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Idaho go to Franklin County Church Records go to Franklin Stake, Idaho 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). p. 262.

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Contents

Franklin Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.262.[1]

  • Area of the County:the stake is in the north end of Cache Valley, which valley is partly in Utah and partly in Idaho.
  • Headquarters in (town):of the stake are in Preston, Franklin Co.
  • Boundaries of stake:Consists of the south part of Franklin County. It extends northward to the Oneida Stake and east to the Wasatch Mountains. South it extends to the boundary line between Idaho and Utah, and west to a range of mountains which separate it from the Malad Stake.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1920 - That part of Cache Valley which now is included in the Franklin Stake originally constituted a part of the Cache Stake of Zion, but when the Oneida Stake was organized in 1884, it became a part of that stake and thus remained until June 6, 1920, when the Oneida Stake was divided, and that part of the same which contained Cedarville, Fairview, Franklin, Mapleton, Preston 1st, Preston 2nd, Preston 5th, Weston, and Whitney wards, and the Roosevelt section of Dayton was taken from the Oneida Stake and organized into 3 new stake of Zion named Franklin.

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.


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

Cedarville, Fairview, Franklin, Linrose, Mapleton, Preston 5th, Preston 6th and Whitney.

Cedarville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.125.[2]

Boundaries:

  • It is located west of Weston, Idaho

History timeline

  • 1902 - The Weston Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward Sept. 7, 1902, and called Cedarville.
  • 1908 - In 1908 a meeting house, a fine brick building, was erected at a cost of $5000.

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Fairview Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 242.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Fairview ward is north of Lewiston, Utah, and south of Preston, Idaho. The ward extends north and south five miles and from east to west four miles, bounded on the north by Preston and east by Whitney and Franklin wards.

History timeline

  • 1877 - The Franklin and Lewiston wards, were organized into a branch of the Church in the fall of 1877. The branch was called Upper Lewiston, and included what is now Preston and Riverdale.
  • 1884 - The North Lewiston Branch was organized as a bishop’s ward named Fairview July 20.

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Franklin Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.262-263.[4]

Boundaries:

  • The Franklin Ward extends north and south about eight miles and has an average width of four miles from east to west. The town of Franklin is situated on a bench between Cub River, Maple Creek and Spring Creek,

History timeline

  • 1860 - Franklin organized as a bishop’s ward in June, 1860.

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Linrose Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.436.[5]

Boundaries:

  • Residing in the southwest of Preston, on the west side of the Bear River.

History timeline

  • 1922 - Linrose Ward was made a regular bishop’s ward Sept. 17.

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Mapleton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 436.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Mapleton is located northeast of Franklin, Idaho.

History timeline

  • 1891 - Dec. 13, 1891, when the saints on Cub River, which, had been known as the Saint Joseph Branch of Franklin Ward, were organized as a separate ward called Saint Joseph. Soon afterward the name was changed from Saint Joseph to that of Mapleton, in order to conform to the name of the post office which had been established before under the name of Mapleton.
  • 1927 - A modern brick and cement meeting house was built at Mapleton at a cost of $22,000.

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Preston 5th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 675-676.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Is located directly east of Preston, across Worm Creek.

History timeline

  • 1917 - The Preston 5th Ward was organized Aug. 5, from parts of the Preston 1st, Preston 4th, the Glendale and Whitney wards.

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Preston 6th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.677.[8]

Boundaries:

  • It is located southwest of Preston.

History timeline

  • 1920 - The Preston 6th Ward dates back to Nov. 28,the Preston 2nd Ward was divided and it's southern part organized as the Preston 6th Ward.
  • 1930 - It's erection cost $29,000, and the building was dedicated June 29, 1930.

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Weston Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.946.[9]

Boundaries:

  • Weston is bounded on the north by Dayton and Linrose wards, east by Bear River, south by the Idaho Utah line, and west by Cedarville Ward.


History timeline

  • 1867 - Weston was organized into a regular branch of the Church.
  • 1930 - Dec. 31,the Weston Ward is found to be a ward.

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Whitney Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.949.[10]

Boundaries:

  • Is found between Franklin and Preston.

History timeline

  • 1888 - In June the saints residing in the open country between Franklin and Preston were organized as the Whitney Branch.
  • 1889 - June 9, the Whitney Branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.262.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 125.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.242.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 262-263.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 436.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.436.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.675-676.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 677.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 946.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 949.

 

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