Usborne                      
Born 21st December 1876 at Shelley, Michigan.
Married 2nd June 1899
to Laura Ann Harrison.
They had 3 children
"William was hand-cutting corn in a field by the village, likely as dollar-a-day hand (1900?).
He  became a career United States Post Office employee living with his family at 848 Geneva Avenue, Grand Rapids"
"From this day forth (August 1943) the W.W. Usbornes
have agreed to furnish up to 3 gallons of ice cream for each Usborne family reunion. In return  they are each to receive a delicious potluck dinner and the use of the table service."
Most of the information on this branch of the family comes from Laura in correspondence with Thomas Masters Usborne (b.1866)