Boise Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Idaho and Oregon go to Church record sections of Ada, Canyon, Gem, Washington counties in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregongo to Boise Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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. 76-77.

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Contents

Boise Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.76-77.[1]

  • Area of the County: Ada and Canyon counties, and a small part of southeastern Oregon
  • Headquarters in (town): Boise, Idaho
  • Boundaries of stake: Ada and Canyon counties, and a small part of southeastern Oregon

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.

  • 1913 Boise Stake was organized 3 November at a conference of the Cassia Stake. The stake was divided, and the northern part of the same, together with parts of the Union Stake (in Oregon) and some of the branches of the Northwestern States Mission, were organized into a new stake called the Boise 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

Boise 1st, Boise 2nd, Bramwell, Emmett, Glenn’s Ferry, Kuna, Melba Branch, Nampa 1st, Nampa 2nd, Ontario Branch, and Weiser.

Boise 1st Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 76.[2]

Boundaries: East side of city of Boise.

History timeline:

  • 1923 The Boise Ward was divided 4 March into the Boise 1st and the Boise 2nd Wards.

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Boise 2nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 76. ref>Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 76.</ref>

Boundaries: West part of city of Boise.

History timeline:

  • Boise Ward was divided into the Boise 1st Ward and the Boise 2nd Ward.

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Letha (Bramwell) Ward (Gem County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 84-85.[3]

Boundaries: Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in Payette Valley, on the south side of the Payette River in Gem County.

History timeline:

  • 1901 The first Latter-day Saints arrived at Emmett in April.
  • 1902 The saints residing in the Payette Valley were organized into the Emmett Branch May 25, and constituted a part of the Union (Oregon) Stake.
  • 1902 The Emmett Branch was divided, and a new branch organized of its west part named Bramwell Branch.
  • 1902 On September 14, the Bramwell Branch was organized as a ward.

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Emmett Ward (Gem County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 84-85[4]

Boundaries: Emmett Ward, Boise Stake, Gem County consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Emmett, which is situated on the Payette River in the Payette Valley, 28 miles northwest of Boise City, 28 miles by rail north of Nampa, and 32 miles up the Payette River from the town of Payette.

History timeline:

  • 1900 Latter-day Saints entered the valley for the purpose of making homes.
  • 1901 On 2 June, a Sunday school was organized.
  • 1901 On 8 December, the saints at Emmett were organized as a branch of the Church named Emmett.
  • 1902–1903 a L. D. S. meeting house was built at Emmett. Up to that time meetings had been held in private houses, and in the summer season in an adjacent grove.
  • 1902 The Emmett Branch was divided and the west part of the same organized as the Bramwell Branch

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Glenn's Ferry Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 287.[5]

Boundaries: Glenn's Ferry Ward, Boise Stake, Elmore County, Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Glenn’s Ferry, an important town on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, situated on Snake River, about 75 miles southeast of Boise, the stake headquarters.

History timeline:

  • 1921 Glenn's Ferry was organized as an independent branch of the Boise Stake on 16 October.
  • 1929 Branch was organized as Glenn's Ferry Ward 19 May.

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Kuna Ward (Ada County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 407.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Saints residing in a farming district with the town of Kuna which is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, ten miles southeast of Nampa, and 15 miles southwest of Boise.

History timeline:

  • 1918 - Saints were organized into a branch of the Nampa Ward.
  • 1919 - Saints became an independent branch Aug. 10, 1919.
  • 1920 - On Oct. 31, 1920, the Kuna Branch was organized as a ward.

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Melba Branch (Canyon County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.487.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Saints residing in Melba and vicinity. Melba is a small village, or railroad station, on the Murphy branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, about 15 miles south of Nampa, and 35 miles by rail southwest of Boise.

History timeline:

  • 1921 - Saints were organized into an independent branch of the Church April 10, 1921.

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Nampa 1st. Ward (Canyon County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.559.[8]

Boundaries:

Saints residing in that part of the city of Nampa which lies north of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks.

History timeline:

  • 1913 - A branch of the Church was raised up in Nampa by the L. D. S. missionaries who labored in the Northwestern States Mission, and at a meeting held Dec. 7, 1913, the Nampa Branch, which had hitherto belonged to the mission named, was organized as a regular bishop’s ward to become a part of the Boise Stake.
  • 1926 - Feb. 21, 1926, the Nampa Ward was divided into two wards, named respectively the Nampa 1st Ward and the Nampa 2nd Ward.

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Nampa 2nd. Ward (Canyon County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.559-510.[9]

Boundaries:

Saints residing in that part of the city of Nampa lying south of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks.

History timeline:

  • Feb. 21, 1926, the Nampa Ward was divided into two wards, named respectively the Nampa 1st Ward and the Nampa 2nd Ward.

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Ontario Branch (Malheur County, Oregon)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.619.[10]

Boundaries:

Saints residing in the town of Ontario and surrounding country. Ontario is situated on the west side, or left bank, of Snake River, on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, 19 miles southwest of Weiser, in Idaho, 74 miles by highway northwest of Boise, Idaho, and 35 miles southeast of Huntington, Oregon. The saints belonging to the Ontario Branch reside partly on the townsite of Ontario and partly on the farms in the surrounding country district.

History timeline

  • 1926 - The members of the Church had formerly belonged to the Weiser Ward.
  • 1926 - The saints were organized into a branch of the Church.

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Weiser Ward (Washington County, ID)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.982-983.[11]

Boundaries:

  • Saints residing in the town of Weiser and surrounding country. Some of the families of saints belonging to the Weiser Ward live as far west as Huntington, Oregon, and as far east as McCall in Valley County, Idaho.
  • Weiser is situated on the east side or right bank of Snake River, 80 miles northwest of Boise, Idaho, and 23 miles northeast of Huntington, Oregon. The ward extends over a hundred miles from north to south and 25 miles from east to west.

History timeline

  • 1908 - A Latter-day Saint branch was organized at Weiser belonging to the Northwestern States Mission as early as May, 1908.
  • 1913 - Dec. 7, 1913, the Weiser Branch was organized into a regular bishop’s ward, which became a part of the Boise Stake of Zion.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.76-77.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 76
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 84-85.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 84-85.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 287.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 407.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 487.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 559.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 559-510.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 619.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 982-983.