While looking up the information I found articles from the newspapers- if you don't have the newspaper collection available to you I would be happy to send them to you along with what I found out on your family. There may be a connection. Your William may be a brother to my Bela. The census loooks like William H., but the obit for the father says W.F. Burhite plus the mothers maiden name was Finch!
I'll keep looking-if you want the copies send your address to Kspirio@hotmail .com