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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.307-308.

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Gunnison Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 307-308.[1]

  • Headquarters: Gunnison
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Sanpete County, Utah.


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 - From 1900 to 1923 the wards which now constitute Gunnison Stake formed a part of the South Sanpete Stake.
  • 1923 - South Sanpete Stake was divided, the southwest part becoming Gunnison Stake on May 6.


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

Axtell, Centerfield, Clarion, Fayette, Gunnison, Hamilton and Mayfield.

Axtell Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 38-39 .[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district in the extreme southwest part of Sanpete Co. North, the ward extends to the Centerfield Ward, east to the mountains, south to Redmond in the North Sevier Stake and west to the Sevier River. The center of the ward is the village of Axtell, which is a station on the Marysvale branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, eight miles south of Gunnison, and 20 miles southwest of Manti.

History timeline:

  • 1912 - Axtell is an outgrowth of Centerfield and came into existence when the Centerfield Ward was divided, the south part of the same organized into a separate ward called Axtell on June 2.

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Centerfield Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 126-127.[3]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying south of Gunnison. The center of the ward is the town of Centerfield, situated on the main highway two miles south of Gunnison, and 15 miles by nearest road southwest of Manti, the county seat of Sanpete County.

History timeline

  • 1897 - Centerfield Ward was organized when Gunnison Ward was divided, the south part organized as a separate ward, Centerfield Ward, on August 29.
  • 1900 - Centerfield Ward was moved from Sanpete Stake and placed in South Sanpete Stake.
  • 1923 - Centerfield Ward was moved to Gunnison Stake from South Sanpete Stake.

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Clarion Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 142-143.[4]

Boundaries:

Cornish Ward consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying immediately south of the boundary line between Utah and Idaho. The center of the ward is a small village on the Oregon Short Line Railroad and is located, 12 miles by wagon road northwest of Richmond, the stake headquarters, and 21 miles by wagon road northwest of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1907 - The Cornish Ward was organized July 28, 1907, from the north part of Trenton Ward.

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Fayette Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 247-248.[5]

Boundaries:

Coveville Ward district lies between Richmond, Utah, and Franklin, Idaho, its northern boundary being the line between Utah and Idaho. Eastward the ward extends to the mountains, south to Richmond, and west to Cub River. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is about three miles northeast of Richmond, four miles south of Franklin, three miles south of the state line and 16 miles north of Logan.

History timeline

  • 1871 - Area settled by Robert Gregory and family.
  • 1877 - Organized as a branch.
  • 1882 - Organized as a ward on November 28, 1882.

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Gunnison Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 308-309.[6]

Boundaries:


History timeline

  • 1873 - Organized the Lewiston Branch.
  • 1887 - Lewiston was organized as a Ward.
  • 1907 - Lewiston was divided into two Wards: the Lewiston 1st Ward and the Lewiston 2nd Ward.
  • 1909 - 1909 Lewiston 3rd Ward was created by the division of Lewiston 1st Ward.

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Hamilton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 311.[7]

Boundaries:


History timeline

  • 1926 - The Smithfield 3rd Ward came into existence Feb. 21, 1926, when the Smithfield 2nd Ward was divided, and that part of the city of Smithfield lying south of Summit Creek and east of Main St. and 1st West St., and extending to the boundary of Smithfield Precinct on the south and the mountains on the east was organized as the Smithfield 3rd Ward.
  • 1927 - First meeting held in new chapel, July 18, 1927.

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Mayfield 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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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 307-308.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 38-39 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 126-127.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 142-143.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 247-248.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 308-309.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 311.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 885.

 

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