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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. 99-100.

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Burley Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.99-100.[1]

  • Area of the County:Located in the northern part of Cassia County, 22 miles southwest of Minidoka and 22 miles north of Oakley.
  • Headquarters in (town):Burley.
  • Boundaries of stake:Burlely extends north of Snake River, which separates it from the Minidoka Stake and also from Minidoka County, Idaho. Eastward the stake extends to and includes Declo; southward it extends to and includes View; west it extends into the country far enough to include Star and Pella.


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.

  • 1905 - Members of the Church were organized as a branch of the Oakley 3rd Ward of the Cassia Stake.
  • 1906 - On June 3, 1906, this branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.
  • 1915 - The Burley Ward was divided into the Burley 1st and 2nd wards, May 23, 1915.
  • 1919 - Burley Stake is an outgrowth of Cassia Stake, and was organized July 27.
  • 1920 - May 23,a stake tabernacle was built having an auditorium capable of seating about 1,200 people, also contains an amusement hall in the basement, a stake office, a bishop’s office, a baptismal font, etc. It is lighted by electricity and heated by hot air. This edifice, erected at a cost of about $60,000.



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

Burley 1st, Burley 2nd, Burley 3rd, Burley 4th, Declo, Pella, Springdale, Star, Unity and View.

Burley 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p.99.[2]

  • Burley 1st Ward

Boundaries:

  • Located in the town of Burley which lies south of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks and extends eastward to an alley running through the blocks north and south between Overland and Albion avenues.

History timeline

  • 1915 - On May 23, the Burley Ward was divided into two wards to be known as the Burley 1st Ward and the Burley 2nd Ward.
  • 1919 -The Burley 1st Ward constituted a part of the Cassia Stake until 1919, when it was transferred to the Burley Stake.

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  • Burley 2nd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.99.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the town of Burley which lies south of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks and east of an alley running through the blocks north and south between Overland and Albion avenues.

History timeline:

  • 1915 - On May 23, the Burley Ward was divided into two wards to be known respectively as the Burley 1st and 2nd wards. The 2nd Ward comprised that part of Burley lying east of Overland Avenue.
  • 1921 - The area of the ward was reduced to its present boundaries by the organization of the Burley 3rd Ward.

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  • Burley 3rd Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.99.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the town of Burley lying north of the Oregon Short Line Railroad tracks. The ward extends to Snake River on the north and east and west into the country districts.

History timeline:

  • 1921 - Burley 3rd Ward was organized Feb. 27, 1921, from the northern parts of the Burley 1st and 2nd wards.

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  • Burley 4th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.99.[5]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the extreme south part of Burley and was organized from the south part of Burley 2nd Ward, Feb. 28, 1921.

History timeline:

  • 1921 - Burley 3rd Ward was organized Feb. 27, 1921, from the northern parts of the Burley 1st and 2nd wards.
  • 1924 - The ward was disorganized May 11, 1924, and the membership transferred to the Burley 2nd Ward.

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Declo Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 176[6]

Boundaries:

  • It is east of Burley.

History timeline:

  • 1909 - Declo was formerly called Marshfield, and the saints there were organized as the Marshfield Branch in December.
  • 1916 - The Marshfield Branch was organized as the Declo Ward July 30
  • 1919 - Declo Ward belonged to the Cassia Stake until 1919, when it became part of the Burley Stake.

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Pella Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.646-647.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the district lying south and southwest of Burley.

History timeline:

  • 1910 - A branch organization as a part of the Burley Ward was effected May 22. On this occasion the name of the district was changed to Palisade.
  • 1913 - On Nov. 16, the branch was organized as the Pella Ward.
  • 1919 - Pella Ward, which belonged at its organization to the Cassia Stake, was transferred to Burley Stake.

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Springdale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.828-829.[8]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the district of country east of Burley. It is six miles east of Burley, three miles west of Declo and a mile south of Snake River.

History timeline:

  • 0000 - Springdale Ward is an outgrowth of Burley Ward, but prior to the organization of the branch the Latter-day Saints in the district belonged to the View Ward.
  • 1912 - A branch, known as the Pratt Branch was organized Nov. 24, 1912
  • 1915 - The Springdale Ward was organized Oct. 17, 1915.
  • 1919 - When first organized Springdale Ward belonged to Cassia Stake, but became part of the Burley Stake in 1919.

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Star Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 834.[9]

Boundaries:

  • Is located lying west of Burley on the south side of Snake River.

History timeline:

  • 1916 - Star Ward was named on account of Starrh’s Ferry across Snake River being in the neighborhood.
  • 1920 - The branch was organized as a ward.

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Unity Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 900.[10]

Boundaries:

  • Located southeast of Burley.

History timeline:

  • 1914 - A number of Latter-day Saint families took up land under the Minidoka Irrigation Project. On May, 31, these saints were organized as a branch of the Cassia Stake.
  • 1915 - On May 23, this branch was organized as the Unity Ward.
  • 1919 - Unity Ward was transferred from the Cassia Stake to the Burley Stake in 1919.

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View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.915.[11]

Boundaries:

  • Located in a district (formerly known as Mountain View), located in Goose Creek Valley, about 12 miles southeast of Burley.

History timeline:

  • 1910 - Latter-day Saints who experimented in dry farming and were connected with the Oakley Ward before the founding of Burley. On April 17, the saints at Mountain View were organized as Mountain View Ward.
  • 1919 - View Ward (as it became known later) belonged to the Cassia Stake at the time of its organization and became a part of the Burley Stake in 1919.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.99-100.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 99.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 99.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 99.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 99.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.176.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 646-647.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 828-829.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 834.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 900.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 915.

 

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