19 February 1871 – ??
Born: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Occupation: Naturalist. Biologist. Field Naturalist for Outram Bangs (mammologist at Harvard), 1894. Official collector, Field Museum of Natural History, 1899-1901. U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, 1903-1916. Fairport Biological Station, Iowa, 1910-1914. Foreman, Homer Stations, 1914-1915. Duluth Hatchery, 1914-1916. Biologist, Minnesota State Game and Fish Department, 1917-1937.
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Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Coker, R.E., and T. Surber. 1911. A note on the metamorphosis of the mussel Lampsilis laevissimus. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 20(3):179-182.
Surber, T. 1912. Identification of the glochidia of freshwater mussels. Report and Special Papers of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. [Issued separately as U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Document 771]. 1912:1-10 + 3 plates.
Surber, T. 1913. Notes on the natural hosts of fresh-water musslels. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries. [Issued separately as U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Document 778]. 32(1912):103-116 + 3 plates.
Surber, T. 1915. Identification of the glochidia of fresh-water mussels. Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Fisheries for 1914. [Issued separately as U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Document 813]. Appendix 5:1-9 + 1 plate.