5 Soper Street

5 Soper Street, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap. 
Rachel "Rae" (Silva) White and Robert William "Bob" White, Provincetown (ND). Courtesy of Rachel White.This house, a floater at the core, was owned by Timothy Cowing when it was out at Long Point. It was purchased from the Cowing family in 1953 by Rachel “Rae” (Silva) White (b 1933) and her husband, Robert William “Bob” White (1926-2011). The daughter of Manuel Peter Silva (d 1942) and Annie Elizabeth (Lee) Silva (1893-1984), Rae was delivered by midwife on Pearl Street and grew up at 123 Bradford Street. Her siblings were Malcolm Glaspell Silva (named in honor of the playwright Susan Glaspell), Emanuel Raphael Silva, Elizabeth Jane (Silva) Rosenblatt and Norbert Lee Silva. In 1950, she married Bob White. Their children are Sharon Suzanne (White) Walker, Maxine Rachel (White) Notaro, Roberta Lee (White) Magowitz, Rachel Elizabeth (White) Peters and Shawn Robert White.

Beside raising her brood, Mrs. White also spent 18 years working in government, as executive assistant to the town manager, as assistant town clerk and for the Board of Selectmen. Her husband served as the Provincetown harbormaster. She was still living at 5 Soper in 2013, 60 years after she moved in as a young married woman. Rest of the entry to be written.


 

5 Soper Street, Provincetown (1976), by Josephine Del Deo. Massachusetts Historical Commission Inventory, 1973-1977: Provincetown's West End. Courtesy of the Provincetown Public Library.

 

Robert William "Bob" White, Provincetown (ND). Courtesy of Rachel White.Harbormaster Robert William "Bob" White, Provincetown (ND). Courtesy of Rachel White.

 

Robert William "Bob" White (left) aboard the Papa Joe, Provincetown (ND). Courtesy of Rachel White.

 

Rachel "Rae" (Silva) White and Sharon Suzanne White, Provincetown (ND). Courtesy of Rachel White.

 

Sharon Suzanne White, Maxine Rachel White, Rachel "Rae" (Silva) White, baby Roberta Lee White and Robert William "Bob" White, Provincetown (1962). Courtesy of Rachel White.

 

Rachel "Rae" (Silva) White, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap.5 Soper Street, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap.

 

5 Soper Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

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