East Jordan Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Revision as of 19:42, 7 May 2013

Utah Church Records go to Salt Lake County Church Records go to East Jordan Stake, Utah 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).

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Contents

East Jordan Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 207-208.[1]

  • Area of the County: southeast part of Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Headquarters in: Sandy
  • Boundaries of stake: ... extending northward to Cottonwood Stake, eastward to the Wasatch Mountains, southward to Utah County, Utah, and westward to the Jordan River, or West Jordan Stake.

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.

  • 1900, January 21 - Jordan Stake organized with 12 wards separated from Salt Lake Stake: Draper, Crescent, Granite, East Jordan, Sandy and Union, on the east side of the river, and Bluffdale, Herriman, Bingham, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan on the west side of the river.
  • 1901 - Granite Ward was divided and the northern part organized as the Butler Ward.
  • 1917 - the name of East Jordan Ward was changed to Midvale.
  • 1920 - Midvale Ward was divided into two wards and later the East Midvale Ward was created.
  • 1918 - the mining town of Lark was organized as a ward.
  • 1920 Sandy Ward was divided into three wards, namely, Sandy 1st, Sandy 2nd, and Sandy 3rd wards.
  • 1927, May 8 - Jordan Stake was dissolved and divided into two stakes, namely, the East Jordan Stake and the West Jordan Stake, Utah, the Jordan River to be the dividing line between the two stakes.
    • Butler, Crescent, Draper, Midvale, Granite, East Midvale, Sandy 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards, and Union Ward were transferred to the East Jordan Stake
    • Bingham, Bluffdale, Herriman, Lark, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan wards were transferred to the West Jordan 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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  • List of East Jordan Stake church and other records at the FamilySearch Library.
    • Note: see records of individual wards. East Jordan Stake did not show records in the Library Catalog.
  • For additional resources, see Church History Library.

Wards and Branches (1930's)

East Jordan Stake contains the following wards: Butler, Crescent, Draper, East Midvale, Granite, Midvale 1st, Midvale 2nd, Sandy 1st, Sandy 2nd, Sandy 3rd and Union.

Butler Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 102-103.[2]

Boundaries: Village of Butlerville and vicinity, situated in the southeast part of Salt Lake County, near the base of the Wasatch Mountains, about 12 miles south southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1901 - an outgrowth of Granite Ward, was organized May 12, 1901, and consists of a farming district.
  • 1927 - Butler Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927

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Crescent Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 163-164.[3]

Boundaries: ... consists of a farming district lying between the towns of Sandy on the north and Draper on the south, in Salt Lake County, Utah. The Crescent meeting house is about 15 miles south of the Temple Block in Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1850's - The early settlers of Crescent belonged to the Draper Ward
  • 1885 - Meetings were held in Dry Creek (also known as Pleasant View) area, under Draper Ward
  • 1896 - Crescent Ward was organized March 22, 1896
  • 1900 - Crescent Ward belonged to Salt Lake Stake until 1900
  • 1927 - Crescent Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927, when the Jordan Stake was divided and Crescent Ward was transferred to the East Jordan Stake.

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Draper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 197-198.[4]

Boundaries: ... in Draper (a station on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad) in the southeastern part of Salt Lake County, Utah, about 2 1/2 miles east of the Jordan River and about 20 miles southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1849 - Ebenezer Brown and family settled in the area. A branch was organized.
  • 1852 - Area known as South Willow Creek.
  • 1854 - A fort with walls a foot thick and eight feet high was constructed at Draper as a protection against Indians.
  • 1856 - Draper Ward was organized.
  • 1900 - Draper Ward belonged to Salt Lake Stake of Zion until 1900 when it became a part of the Jordan Stake
  • 1927 - Draper Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927, when the Jordan Stake was divided and Draper Ward was transferred to the East Jordan Stake.

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East Midvale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 208.[5]

Boundaries: ... a farming district east of the town of Midvale. The ward is bounded on the west by a line running a few rods west of State St., so as to include within the limits of the ward the residents on the west side of State St.

History timeline

  • 1920 - East Midvale Ward was organized Nov. 28, 1920, from the east part of Midvale Ward and the west part of Union Ward
  • 1927 - East Midvale Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927, when it became part of the East Jordan Stake.

