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This page includes the boundaries of wards and branches as of about 1930, a timeline history, and how to obtain the records.

Source used for this page: Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.166-167.

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Curlew Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 166-167.[1]

  • Area of the County: Consists (1930) of the Latter-day Saints residing in Curlew, Black Pine and Bannock valleys, in Idaho, and Park Valley in Box Elder County, Utah.
  • Headquarters in: Holbrook in Curlew Valley, a prosperous little settlement 25 miles west of Malad, the nearest railroad station, and 18 miles north of Snowville, Box Elder Co., Utah.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Curlew Valley, which is partly in Utah and partly in Idaho, is about 42 miles long and from ten to 26 miles wide. It reaches to Great Salt Lake on the south and is separated from Park Valley on the west by a low spur of mountains.


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.

  • 1915 - Curlew Stake was organized on May 17.


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

Arbon, Black Pine, Holbrook, Juniper, Mount View, Park Valley, Rosette, Snowville, Stone, and Summit Wards.

Arbon Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 26-27.[2]

Boundaries:

ARBON WARD, Curlew Stake, Power Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in Bannock Valley. The ranches and farms occupied by the Latter-day Saints extend up and down said valley for a distance of eight miles. Bannock Valley is about 35 miles long from north to south with an average width of four miles. The valley extends from the Rim of the Basin (Bull Canyon) on the south to Snake River Valley on the north. A low ridge of mountains separates it from Malad and Marsh Valleys on the east and the higher mountains on the west from Rock Creek Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1900 - Arbon Branch was organized on August 19, and was a part of the Samaria Ward.
  • 1907 - Arbon Branch was made a branch of the Holbrook Ward.
  • 1908 - Arbon Ward was organized on July 19.

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Black Pine Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 69.[3]

Boundaries:

Black Pine Ward, Curlew Stake, Oneida County, Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition east of the Black Pine Mountains, about eighteen miles northwest of Snowville, Utah, and 28 miles southwest of Holbrook, Idaho.


History timeline

  • 1912 - The Black Pine Branch was organized on May 12, and was part of the Stone Ward.
  • 1913 - Black Pine Ward was organized on October 19.

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Holbrook Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 159.[4]

Boundaries:

Cornish Ward consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying immediately south of the boundary line between Utah and Idaho. The center of the ward is a small village on the Oregon Short Line Railroad and is located, 12 miles by wagon road northwest of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 21 miles by wagon road northwest of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1907 - The Cornish Ward was organized July 28, 1907, from the north part of Trenton Ward.

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Juniper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 162-63.[5]

Boundaries:

Coveville Ward district lies between Richmond, Utah, and Franklin, Idaho, its northern boundary being the line between Utah and Idaho. Eastward the ward extends to the mountains, south to Richmond, and west to Cub River. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is about three miles northeast of Richmond, four miles south of Franklin, three miles south of the state line and 16 miles north of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.
  • 1877 - Organized as a branch.
  • 1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.

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Mount View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 429-431.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Lewiston 1st Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northeast part of Lewiston Precinct. The Ward extends northward to the boundary line between Utah and Idaho, east and south to Cub River, and west to Lewiston 2nd and 3rd Wards.
  • Lewiston 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah. All the saints in the Lewiston Precinct belonged to the Lewiston Ward until 1907, when the Lewiston Ward was divided into the Lewiston 1st and the Lewiston 2nd Wards.
  • Lewiston 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, Cache co., Utah was organized April 17, 1909, from parts of the Lewiston 1st Ward.

History timeline

  • 1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.
  • 1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.
  • 1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards: the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.
  • 1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.

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Park Valley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 799-800.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Smithfield 1st Ward, Benson Stake, consists of that part of the city of Smithfield in Cache County, Utah, lying north of Summit Creek, extending to the mountains on the east, to the Smithfield 3rd Ward on the south, and to the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.
  • Smithfield 2nd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the southwest part of the city of Smithfield, or that part of said city lying south of Summit Creek and west of Main St. Southward the ward extends to Hyde Park and westward to Bear River.
  • Smithfield 3rd Ward, Benson Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the southeast part of the city of Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah. It is separated on the north from the Smithfield 1st Ward by Summit Creek. Eastward it extends to the mountains and Southward to the Hyde Park Ward. The main street of Smithfield separates it from the Smithfield 2nd Ward on the west.

History timeline

  • 1926 - The Smithfield 3rd Ward came into existence Feb. 21, 1926, when the Smithfield 2nd Ward was divided, and that part of the city of Smithfield lying south of Summit Creek and east of Main St. and 1st West St., and extending to the boundary of Smithfield Precinct on the south and the mountains on the east was organized as the Smithfield 3rd Ward.
  • 1927 - First meeting held in new chapel, July 18, 1927.

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Rosette Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 885.[8]

Boundaries:

Trenton Ward, Benson Stake, Cache Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in Cache Valley, Utah. Northward the ward extends to the Cornish Ward, east to Bear River, south to the Newton Ward, and west to the Clarkston Ward.

History timeline

  • 1871 - A Branch of the Church was organized by 1871.
  • 1901 - Trenton Ward belonged to the Cache Stake, Utah until 1901, since which it has constituted a part of the Benson Stake.

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Snowville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 18-19 .[9]

Boundaries:

Amalga Ward was a farming district surrounding a sugar factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which factory stands on the right, or west bank of Bear River, about three miles west of Smithfield and nine miles southwest of Richmond.

History timeline:

  • 1918 - On March 10, 1918, the saints at Amalga, who, prior to this, had belonged to the Smithfield 1st and 2nd wards, and Newton and Trenton wards, were organized. Amalga Ward. This name was suggested by the Amalgamated Sugar Company, whose factory activities were the main cause of the ward being organized.

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Stone Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 18-19 .[10]

Boundaries:

Amalga Ward was a farming district surrounding a sugar factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which factory stands on the right, or west bank of Bear River, about three miles west of Smithfield and nine miles southwest of Richmond.

History timeline:

  • 1918 - On March 10, 1918, the saints at Amalga, who, prior to this, had belonged to the Smithfield 1st and 2nd wards, and Newton and Trenton wards, were organized. Amalga Ward. This name was suggested by the Amalgamated Sugar Company, whose factory activities were the main cause of the ward being organized.

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Summit Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 18-19 .[11]

Boundaries:

Amalga Ward was a farming district surrounding a sugar factory belonging to the Amalgamated Sugar Company, which factory stands on the right, or west bank of Bear River, about three miles west of Smithfield and nine miles southwest of Richmond.

History timeline:

  • 1918 - On March 10, 1918, the saints at Amalga, who, prior to this, had belonged to the Smithfield 1st and 2nd wards, and Newton and Trenton wards, were organized. Amalga Ward. This name was suggested by the Amalgamated Sugar Company, whose factory activities were the main cause of the ward being organized.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 166-167.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 26-27.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 69.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 159.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 162-63.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 429-431.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 799-800.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 885.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 18-19 .
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 18-19 .
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 18-19 .

 

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