Howe, Percy Rogers
- Charles B. Millstein
Howe, Percy Rogers (30 September 1864–28 February 1950), dental educator and scientist, was born in North Providence, Rhode Island, the son of James Albert Howe and Elizabeth Rachel Rogers. His father was a Baptist minister who became dean of the Cobb Divinity School at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where Percy spent his childhood and attended the Nichols Latin School and Bates College, from which he graduated with a B.A. in 1887. Not wishing to enter the ministry, he accepted an offer to apprentice with a family dentist; afterward, having decided on a dental career, he entered the Philadelphia Dental College, earning a D.D.S. in 1890. Having established a successful practice in Lewiston, he moved in 1903 to Boston, where once again his practice flourished. He had married Rose Alma Hilton in 1891; they had two sons....