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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

Granite Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 296.[1]

  • Area of the County: southeastern part of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Headquarters in:
  • Boundaries of stake: consists (1930) of Latter-day Saints residing in the southeastern part of Salt Lake City, extending north to 13th South St. (or Liberty Stake) Liberty Stake, east to the Wasatch Mountains, south to 27th South St. (or Grant Stake) Grant Stake, and west to 5th East St. from 27th South St. to the Park City branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad tracks, thence east along said tracks to 7th East St. and north along 7th East St. to 13th South St. (or Liberty 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 - Until January 28 of 1900, all the saints in Salt Lake County, Utah belonged to the Salt Lake Stake, Utah.
  • 1900- Two new stakes were organized, namely Jordan Stake Jordan Stake, Utah, containing the settlements in the south part of the county, and Granite Stake, containing those wards lying centrally in Salt Lake Valley south of Salt Lake City. Granite Stake included the following wards: North Jordan, Granger, South Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Mill Creek, East Mill Creek, Sugar House, Forest Dale, Farmers and Hunter, and the Mountain Dell Branch.
  • 1900 - Grant, Murray, and Wilford Wards were added to Granite Stake.
  • 1904 - Winder Ward added
  • 1905 - Emerson, Waterloo, Brinton, Holladay and Bennion added
  • 1906 - Murray 1st and Murray 2nd added
  • 1907 - Miller added
  • 1911 - Big Cottonwood Ward was disorganized
  • 1912 - Parleys added
  • 1914 - Richards and Burton added
  • 1916 - Highland Park added
  • 1917 - Wasatch added
  • 1918 - Wandamere added. A large reservoir to conserve water for Salt Lake City was constructed at Mountain Dell, the place having ceased to be used for residences.
  • 1919 - Hawthorne and Wells added
  • 1924 - Nibley Park added
  • 1928 - Lincoln added


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 (1930's)

Emerson, Forest Dale, Hawthorne, Highland Park, Lincoln, Nibley Park, Parleys, Richards, Sugar House and Wasatch.

Emerson Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 225.[2]

Boundaries: Emerson Ward, Granite Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is bounded on the north by 13th South St., (or LeGrand Ward), east by a line running north and south ten rods west of 13th East St. (or Wasatch Ward), south by 17th South St. (or Sugar House Ward), and west by a line running north and south ten rods West of 10th East St. (or Hawthorne Ward).

History timeline

  • 1905 - Emerson Ward, an outgrowth of Sugar House Ward, was organized January 22.

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Forest Dale Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 253-254.[3]

Boundaries: When first organized in 1896 the Forest Dale Ward extended from 21st South St. (then 12th South St.) to 27th South St. (then 13th South). In 1900 the ward was extended further south to a point midway between 13th and 14th South streets (new 27th and 33rd South streets). In 1916 an additional strip of land between 9th and 10th East streets from the railroad tracks to 27th South St. was added to the ward. In 1918 the south part of the ward below 27th South St. was organized as the Wandamere Ward (now in Grant Stake). In 1919 the northwest part of Forest Dale Ward above the railroad tracks and west of 7th East St. was organized as part of the Wells Ward. In 1924 the west part of Forest Dale Ward (west of 7th East St.) was organized as the Nibley Park Ward, and in 1928 that part of Forest Dale Ward which remained north of the railroad tracks was organized as part of the Lincoln Ward; thus Forest Dale Ward was reduced to its present boundaries.

History timeline

  • 1896 - Forest Dale Ward, an outgrowth of Sugar House Ward, was organized Aug. 23 and was part of the Salt Lake Stake.
  • 1900 - Became part of Granite Stake when it was organized.
  • 1905 - A meeting house was erected in the ward on the corner of Ashton avenue and Lake St. (formerly Walnut Ave.).
  • 1913 - An amusement hall was added to the meeting house.
  • 1929 - The chapel and amusement hall were remodeled.

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Hawthorne Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 326.[4]

Boundaries: Hawthorne Ward, Granite Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is bounded on the north by 13th South St. (or the 31st Ward), east by Lincoln St., or a line running north and south, ten rods west of 10th East St. (or Emerson Ward), south by 17th South St. (or Richards Ward) and West by 7th East St. (or Waterloo Ward).

History timeline

  • 1919 - Hawthorne Ward, an outgrowth of Emerson Ward, was organized June 15 and met in the basement of the Emerson Ward.
  • 1926 - A new meeting house was build.

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Highland Park Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 335.[5]

Boundaries: Highland Park Ward, Granite Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is bounded on the north by the Park City branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (or the Lincoln, Sugar House and Parley’s wards), east by 21st East St. (or East Mill Creek Ward), south by 27th South St. and Crandall Avenue (or Wilford and Hillcrest wards), and west by 10th East St. (or Forest Dale Ward).

History timeline

  • 1916 - Organized December 3 from the Sugar House Ward.
  • 1921 - On January 1, the boundary between Highland Park and Wilford Ward was changed, the strip of land known as Plat C of the Highland Park Subdivision being transferred from the Wilford to the Highland Park Ward.
  • 1922 - In October, the boundaries of the Highland Park Ward were again changed so as to include the territory lying between Highland Drive and 17th East St., and from 27th South St. to Crandall Avenue.
  • 1925 - On Sunday, February 22, a fine chapel, erected on Douglas St. and Whitlock Avenue, was dedicated.

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Lincoln Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 434.[6]

Boundaries: Lincoln Ward, Granite Stake, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is bounded on the north by Ramona and Hollywood avenues (or Richards Ward), east by 11th East St. (or Sugarhouse Ward), south by the Park City branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (or Forest Dale and Highland Park wards), and west by 7th East St. (or Wells Ward).

History timeline

  • 1928 - Organized December 9 from the Richards Ward and was named in honor of the late President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1829 - A massive building was constructed on 9th East St., between Hollywood Ave. and 21st South St., to serve as a chapel for the Lincoln Ward and also as the Granite Stake tabernacle.

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Nibley Park

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 584.[7]

Boundaries:


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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Parleys Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 640.[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

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Richards Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 701.[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

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Sugar House Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 841-843.[10]

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

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Wasatch Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 924-925.[11]

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

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 296
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 225
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 253-254.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 326.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 335.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 434.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 584.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 640.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 701.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 841-843.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 924-925.

 

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