One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the grave site of Bernard Moore Temple. The marker was erected in 1976 by the Texas Historical Commission.
“Virginia-born B. M. Temple served in the Confederate army during the Civil War (1861-1865), then moved west to begin a noted career in civil engineering. As Chief Engineer for the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, 1879-1884, he supervised much of the line’s expansion in Texas, always demanding quality construction. Temple, Texas, founded by the railroad in 1881 and later a division point, was named for him.”
“Temple married Ida May Shipman (1861-1936). They had two children.”