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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. 353.

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Idaho Falls Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.353.[1]

  • Area of the County: Bonneville
  • Headquarters in (town): Idaho Falls
  • Boundaries of stake:

Idaho Falls Stake, (formerly Bingham Stake), Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Bonneville, Clark and Jefferson counties, Idaho.

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.

  • 1895 - From 1879 to 1884 the settlements of the saints in Snake River Valley belonged to the Cache Stake of Zion, but after the Bannock Stake was organized in 1884 all the saints in said valley became identified with that stake, which, increasing in population, was divided June 9, 1895, and the north part of the same organized as a new stake named Bingham.
  • 1925 - The name of the Bingham Stake was changed in 1925 to that of Idaho Falls 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

Ammon, Coltman, Idaho Falls 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Lincoln, Milo, Osgood, Shelton, Ucon Wards and Beaver Creek, Bone, Hamer and Mud Lake Branches.

Ammon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.21-22.[2]

Boundaries:

Ammon Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a beautiful tract of level, rich country constituting a part of the great Snake River Valley

History timeline

  • 1889 - Organized into a branch of the Church, Nov. 26, 1889, called South Iona Branch.
  • 1891 - This branch was organized as a ward in 1891.

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Coltman Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.155 .[3]

Boundaries:

Coltman Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying on the east side of Snake River.
History timeline

  • 1904 - The saints in the Coltman district were organized as a branch of the Church May 15, 1904.
  • 1906 - On Feb. 18, 1906, the Coltman Branch was organized as a ward.

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Idaho Falls Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p.354-355.[4]

  • Idaho Falls 1st Ward

Boundaries:

Idaho Falls 1st Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of Idaho Falls lying west of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks and south of H Street.

  • Idaho Falls 2nd Ward

Boundaries:

Idaho Falls 2nd Ward consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of Idaho Falls lying east of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks, and north of Tenth and Elm streets.

  • Idaho Falls 3rd Ward

Boundaries:

Idaho Falls 3rd Ward consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of Idaho Falls which lies east of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks and south of Tenth and Elm streets, extending east to the Ammon and Lincoln Ward boundary lines. South the ward extends to Shelley Stake.

  • Idaho Falls 4th Ward

Boundaries:

Idaho Falls 4th Ward consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of Idaho Falls lying west of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks and north of H Street. It extends west across Snake River indefinitely.


History timeline

  • 1919 - When first organized on March 23, 1919, the Idaho Falls 1st Ward embraced all that part of Idaho Falls lying west of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks.
  • 1919 - The Idaho Falls 2nd Ward came into existence April 20, 1919, when the Idaho Falls Ward was divided into two wards, and all that part of the city lying east of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks was organized as the Idaho Falls 2nd Ward.
  • 1927 - The Idaho Falls 3rd Ward was organized Dec. 11, 1927.
  • 1928 - The Idaho Falls 4th Ward had its beginning on Jan. 1, 1928, when a division previously decided upon for the dividing of the Idaho Falls 1st and 2nd wards was carried into effect, the two new wards named respectively the Idaho Falls 3rd and 4th wards.


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Lincoln Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.434 .[5]

Boundaries:

Lincoln Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country lying east of Idaho Falls.

History timeline

  • 1904 - A branch of the Church was organized as a part of the Iona Ward in 1904.
  • 1905 - This branch was organized as the Lincoln Ward April 30, 1905.

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Milo Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.511.[6]

Boundaries:

Milo Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Snake River Valley which lies immediately south of the boundary line between Bonneville and Jefferson counties.

History timeline

  • 1900 - The saints in the Milo district were organized as a branch of the Church Feb. 18, 1900.
  • 1900 - This branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward Sept. 23, 1900.

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Osgood Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 623.[7]

Boundaries: 

Osgood Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing adjacent to the Idaho Falls 1st Ward on the west side of Snake River.

History timeline

  • 1927 - The Austin Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward named Osgood April 17, 1927.

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Shelton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.792.[8]

Boundaries:

Shelton Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a fertile district of the Snake River Valley, east of Snake River.

History timeline

  • 1892 - Presiding Elder of the branch then called Enterprise.
  • 1892 - This branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward Aug. 14, 1892.

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Ucon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.893.[9]

Boundaries:

Ucon Ward, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, (formerly Willow Creek Ward) consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a fertile district of the Snake River Valley, lying east of Snake River.

History timeline

  • 1885 -On June 12, 1885, the saints in that locality were organized as a branch of the Church (formerly a part of the Rigby Ward).
  • 1888 - The Willow Creek Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward Aug. 11, 1888.

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Beaver Creek Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p.50.[10]

Boundaries:

Beaver Creek Branch, Idaho Falls Stake, Clark Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a dry-farming district, about 20 miles square, in the north west part of Clark County, the center of which is Dubois, a railroad town on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, about 50 miles north northwest of Idaho Falls.

History timeline

  • 1916 - Organized into a branch of the Church Sept. 3, 1916, called originally the Dubois Branch.
  • 1930 - On May 25, 1930, when the ward organization was discontinued and the saints in the Beaver Creek district organized into an independent branch.

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Bone Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p.77.[11]

Boundaries:

Bone Branch, Idaho Falls Stake, Bonneville Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a dry farm district lying 20 miles southeast of Idaho Falls, near the road leading to Grays Lake. It was once known as Canyon Creek Branch of the Ozone Ward.

History timeline

  • 1914 - The saints in that locality were organized as the Canyon Creek Branch August 30, 1914.

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Hamer Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p.310.[12]

Boundaries:

Hamer Branch, Idaho Falls Stake, Jefferson Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying along the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

History timeline

  • 1919 - The Hamer Branch originally constituted a part of the Camas Ward, but was organized as a separate branch July 6, 1919.

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Mud Lake Branch (Terreton Ward)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.554.[13]

Boundaries:

Mud Lake Branch, Idaho Falls Stake, Jefferson Co., Idaho, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in the vicinity of Mud Lake
History timeline

  • 1919 - In July 1919, Mud Lake was organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1924 - This branch, which had formerly constituted a part of the Camas Ward, Bingham Stake, was organized into an independent branch Feb. 24, 1924.
  • 1942 - Terreton Ward, created in 1942, was formerly known as Mud Lake Branch and was a local unit of the Bingham, Idaho Falls, North Idaho Falls, and Rigby Stakes.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p..
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p..
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. .
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.486-487 .
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