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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. 356.

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Idaho Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.356.[1]

  • Area of the County:Consists of the parts of Bannock and Caribou counties, and a small part of Bonneville County, Idaho.
  • Headquarters in (town):At Bancroft.
  • Boundaries of stake: Bannock and Caribou counties.


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.

  • 1916 - The Idaho Stake was organized Nov. 20, when the Bannock Stake was divided and the north part of the same organized into a new stake of Zion called the Idaho Stake, while the settlements in Gentile Valley, or the south part of Bannock Stake, were retained in that stake. The new stake, contained the following wards: Bancroft, Chesterfield, Grays Lake, Hatch, Ivins, Kelly, Lund and Soda Springs, and the independent branch of Meadowville.


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

Bancroft, Chesterfield, Conda, Grays Lake, Hatch, Ivins, Lund, Soda Springs and Toponce wards, and Kelley and Mount Sherman branches.

Bancroft Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.40-41.[2]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the railroad town of Bancroft and vicinity on the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

History timeline

  • 1903 - Chesterfield Ward of the Bannock Stake of Zion. L. D. S. meetings were held at Bancroft in the district school house.
  • 1907 - On Aug. 11,the saints at Bancroft and vicinity were organized as the Bancroft Ward.

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Chesterfield Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 135.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Located on the headwaters of the Portneuf River, mainly on Toponce Creek, Twenty-Four Mile Creek, and the main branch of the Portneuf River.

History timeline

  • 1883 - A meeting house was built and a regular branch of the Church was organized Nov. 27, 1883.
  • 1884 - A branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward June 5, 1884.

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Conda Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.157.[4]

Boundaries:

  • It is located ten miles north of Soda Springs.

History timeline

  • 1926 - It is a continuation of the former Meadowville Ward, and came into existence June 6, when the Meadowville Ward was disorganized and the new ward called Conda.


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Grays Lake Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 301-302.[5]

Boundaries:

  • Located in Grays Lake Valley, Williamburg Flat, and a tract of country situated on the headwaters of Blackfoot River.

History timeline

  • 1896 - Feb. 23, 1896, the Grays Lake Branch was organized. The branch was organized into a regular bishop’s ward Aug. 10, 1896.
  • 1910 - Grays Lake Ward was transferred from Bingham Stake to Bannock Stake in 1910, and to the Idaho Stake in 1916.

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Hatch Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.319.[6]

Boundaries:

  • It is located between Chesterfield in Bannock County and Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho.

History timeline

  • 1898 - Nov. 20, the branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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Ivins Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 370.[7]

Boundaries: It is located three miles northwest of Santa Clara.

History timeline

  • 1926 - At a meeting held in November, 1926, the saints who had located on the bench northwest of Santa Clara were organized into a branch of the Santa Clara Ward named Ivins. A meeting house was built in 1926.

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Lund Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.451-452.[8]

Boundaries:

  • It is located north of Gentile Valley and south of Bancroft and Chesterfield.

History timeline

  • 1895 - Lund Ward was organized into a regular bishop’s ward in October, 1895.

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  Soda Springs Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.806-807.[9]

Boundaries:

  • The boundaries of the ward are co-extensive with the precinct,Soda Springs is 30 miles northwest of Montpelier, in Bear Lake County, Idaho, 45 miles east of McCammon, Idaho, and 238 miles by rail northeast of Salt Lake City, Utah.

History timeline

  • 1877 - August, 1877, the Soda Springs Branch was organized into a regular bishop’s ward.

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 Toponce Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.882-883.[10]

Boundaries:

  • Is in the upper Portneuf Valley. The ward extends north to the Indian Reservation, east to Portneuf River, south to the Kelly Branch, and west to the mountians.

History timeline

  • 1921 - The first Latter-day Saint settlers in that part of upper Portneuf Valley in which Toponce is located belonged originally to the Chesterfield Ward, but were organized into a regular bishop’s ward Sept. 4.

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Kelly Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p.395-396.[11]

Boundaries:

  • Located in that part of upper Portneuf Valley lying southwest of Chesterfield on the west side of the Portneuf River.

History timeline

  • 1915 - On Aug. 1, 1915, the west part of the Chesterfield Ward was organized as the Kelly Ward.
  • 1927 - the ward was organized as an independent branch.

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Mount Sherman Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p.548-549.[12]

Boundaries:

  • Located southeast of Soda Springs in Caribou and Bear Lake counties, Idaho.

History timeline

  • 1918 - The Mount Sherman Branch was organized as a branch May 4.

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Meadowville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.486-487.[13]

Boundaries:

  • Located north of Soda Springs.

History timeline

  • 1917 - Meadowville Ward is an outgrowth of Soda Springs Ward and came into existence Aug. 26, when the north part of the Soda Springs Ward was organized as the Meadowville Ward.
  • 1926 - June 6, the Meadowville Ward was discontinued and a new ward named Conda was organized in its stead.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.356.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 40-41.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.135.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 157.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 301-302.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 319.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 370.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 451-452.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 806-807.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 882-883.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 395-396.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 548-549.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.486-487 .

 

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