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.