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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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Blaine Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.70.[1]

  • Boundaries of stake: Sants residing in parts of Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Jerome and Lincoln counties, Idaho, namely, Carey and Gannett wards in Blaine County, the Gooding and Wendell wards in Gooding County, the Jerome Ward in Jerome County, and the Manard Ward in Camas County. It also includes the Fairfield Branch in Camas County, the Hagerman Branch in Gooding County, and the Richfield Branch in Lincoln County.
  • Area of the County: The southeastern part of the/then Boise Stake of Zion.
  • Headquarters in (town): Carey, 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.

  • 1919 - Aug. 3, 1919, the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeastern part of that Boise stake were organized as the Blaine Stake.
  • 1919 - Origional Wards: Acequia, Carey, Gannett, Gooding, Hazelton, Heyburn, Jerome, Manard, Paul, Rupert and Wendell.
  • 1920 - Hagerman and Richfield in 1920
  • 1921 - Fairfield in 1921
  • 1923 - Eden in 1923
  • 1924 - In 1924 the Minidoka Stake was organized by taking from Blaine Stake the following wards and branches: Acequia, Heyburn, Paul, Rupert 1st and Rupert 2nd wards; also the Eden, Emerson and Hazelton branches.
  • 1924 - Carey, Gannett, Gooding,Hagerman and Richfield

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

Carey and Gannett wards in Blaine County, Idaho Gooding and Wendell wards in Gooding County, Idaho Jerome Ward in Jerome County, Idaho Manard Ward in Camas County, Idaho Fairfield Branch in Camas County, Idaho Hagerman Branch in Gooding County, Idaho Richfield Branch in Lincoln County, Idaho

Carey Ward (Blaine County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.118.[2]

Boundaries: CAREY WARD, Blaine Stake, Blaine Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Little Wood River Valley. Carey is 18 miles east of Picabo, a station on the Wood River branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, and 40 miles northeast of the Shoshone on the main line of the same railroad.

History timeline

  • 1885 - Post Office built and named
  • 1913 - Blaine Ward, which had contained all the Latter-day Saints residing in Blaine and Lincoln counties, Idaho, was disorganized.
  • 1913 - The aints residing in Little Wood River Valley were organized as the Carey Ward.
  • 1919 - Carey, when first organized, belonged to the Boise Stake, but became part of the Blaine Stake in 1919.

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Gannett Branch (Blaine County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 272.[3]

Boundaries: Saints residing in a farming district. The center of the ward is the small village of Gannet, a railway station on the Wood River branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, about 15 miles northwest of Carey.


History timeline

  • 1918 - The Gannet Branch was organized in 1918.

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Gooding Ward (Gooding County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.290.[4]

Boundaries: Saints residing in or near the town of Gooding, the county seat of Gooding County, Idaho, and a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, 65 miles southwest of Carey.

History timeline

  • 1917 - Organized into a branch of the Church in 1917.
  • 1919 - This branch was organized as the Gooding Ward Oct. 17, 1919.

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Wendell Ward (Gooding County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[5]

Boundaries:


History timeline

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Jerome Ward (Jerome County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[6]

Boundaries:

JEROME WARD, Blaine Stake, Jerome Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing at Jerome, a station on the Rupert-Bliss Cut-off (a branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad), and vicinity. Jerome is about 15 miles north of Twin Falls, across Snake River, and 65 miles southwest of Carey.


History timeline

  • 1914 - Saints who had made homes in and near Jerome were organized as a branch of the Church in 1914.
  • 1916 - On Aug. 27, 1916, this branch was organized as a ward.

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Manard Ward (Camas County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[7]

Boundaries:

History timeline

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Fairfield Branch (Camas County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.240.[8]

Boundaries: Saints residing in the town of Fairfield, or on the adjacent Camas Prairie. Fairfield is a station on the Richfield and Hill branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.


History timeline

  • 1921 - Jan. 22, 1921, the Latter-day Saints at Fairfield were organized as an independent branch of the Church.

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Hagerman Branch (Gooding County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.309.[9]

Boundaries:

Saints situated in a narrow canyon located about 85 miles southwest of Carey.


History timeline

  • 1920 - The Saints Hagerman and immediate vicinity were organized as a branch of the Gooding Ward, December 19, 1920.

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Richfield Branch (Lincolin County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[10]

Boundaries:

All of Richfield.

History timeline

  • 1920 - The Latter-day Saints at Richfield were organized as a branch of the Carey Ward May 2, 1920.
  • 1927 - July 31, 1927, the branch became an independent branch.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.70-71.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 118.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.272.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 290.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 240.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 309.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.

 

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