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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. 340.[4]

Boundaries:

Holbrook Ward, Curlew Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Holbrook and surrounding farming districts in the north end of Curlew Valley. The village of Holbrook, which is the headquarters of the Curlew Stake of Zion, is situated in the open valley, about 25 miles west of Malad and 16 miles north of Snowville.

History timeline

  • 1901 - Holbrook Branch was organized on June 25.
  • 1902 - Holbrook Ward was organized on October 26.

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Juniper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 385.[5]

Boundaries:

Juniper Ward, Curlew Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Curlew Valley which lies between the Black Pine Mountains on the west and Cedar Ridge on the east. The people live in a scattered condition on their respective farms in the north end of Black Pine Valley. The ward extends to the mountains on the east, north and west, and on the south to the open Curlew Valley.

History timeline

  • 1914 - Juniper Branch was organized on July 13.
  • 1916 - Juniper Ward was organized on January 23.

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Mount View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 549-550.[6]

Boundaries:
Mount View Ward, Curlew Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints who live scattered in the extreme north end of Curlew Valley in what is known as the “Sheep Creek Country.” The center of the ward is about 12 miles north of Holbrook, the headquarters of the Curlew Stake, and 25 miles west of Malad, the nearest railroad station.


History timeline

  • 1913 - Buist Branch was organized on September 14.
  • 1915 - The Buist Branch was organized as the Mount View Ward on January 24.

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Park Valley Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 638-639.[7]

Boundaries:


Park Valley Ward, Curlew Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a district of country known as Park Valley, though it can scarcely be called a valley, as it is a wide open country extending as far south as the salt desert west of Great Salt Lake. Park Valley proper is 30 miles long from east to west and about 15 miles from north to south. It is bounded on the north by the Clear Creek Mountains, east by rolling hills which separate it from Curlew Valley, and west by Terrace Mountains.


History timeline

  • 1871 - Park Valley Branch was organized.
  • 1879 - Park Valley Ward was organized.

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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. 340.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 385.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 549-550.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 638-639.
  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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