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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.

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Union Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.897-98.[1]
Stake boundariesThe Latter-day Saints residing in the eastern part of the state of Oregon, mostly in Union and Baker counties plus that part of Washington County, Idaho called Indian Valley.


History Timeline up to about 1930 Late 1850's As part of the Northwestern States Mission, branches were organized in Eastern Oregon. 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - The Union Stake of Zion was organized. The following wards were organized at the same time, La Grande, Mount Glen, Alicel, Baker Imbler, and Nibley. 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

   Alicel Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.11.[2]

Boundaries:The Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Alicel, a small railroad town on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, situated in the Grande Ronde Valley, about eight miles northeast of La Grande, Oregon

History timeline

  • 1900 - May - 13 - 1900 - The Alicel Branch was organized.
  • 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - The Alicel Branch was organized as the Alicel Ward.

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Baker Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 39.[3]

Boundaries: The Latter-day Saints residing in the city of Baker and vicinity.

History timeline

  • 1893 - July - 23 - 1893 - The Baker Branch was organized.
  • 1899 The Baker Branch was transferred from the Oneida, Idaho Stake to the Northwestern States Mission.
  • 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - The Baker Ward was organized and became part of the Union, Oregon Stake.

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Imbler Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.357-58.[4]

Boundaries: The Latter-day Saints residing in and near the village of Imbler, which is a railroad station, or town, on a branch line of the Union Pacific Railroad, situated in the north end of Grand Ronde Valley, 12 miles by rail, or 15 miles by wagon road, northeast of La Grande.

History timeline

  • 1899 - Nov. - 21 - 1899 - The Imbler Branch was organized.
  • 1901 - June - 10 - 1901 - The Imbler ward was organized and became part of the Union Stake.

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Indian Valley Ward (Washington and Adams Counties, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.361.[5]

Boundaries:The Latter-day Saints residing in the Indian Valley, about 70 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho, and about 95 miles southeast of La Grande, the headquarters of the Union Stake.

History timeline 1899 - Oct. - 29 - 1899 - Indian Valley Branch organized. 1901 - The Indian Valley Branch became part of the Union Stake. 1902 - Sept. - 7 - 1902 - The branch was organized as the Indian Valley Ward.

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La Grande 1st Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 408.[6]

Boundaries:The Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of La Grande which lies southwest of the Oregon Short Line Railroad track.

History timeline

  • 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - La Grande Branch was organized as the La Grande Ward.
  • 1924 - Dec. - 14 - 1924 - The La Grande Ward was divided into the La Grande 1st and 2nd Wards.

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La Grande 2nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.408.[7]

Boundaries: The Latter-day Saints residing in that part of the city of La Grande which is situated on the northeast side of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks.

History timeline

  • 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - The La Grande Branch was organized into the La Grande Ward.
  • 1924 - Dec. - 14 - 1924 - The La Grande Ward was divided into the La Grande 1st and 2nd Wards.

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Mount Glen Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.545.[8]

Boundaries:The Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 16, Township 2 South, Range 38 East, Willamette Meridian, 4 1/2 miles northeast of La Grande, and seven miles southwest of Alicel.

History timeline

  • Before 1901 the Springville Branch, part of the Northwestern States Mission was organized.
  • 1901 - Jan. - 6 - 1901 - The name Springville Branch was changed to Mount Glen Branch.
  • 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - The Mount Glen Branch was organized as the Mount Glen Ward and became part of the Union Stake.

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Nibley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 584-85.[9]

Boundaries: The Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Nibley, which is situated 11 miles east of La Grande, the headquarters of the Union Stake, 8 1/2 miles north of Union and four miles west of the base of the mountains east of Grande Ronde Valley.

History timeline

  • 1901 - Mar. - 17 - 1901 - The Nibley Branch was organized.
  • 1901 - June - 9 - 1901 - The Nibley Branch was organized as the Nibley Ward and became part of the Union Stake.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.897-98.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 11.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.39.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 357-58.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 361.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.408.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 408.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 545.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.584-85.

 

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