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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.789.

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Sharon Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 789.[1]

  • Area of the County: Sharon Stake embraces the Latter-day Saints residing on both sides of the Provo River and on the so-called Provo Bench, in Utah County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: Timpanogos Ward, the center of which is five miles northwest of Provo and 42 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.
  • Boundaries of stake:
    • North: It extends to the Timpanogos Stake.
    • South: It extends to the Utah Stake or the north boundary of Provo City.
    • East: It extends to the Wasatch Mountains or the Utah-Wasatch County line.
    • West: It extends to Utah Lake.


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.

  • 1929 - The Utah Stake of Zion was divided and a new stake, embracing the north part of the Utah Stake, was organized into a new stake of Zion named Sharon, on September 15, to include the following wards which had formerly belonged to the Utah Stake: Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard. This left in the former Utah Stake the following wards: Provo 1st, Provo 2nd, Provo 3rd, Provo 4th, Provo 5th, Provo 6th, Manavu, Pioneer and Bonneville. The division of the Utah Stake was deemed consistent with the policy of the Church in favor of smaller units.


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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

Edgemont, Grand View, Lake View, Pleasant View, Sharon, Timpanogos and Vineyard.

Edgemont Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 215-216 .[2]

Boundaries:

Edgemont Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, embraces a tract of country lying north of Provo; its location near the mountains suggested the name. It extends west and north to the Provo River and east to the Wasatch Mountains, including some families living in Provo Canyon; south it extends to the Pleasant View Ward of which it originally formed a part.

History timeline:

  • 1926 - The Edgemont Ward was organized on March 28.

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Grand View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 294-295.[3]

Boundaries:

Grand View Ward, Sharon Stake, embraces a tract of country in Utah County, Utah, lying north of the Provo River, or northwest of the center of Provo. It extends northward to the Timpanogos Ward, east and south to the Provo River, which forms the boundary, and west the ward extends to the Lake View Ward, or to the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad track (Orem Line).


History timeline

  • 1912 - Grand View became an independent branch. Previously, it had been a branch of the said ward named Grand View.
  • 1921 - Grand View Ward was organized by taking parts of the Provo 3rd Ward and strips of the Timpanogos and Lake View wards.

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Lake View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 411-412.[4]

Boundaries:

Lake View Ward, Sharon Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying west of Provo, Utah Co., Utah, including a strip of country extending north and south about four miles, and east and west about two miles. Northward the ward extends to the Vineyard Ward, east to the Timpanogos and Grand View wards, south to the Provo River, and west to the Utah Lake. The name Lake View was undoubtedly suggested by the fact that a most excellent view is had from the higher lands in the ward over the Utah Lake and a large portion of the beautiful Utah Valley.

History timeline

  • 1855 - Area settled at the mouth of the Provo River.
  • 1855-1856 - Fish caught at the mouth of the Provo River fed hundreds of people whose crops had been destroyed by grasshoppers.
  • 1877 - When the Utah Stake of Zion was reorganized in June, the Provo 5th Ward was organized. Its name was later changed to Lake View Ward.

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Pleasant View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 665-666.[5]

Boundaries:

Pleasant View Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a district of country lying northeast of Provo, in which nearly all the people live in a scattered condition on their respective farms. The ward extends west and north to the Provo River, east to the mountains, representing a strip of country about 1 1/2 miles wide.


History timeline

  • 1850 - That part of Utah Valley now included in the Pleasant View Ward was first settled when the early settlers of Provo took up farms as far up the river as the mouth of Provo Canyon.
  • 1852 - Organization of a bishop's ward, originally known as the Provo 5th Ward.
  • 1853 - Provo 5th Ward was disorganized due to Indian troubles.
  • 1891 - The Pleasant View Ward was organized on January 18.

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Sharon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 790.[6]

Boundaries:

Sharon Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on that part of the Provo Bench which extends north to the Windsor Ward in the Timpanogos Stake, east to the Provo River (which separates it from Edgemont Ward), south to the Timpanogos Ward, and west to Vineyard Ward.

History timeline

  • 1911 -Sharon Ward was organized on November 19, when that part of the Provo Bench, now included in the Sharon Ward, formerly belonged to the Timpanogos Ward, but as the population on the Provo Bench increased, it was deemed advisable to divide the Timpanogos Ward and create a new ward of the north part of the same.

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Timpanogos Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 877.[7]

Boundaries:

Timpanogos Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on the Provo Bench, and extends north to the Sharon Ward, east to the Provo River, south about 1 1/2 miles to Grand View Ward, and west to Lake View and Vineyard wards.


History timeline

  • 1883 - Provo Bench Branch was organized on September 16, under the direction of the Provo 3rd Ward.
  • 1885 - Provo Bench Branch was organized into a ward on November 8.The name of the ward was Timpanogos Ward.

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Vineyard Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 915.[8]

Boundaries:

Vineyard Ward, Sharon Stake, Utah Co., Utah, includes a farming district bounded on the north by the Windsor Ward of the Timpanogos Stake, east by the Sharon and Timpanogos wards, south by the Lake View Ward, and west by the Utah Lake.


History timeline

  • 1899 - Vineyard Ward was organized on December 24. It was an outgrowth of the Lake View Ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 789.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 215-216 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 294-295.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 411-412.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 665-666.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 790.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 877.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 915.

 

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