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Granite Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 297-298.[6]

Boundaries: ... in the village of Granite, Salt Lake Co., Utah, located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, 15 miles southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1850's - Little Cottonwood Canyon was known to the pioneers of Utah soon after their arrival in Salt Lake Valley for its excellent timber, and several saw mills were erected in the canyon in the fifties and sixties.
  • 1859 - A stone quarry was established in the canyon in 1859 to furnish granite for the erection of the Salt Lake Temple.
  • 1860's - Alta, Silverton, Tannersville, and other mining camps... A town named Granite sprang into existence... a telegraph office was established, stores, saloons, boarding houses and cabins were erected, and as many of the inhabitants belonged to the rougher element much disorder and lawlessness prevailed.
  • 1877 - the surrounding country had been settled by Latter-day Saint farmers and a ward was organized July 1, 1877, called Granite Ward.
    • At the time of its organization the ward included the Granite, Butler, Little Cottonwood and Silverton precincts and extended up Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons
  • 1882 - About 1882, when most of the mines closed down, the town was deserted.
  • 1901 - Granite Ward was divided and the north part organized as the Butler Ward.
  • 1900 - Granite Ward belonged to the Salt Lake Stake until 1900
  • 1927 - Granite Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927, when it became part of East Jordan Stake

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Midvale Wards (formerly East Jordan)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 498-499.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Midvale Ward (old): ... in the town of Midvale, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and vicinity. Midvale Ward was bounded on the east by the State Road and on the west by the Jordan River; the center of the ward was about eleven miles south of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.
  • Midvale 1st Ward: ... the east part of the town of Midvale and vicinity, Salt Lake Co., Utah, a district which lies between the state road on the east and the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad tracks on the west.
  • Midvale 2nd Ward: ... the west part of the town of Midvale and vicinity, Salt Lake Co., Utah, in a district lying between the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad tracks on the east and the Jordan River on the west.

History timeline

  • 1851 - Area was settled
  • 1866 - A number of Scandinavian families located in the district in 1866 and Scandinavian meetings were held there in an early day, under the jurisdiction of the bishopric of the West Jordan Ward
  • 1895, December 15 - That part of the West Jordan Ward lying east of the Jordan River was organized as a separate ward, called the East Jordan Ward
  • 1900 - East Jordan Ward belonged to the Salt Lake Stake of Zion until 1900
  • 1917 - The name of East Jordan Ward was changed to Midvale
  • 1920 - Midvale Ward was divided, and the East Midvale Ward organized from the east part
  • 1927 - The Midvale Wards belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927
  • 1928 - the remaining part of Midvale Ward was divided into two wards, namely, Midvale 1st Ward and Midvale 2nd Ward.

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Sandy Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 769-770.[8]

Boundaries:

Sandy: ... is a town and business center on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, about 12 miles south of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

  • Sandy 1st Ward: the eastern part of the town of Sandy, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and vicinity.
  • Sandy 2nd Ward: the northwest part of the town of Sandy, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and vicinity.
  • Sandy 3rd Ward: the southwest part of the town of Sandy, Salt Lake Co., Utah, and vicinity.

History timeline

  • 1871 - The site of Sandy, on account of its altitude, was chosen in 1871 by the location of a station from which a branch line could be built to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon... for several years Sandy was the shipping point also for the mines at Bingham and Tintic in Utah, and Pioche in Nevada.
  • 1873 - Meetings were held in a rented hall, under South Cottonwood Ward
  • 1874 - A lumber building was purchased for a chapel
  • 1877 - Union Ward was organized, the saints at Sandy were organized as a branch of that ward
  • 1882 - Sandy Branch was organized as a ward Sept. 3, 1882
  • [1880's?] - A large number of converts from Scandinavia, especially from Sweden, settled in Sandy
  • 1900 - Sandy Ward belonged to the Salt Lake Stake of Zion until 1900, when it became a part of the Jordan Stake
  • 1920 - Sandy Ward was divided into three wards, namely, Sandy 1st Ward, Sandy 2nd Ward and Sandy 3rd Ward.
  • 1927 - The Sandy wards belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927. They became part of the East Jordan Stake when the Jordan Stake was divided.

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 Union Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 898-899.[9]

Boundaries: ... the village of Union and the surrounding farming districts, in Salt Lake County, Utah. Union is about 12 miles south southeast of the Temple Block, Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1849 - Union was known as Little Cottonwood
  • 1854 - an adobe fort was erected at Union in 1854, known as Union Fort for many years
  • 1856 - a call was made for the people of Union to furnish five good wagons with experienced teamsters... to be sent out to meet the belated Willie and Martin handcart companies.
  • 1865 - Union, or Little Cottonwood, was amalgamated with the South Cottonwood Ward.
  • 1877, July 1 - Union Ward was organized, composed of the Union and Sandy districts of the South Cottonwood Ward
  • 1882 - Sandy was separated from Union Ward and organized as a separate ward
  • 1900 - Union Ward belonged to Salt Lake Stake until 1900, when it became part of the Jordan Stake,
  • 1920 - the western boundary of Union Ward was changed by the creation of the East Midvale Ward, which considerably reduced the area of the older ward.
  • 1927 - Union Ward belonged to Jordan Stake until 1927, and became part of the East Jordan Stake when the Jordan Stake was divided.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 207-208
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 102-103
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 163-164.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 197-198.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 208.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 297-298.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 498-499.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 769-770.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 898-899.