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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.929-931

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Wayne Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 929.[1]

  • Area of the County: All of Wayne County.
  • Headquarters in: Loa, Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake: All of Wayne County.


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.

  • 1876 - May - First settlement in the area (Freemont Valley)
  • 1877 - Dec. - 16 - First LDS meeting held.
  • 1878 - July - 29 - First LDS Ward organized (Freemont Ward)
  • 1893 - Sept. - 28 - Sevier Stake, Utah was split, the new Stake called Wayne Stake.


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

Freemont, Loa, Lyman, Teasdale, Thurber, Torrey

Fremont Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 267 .[2]

Boundaries:

Freemont Ward consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in the north end of Fremont Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1884 - The Fremont townsite was surveyed and a Latter-day Saint meeting house was built.
  • 1886 - February - 1886 - A branch of the Church was organized and and called the Spencer Branch.
  • 1887 - June - 14 - 1887 - The Spencer Branch was organized as the Fremont Ward.

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Loa Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 439.[3]

Boundaries:

Loa Ward is situated on elevated ground near the east base of that range of mountains which separate Fremont Valley from Grass Valley. The townsite of Loa is regularly surveyed into five and six-acre blocks, with streets six rods wide. Loa is 22 miles southeast of Koosharem, in Grass Valley, Sevier Co., Utah, 51 miles southeast of Richfield, and about 226 miles by nearest wagon road and railroad southeast of Salt Lake City. It it also 16 miles by nearest road southeast of Fish Lake, and about 110 miles by nearest road northwest of Hall’s Crossing on the Colorado River.

History timeline

  • 1890 - May - 29 - 1890 - Loa Ward was organized.

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Lyman Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 454.[4]

Boundaries:

Lyman Ward (originally known as East Loa), Wayne Stake, Wayne Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Lyman, which is situated on a level bench sloping gently towards the west, three miles due east of Loa and 1 1/2 mile east of the Fremont River, near the western base of One Thousand Lake Mountain

History timeline

  • 1893 - Aug. - 28 - 1893 - East Loa Ward was organized
  • 1930 - Sometime before 1930, the name was changed to Lyman Ward.

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Teasdale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 864.[5]

Boundaries:

Teasdale Ward, Wayne Stake, Wayne Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Teasdale, about ten miles southeast of Thurber. The village of Teasdale is located on Teasdale Creek (formerly Bullberry Creek), in a little circular valley bordered on the south by lofty mountains. The townsite is very rocky and a rocky ridge extends through the center of the townsite from northwest to southeast. The village is five miles southeast of Thurber and 15 miles southeast of Loa, the headquarters of the Wayne Stake.

History timeline

  • 1882 - June - When the Thurber Ward was organized in June, 1882, the saints on Bullberry Creek were included as a dependent branch.
  • 1886 - Feb. - 2 - 1886 - Teasdale was organized as a ward.

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Thurber Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 874.[6]

Boundaries:

Thurber Ward, Wayne Stake, Wayne Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the lower end of Fremont Valley. It includes the village of Thurber, which is situated about two miles north of the Fremont River, and about two miles from the east end of the Fremont Valley, or from Heath’s millsite, near the base of the mountains on the north, and four miles from the mountains on the east. Thurber is nine miles by road southeast of Loa, the headquarters of the Wayne Stake of Zion, six miles northwest of Teasdale, 62 miles southeast of Richfield, Sevier Co., Utah, and 235 miles by nearest road southeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1879 - Thurber was first settled.
  • 1880 - Thurber Branch was organized.
  • 1882 - June - the Thurber Branch was organized as the Thurber Ward.

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 Torrey Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 883.[7]

Boundaries:

Torrey Ward, Wayne Stake, Wayne Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on Sand Creek or on the so-called Torrey Bench (originally known as Poverty Flat), four miles northeast of Teasdale, nine miles by road southeast of Thurber, and 18 miles southeast of Loa, the headquarters of the Wayne Stake

History timeline

  • 1890 - Organized as a branch of the Teasdale Ward. It was called the Sand Creek Branch.
  • 1898 - Sept. - 11 - 1898 - A branch named Torrey was organized.
  • 1899 - Dec. - 14 - 1899 - Torrey Ward was organized.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 929.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 267 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 439.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 454.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 864.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 874.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 883.

 

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