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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). p. 881.

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Tooele Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 881.[1]


  • Area of the County: All of Tooele County, Utah
  • Headquarters in (town): Tooele City.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Tooele County, Utah, with headquarters in Tooele city.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1850 - On April 24, the first ecclesiastical organization was formed with a presiding Elder known as Tooele Branch.
  • 1877 - June 24, the settlements in Tooele County were organized as the Tooele Stake and the Tooele Branch became the Tooele Ward.
  • 1912 - On Dec 12, the Tooele Ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Toeele North Ward and the Tooele South Ward.

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


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

Batesville, Clover, Grantsville 1st, Grantsville 2nd, Lake Point, Lake View, Saint John, Tooele North, Tooele South, and Vernon.

Batesville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 44-45.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition somewhat centrally in Tooele Valley. The center of the ward, or the place where the meeting house stands, is about seven miles north of Tooele City, the county seat, and the headquarters of the Tooele Stake, seven miles by nearest road east of Grantsville and 28 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1873 - A school house was erected, and a branch organization.
  • 1899 - April 2, the Batesville Branch was organized as a ward.

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Clover Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 150.[3]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on Clover Creek in Rush Valley. The center of the ward, or the point where the meeting house is located, is 1 1/2 miles south of Saint John, and 18 miles southwest of Tooele City, the county seat and stake headquarters.

History timeline

  • 1856 - in 1856 the saints were advised to build a fort and were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1867 - The Clover Branch became a part of the St. John Ward.
  • 1882 - July 21, what was then known as the upper settlement on Clover Creek, or the south end of the St. John Ward, was separated from said ward and organized into a new bishop’s ward named Clover.


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Grantsville Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 299-300.[4]

Boundaries:


  • Grantsville 1st Ward

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of Grantsville.

  • Grantsville 2nd Ward

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Grantsville.

History timeline

  • 1914 - Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the west part of Grantsville. The Grantsville 1st ward came into existence on March 29, 1914, when Grantsville Ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Grantsville 1st and the Grantsville 2nd wards.

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Lake Point Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 410-411.[5]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the extreme northeast part of Tooele Valley, bordering on the Great Salt Lake on the north, the Oquirrh Mountains on the east, Batesville (Erda) Ward on the south, and Grantsville on the west.

History timeline

  • 1856 - Presiding Elder at E T City (now Lake Point).
  • 1877 - June 24, the Tooele Stake of Zion was organized, and the saints at E T City were organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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Lake View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 412.[6]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the east part of Tooele Valley, constituting a farming community. The location commands a fine view of Tooele Valley and the Great Salt Lake. The center of the ward is 1 1/2 mile west or below the mouth of Pine Canyon, four miles by road northeast of Tooele City, and 33 miles by nearest road southwest of Salt Lake City.


History timeline

  • 1861 - Settlers were organized into a branch called Pine Canyon Branch. This organization formed a part of the Tooele Ward.
  • 1877 - On June 24, the saints of the Pine Canyon Branch were organized as a regular bishop’s ward, called Pine View Ward.



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St. John Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 730-731.[7]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of St. John, which is one of the three principal Mormon settlements in Rush Valley. It is situated on rising ground in the midst of an immense stock-range, 1 1/2 mile northeast of Clover Creek.


History timeline

  • 1877 - At a special conference held at Tooele, June 24, the saints of St. John were organized into a regular bishop’s ward.

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Tooele North Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 880-881.[8]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Tooele city lying north of Vine Street and embraces most of the business part of the city.



History timeline

  • 1912 - Until 1912 all the Latter-day Saints residing in Tooele constituted one ward only, but at a stake conference held Dec. 29, 1912, the ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Tooele North and the Tooele South wards.

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Tooele South Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 880-881.[9]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Tooele city lying south of Vine Street.



History timeline

  • 1912 - Until 1912 all the Latter-day Saints residing in Tooele constituted one ward only, but at a stake conference held Dec. 29, 1912, the ward was divided into two wards, namely, the Tooele North and the Tooele South wards.

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Vernon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 913.[10]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south end of Rush Valley, including the village of Vernon


History timeline

  • 1863 - The first Latter-day Saint settlers at Vernon were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1877 - On June 24, when the Tooele Stake of Zion was organized and the Vernon Branch became a regular bishop’s ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 881.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 44-45.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 150.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 299-300.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 410-411.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 412.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 730-731.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 880-881.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 880-881.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 913.

 

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