@oceanswimmer: E.B. Brooks’ father, Samuel Tilly White, was a piano manufacturer. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Brooks was offered a teaching job at the University of Minnesota but declined his offer because he dreamed of being a writer. In 1929, he married New Yorker editor Katharine Sergeant Angell. They had one son together.
In Brooklin, Maine, the garden at the Friend Public Library was done in memory of E.B. White. He and his wife, Katharine, lived close to the library. Katharine was an avid gardener. He donated the two original pictures of Stuart Williams (by Garth Williams) to the library.
The librarian at the Friend library also had books that were signed personally by E.B. White.