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Pocatello was named for Chief Pocatello[1] of the Shoshone Tribe. It was founded when the railroad passed through the area in the late 1870s. It is the largest city in Bannock County and is also situated on the Oregon Trail route.

Former name

Pocatello Junction

Geographic location

Pocatello is located in southeastern Idaho, in Bannock County. See Google Maps for a current map of the area.

City Hall

Pocatello City Hall
911 N 7th Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-6582

Resources

Funeral Home

Colonial Funeral Home
2005 S 4th Ave
Pocatello, ID 8320
(208) 904-1973
Cornelison-Henderson Funeral
431 N 15th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-054
Downard Funeral Home
241 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 233-0686
Manning Wheatley Funeral Chpl
510 N 12th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 232-7199

Biography

Cemeteries

There are three cemeteries in Pocatello. Those that have been identified are listed below, with their location and any links to abstracts of their records. See the web site entitled Cemeteries of Bannock County Idaho

Mount Moriah Cemetery

now a part of Mountainview Cemetery

  1. Bannock County ID USGenWeb Project

Mountainview Cemetery

1520 S. 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83205
(208) 234-619
http://www.pocatello.us/Cemetery/Cemetery.htm

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed weekends and holidays

There is a touch-screen burial database at the cemetery office.

  1. Findagrave.com
  2. Bannock County ID USGenWeb Project
  3. Idaho Gravestone Photo Project

Restlawn Memorial Gardens

2864 South 5th Ave Pocatello, ID 83204-1919 (208) 234-6159

  1. Findagrave.com
  2. Bannock County ID USGenWeb Project
  3. Idaho Gravestone Photo Project

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Pocatello
  1. Record of Members, 1890-1914
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1907-1908
  • Pocatello 1st
  1. Record of Members, 1901-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1909-1948
  • Pocatello 2nd
  1. Record of Members, 1908-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1909-1948
  • Pocatello 3rd
  1. Record of Members, 1915-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1916-1948
  • Pocatello 4th
  1. Record of Members, 1921-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1921-1948
  • Pocatello 5th
  1. Record of Members, 1921-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1921-1948
  • Pocatello 6th
  1. Record of Members, 1921-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1921-1948
  • Pocatello 7th
  1. Record of Members, 1914-1941
  2. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1914-1948
  3. Book of Tyhee: Fiftieth anniversary of Seventh Ward, North Pocatello Stake, Pocatello, Idaho
    1. Pocatello 8th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1943-1948
  • Pocatello 9th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1943-1948
  • Pocatello 10th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1944-1948
  • Pocatello 11th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1944-1948
  • Pocatello 12th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1944-1948
  • Pocatello 13th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1945-1948
  • Pocatello 14th
  1. Annual genealogical report, Form E 1946-1948
  • Pocatello Stake
  1. Mutual Improvement Assocation life 1938-39
  • Pocatello West Stake
  1. Pocatello West Stake hilights, 1945-1980

Episcopal

  • The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed records of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Pocatello, including records of the St Andrew's Chapel (1890-1996).  These films are available for viewing in their Library in Salt Lake City or in any of it Family History Centers.
  1. communicants and confirmations

Presbyterian

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed this book and it is available for viewing in the Library in Salt Lake or in any of its Family History Centers.

Roman Catholic

Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed records at the Roman Catholic Diocese in Boise Idaho and among these are records of the St. Anthony Church and St Joseph Church in Pocatello.  These films are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake or in any of its Family History Centers.

  • Diocese of Boise
  1. Catholic chancery records of Idaho, master index (26 volumes)
  1. Baptisms, marriages, deaths 1914-1965
  1. Baptisms, marriages, Communions, confirmations, deaths 1886-1965

Other

A listing a various churches in Pocatello, along with their location and contact information can be found at the above website.

Directories

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories. Among the holdings of that collection are city directories for Pocatello for the years 1930-31, 1932-33, 1936-37, 1938-39 1940-41, 1953, 1955 to 1958, 1960 to 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970 to 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981 to 1983, 1986 to 1988, and 1990 to 1995.

Funeral Homes

History

Pocatello had no existence prior to the building of the Utah and Northern Railroad (after changed to the Oregon Short Line), but as soon as the railroad was built it became a town of considerable importance. Men found employment in the railways shops, or other business associated with the railroad town. The elevation of Pocatello is 4,519 feet above sea level. Pocatello is the end of a division and also a junction town, containing a round house. The total population of the Precinct of Pocatello was 16,471 in 1930

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Current

Idaho State Journal
305 South Arthur
Pocatello, ID 83204
Ph. 208-232-4161
email - bkunerth@journalnet.com
Daily

Historical

Copies of issues of the following newspapers, published in Pocatello, are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise.

Idaho Herald -- 27 Sep. 1889 through 11 Oct. 1897
Pocatello Tribune, weekly -- 6 Jan. 1893 through 29 Sep. 1949
Daily Pocatello Tribune -- 15 Mar. 1897 through 15 May 1897
Pocatello Advance -- 23 Dec. 1898 through 10 Feb. 1899
ISU Techniad, Bengal, Speculum, Advocate -- 1 Nov. 1910 through 7 May 1980
Tribune War Bulletin -- 7 May 1917 through 13 May 1917
Pocatello Free Press -- 5 Apr. 1929
Idaho Examiner -- 10 Dec 1932 through 13 Dec 1947
Idaho Labor -- 15 Apr. 1933 through 24 July 1937
Pocatello Budget -- 29 June 1935
Pocatello Chieftain -- Jan. 1936 through Sep. 1938
Pocatello Shopper News -- 13 Oct. 1939
Pocatello Post -- 7 Dec. 1947 through 30 Sep. 1949
Idaho State Journal -- 2 Oct. 1949 to the present
Bannock Newsletter -- 5 Feb. 1959 through 3 Sep. 1959
Intermountain -- 27 July 1967

Copies of the Idaho State Journal, 2 Oct. 1949 to Dec. 1977 are also available online at Ancestry.com

Vital Records - Newspapers

Obituaries

School Records

The Idaho State Archives has some school yearbooks for Pocatello High School for the years 1921, 1923, 1929, 1949, 1950. The yearbook was called the Pocatellian.

The State Archives also has yearbooks for Idaho State College/Idaho State University for the years 1919, 1923-1924, 1927, 1931-1935, 1937, 1942, 1947-1953, 1956, 1963, 1966-1968, and 1970. The ISU yearbook was called The Wickiup. An Alumni Directory for Idaho State University for the years 1980, 1984, and 1989 is also in the holdings of the Idaho State Archives.

Websites

References

  1. For a history of Chief Pocatello, see "Chief Pocatello Speech" given by Cleve Davis, a descendant [[1]]

 

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