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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches around 1930's, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941).

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Millard Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 504, see Ancestry Institution..[1]

  • Area of the County: Located in the southeast part of Millard County.
  • Headquarters in: Headquarters at Fillmore.
  • Boundaries of stake:

The western part of the stake includes a great area of desert country interspersed with mountain ranges. The inhabited part of the stake consists of settlements located in the great Pauvant Valley and in Round Valley.


History Timeline up to about 1930

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.

  • 1912 - All the settlements of the saints in Millard County belonged to the Millard Stake of Zion until Aug. 11, 1912, when the northern part was organized as the Deseret Stake, Utah.
  • 1851 - Pauvant Valley, on account of its central position in the then more extensive area of the territory, was decided upon as the most suitable location and by an act approved Oct. 4, 1851, the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah organized Pauvant Valley, at that time a part of Iron County, as a separate county, named Millard. The act provided that the seat of government for the territory should be in a city within the limits of said county and that it should be called Fillmore.
  • 1877 - On July 22, 1877, the saints in Pauvant Valley were organized as the Millard Stake of Zion.
  • 1877 - On July 22, 1877, At that time Millard County had eight settlements, five of which (Fillmore North, Fillmore South, Scipio, Kanosh and Deseret) had already been organized as bishop’s wards, and Meadow Creek, Holden and Oak Creek, which were given ward organizations at the time the stake was organized.

Other History Resources
Many wards or branches appointed members to compile a history. Copies may be in the ward library or in homes of members. Some contain biographical sketches of members of the ward at the time of compilation.

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Wards and Branches

Fillmore 1st, Fillmore 2nd, Flowell, Holden, Kanosh, McCornick, Meadow and Scipio.

Fillmore Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.[2]

Boundaries:

  • Fillmore 1st Ward, Millard Stake, Millard Co., Utah is located in the south part of the city of Fillmore. .

  • Fillmore 2nd Ward, Millard Stake, Millard Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the city of Fillmore.

History timeline

  • 1920 - The Fillmore Ward was divided into two wards Nov. 14, 1920, the Fillmore 1st and the Fillmore 2nd Ward.

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Flowell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 504.[3]

Boundaries:

Flowell Ward, Millard Stake, Millard Co., Utah, is located in a farming district situated west of Fillmore, formerly known as Crystal.

History timeline

  • 1923 - March 22, the saints in the Flowell district were organized as the Flowell Ward.


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Holden Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.504.[4]

Boundaries:

Holden, Millard Stake, Millard Co., Utah, is ten miles northeast of Fillmore.

History timeline

  • 1877 - The Holden Ward was organized.


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Kanosh Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 504.[5]

Boundaries:
Kanosh,is located in Millard Stake, Millard Co., Utah, is situated about three miles below the mouth of Corn Creek Canyon in the southeast corner of the main Pauvant Valley.

History timeline

  • 1861 - In 1861 a branch was organized.
  • 1877 - The Kanosh Ward was organized.


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McCornick Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. Not Listed.[6]

Boundaries:

McCornick is a station on the Delta and Fillmore branch of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. McCornick is 22 miles north of Fillmore.

History timeline

  • 1919 - The Onidah Branch of the Holden Ward was organized June 22, 1919, as the Onidah Branch of the Holden Ward, but as more settlers arrived the branch was organized as the McCornick Ward.
  • 1930 - Dec. 31, the McCornick ward was disorganized as most of the members had moved away, owing to drouth conditions.

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Meadow Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 485.[7]

Boundaries:

McCornick is situated on Meadow Creek, eight miles southwest of Fillmore. The ward extended north and south about seven miles, the Indian reservation being the boundary line on the north and the Arbon Ward, of the Curlew Stake, the boundary on the south. From east to west the ward extended from mountain to mountain.

History timeline

  • 1863- In 1863 the Meadow Creek Branch was organized.
  • 1877 - In 1877 the Meadow Creek Ward was organized.

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Scipio Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 780.[8]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Scipio, in Round Valley, in the extreme east central part of Millard County. The center of the ward is 14 miles northeast of Holden, 25 miles northeast of Fillmore, the headquarters of the stake, and 130 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1861 - Scipio was organized as a branch of the Church.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 504, see Ancestry Institution.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 504.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 504.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.504.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. Not Listed.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.485.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 780.

 

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