Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Howe, Ephraim Dana, 1842-1917
Ephraim Dana Howe (1842-1917), A1867, donated the funds necessary to construct Howe Memorial Laboratory in 1901, which served as both a power plant for Robertson and Bromfield-Pearson Halls and as a laboratory for the College of Engineering.
Howe was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts, on April 14, 1842.He attended Marlboro High School before entering Tufts. After graduating from the college in 1867, Howe went on to pursue a career in law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1870.He established a private practice in Gardner, Massachusetts the same year which he maintained for the remainder of his life. Howe married Clara E. Allen in 1873.
He served as a private in the Fifth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War. He was also a member of the Grand Army of the Rrepublic from itsorganization, serving as a Commander and Senior Vice-Commander of the Gardner Post. He also held the positions of secretary for thirty years and treasurer for ten years of the Veteran Association of Company I, Massachusetts Fifth Regiment. Howe died on February 13, 1917.
Source: TCG, Vol.15, p. 215