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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 (Power County, Idaho)

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 (Oneida County, Idaho)

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 (Oneida County, Idaho)

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 (Oneida County, Idaho)

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 (Oneida County, Idaho)

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 (Box Elder County, Utah)

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 (Box Elder County, Utah)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 720.[8]

Rosette Ward, Curlew Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in an open valley (a scattered farming settlement). The center of the ward is five miles west of the Park Valley Ward center, and 18 miles northwest of Kelton, the nearest station on the Southern Pacific Railroad. It is also about two miles from the Raft River Mountains and near Pine Canyon Creek.

History timeline

  • 1910 - Rosette Ward was organized as an outgrowth of the Pine Valley Ward on May 22.

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Snowville Ward (Box Elder County, Utah)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 803 .[9]

Boundaries:

Snowville Ward, Curlew Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Curlew Valley that lies within the limits of Box Elder County. It includes the town of Snowville, which is situated on Deep Creek on the east side of Curlew Valley, 56 miles northwest of Brigham City, the county seat, 28 miles northeast of Kelton on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and 18 miles southeast of Holbrook, the headquarters of the Curlew Stake. The village of Snowville is about l l/2 miles south of the boundary line between Utah and Idaho.

History timeline:

  • 1871 - A settlement was founded in Curlew Valley.
  • 1876 - The Snowville Branch was organized on August 13.
  • 1877 - Snowville Ward was organized on April 19.

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Stone Ward (Oneida County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 838-839 .[10]

Boundaries:

Stone Ward, Curlew Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in Curlew Valley. The ward extends from north to south about five miles, the south end being the boundary line between Utah and Idaho.

History timeline:

  • 1902 - Stone Ward was organized on August 10. The original name of what is now Stone Ward was St. Thomas, named in honor of the first settlers. For some time prior to that the saints had constituted a branch of the Snowville Ward.

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Summit Ward (Oneida County, Idaho)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 845-846 .[11]

Boundaries:

Summit Ward, Curlew Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consisted of the Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition on their respective farms in a country elevated about 5,500 feet above sea level. The ward covered the Rim of the Basin which divides the water on the south side (which empties into Great Salt Lake) from those on the north side (which drain into Snake River). The ward extended north and south about six miles, half of it being on the northland, the other haft on the south side of the Rim of the Basin. From east to west the ward extended from mountain to mountain.

History timeline:

  • 1898 - The area was settled.
  • 1913 - A branch, named the Canyon Branch, was organized on June 15.
  • 1915 - Canyon Branch became part of the Curlew Stake, having formerly belonged to Malad Stake.
  • 1915 - Summit Ward was organized on November 15.
  • 1930 - Summit Ward was discontinued on May 18. Twenty-five of the remaining members were transferred to the Mount View Ward, and sixty-one to the Arbon Ward.

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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. 720.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 803 .
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 838-839 .
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 845-846 .

 

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