Malad Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Washakie Ward, Malad Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints, mostly Indians, who have left their old nomadic habits to cultivate the soil and live like white people. The village of Washakie is situated on the west side of the Malad River, in Malad Valley, on the Malad branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, five miles southeast of Portage, 20 miles south of Malad, 35 miles north of Brigham City, and 70 miles northwest of Salt Lake City. The ground on which the town of Washakie is located slopes gently towards the south and east. The Indians were mostly of the Shoshone tribe, their chief being Washakie, one of the most intelligent and able of chiefs.  
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Revision as of 17:26, 6 February 2013


Utah Church Records go to Box Elder County Church Records and Oneida County Church Records go to Malad Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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.464-465.

  • Online through BYU Books. (Free) In the Text search box, type the town or unit name and click Go. Select page numbers (tiny) at the right to see the page.
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Contents

Malad Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 464-465.[1]

  • Area of the County: Malad is situated near the north end of Malad Valley, 52 miles north of Brigham City, 72 miles by nearest road north of Ogden, and 108 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Headquarters in: Malad City, Idaho.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Comprises a part of Oneida County, Idaho, and a small part of Box Elder 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.

  • 1855 - The first attempt was made to settle Malad Valley.
  • 1858 - The settlement was broken up due to Indian troubles.
  • 1888 - On February 12, the settlements in Malad Valley, which constituted a part of the Box Elder Stake, were now organized into a separate stake called the Malad Stake. Some of the wards in Malad Stake had been in Box Elder Stake, and some of the wards had belonged to the Oneida 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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Wards and Branches

Cherry Creek, Daniels, Malad 1st, Malad 2nd, Pleasant View, Portage, Samaria, Saint John, Washakie, Woodruff Wards; and Reynolds, Ridgedale and Wheatland Branches.

Cherry Creek Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 133.[2]

Boundaries:

Cherry Creek Ward, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing on Cherry Creek and vicinity and on both sides of the Malad River, in Malad Valley.


History timeline:

  • 1865 - Cherry Creek was organized as a settlement.
  • 1869 - Cherry Creek Branch was organized on November 14.
  • 1880 - Cherry Creek Ward was organized on October 31.
  • 1891 - Cherry Creek Ward organization was discontinued.The ward now became a branch.
  • 1930 - Cherry Creek was referred to as a ward, on December 31.

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Daniels Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 170.[3]

Boundaries:

Daniels Ward, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the northwest part of Malad Valley. It is a farming country originally known as the head of Malad River. The center of the ward is about 22 miles north of Malad City.


History timeline

  • 1912 - Daniels Ward was organized on September 22, being an outgrowth of the Saint John Ward.

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Malad Wards

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 463-464.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Malad 1st Ward, Malad Stake, Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the north part of the town of Malad.
  • Malad 2nd Ward, Malad Stake, Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Malad City, and adjoining country district.



History timeline

  • 1912 - Malad 1st Ward and Malad 2nd Ward were organized on May 26, when the old Malad Ward was divided.

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Pleasant View Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 664-665.[5]

Boundaries:

Pleasant View Ward, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a tract of country lying on both sides of the Malad Creek, or River, near the foot of the mountains on the west side of Malad Valley.

History timeline

  • 1883 - The area was settled as stock range. The saints were in the jurisdiction of the Samaria Ward.
  • 1897 - Pleasant View Ward was organized on June 13 when the Samaria Ward was divided, the north part becoming the Pleasant View Ward.

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Portage Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 671.[6]

Boundaries:

Portage Ward, Malad Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the Malad Valley, in the extreme north end of Box Elder County, Utah. It includes the village of Portage, situated on the west side of the Malad River, and a string town, formerly known as East Portage, situated on the east side of said river. The village of Portage is 15 miles south of Malad City, the headquarters of the Malad Stake, and 40 miles northwest of Brigham City, Utah


History timeline

  • 1855 - A settlement was organized in the part of Malad Valley on the east side of Malad River, nearly opposite the present Washakie.
  • 1858 - The settlement was broken up due to Indian troubles.
  • 1867 - The actual settlement of Portage took place.
  • 1867 - Portage Branch was organized in November.
  • 1877 - Portage Branch became a part of Box Elder Stake on August 19.
  • 1877 - Portage Ward was organized as a part of Box Elder Stake on October 23.

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Reynolds Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 700.[7]

Boundaries:

Reynolds Branch, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying north of Malad, in a neighborhood commonly called Devil or Double Creek.


History timeline

  • 1923 - Reynolds Branch was organized on May 27, and was an outgrowth of Malad 1st Ward.

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Ridgedale Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 708.[8]

Boundaries:

Ridgedale Branch, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in the central part of the Pocatello Valley, part of which is in Utah and part in Idaho.


History timeline

  • 1914 - Ridgedale Branch was organized on June 28.

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Samaria Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 764 .[9]

Boundaries:

Samaria Ward, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Samaria and immediate vicinity. This town is pleasantly situated on a level tract of country extending from the Malad River on the east to the mountains on the west.


History timeline:

  • 1868 - The site of Samaria was first settled on February 10.
  • 1868 - Samaria Branch was organized as part of the Malad Ward on November 18.
  • 1880 - Samaria Ward was organized on October 31.
  • 1888 - When the Malad Stake was organized, Samaria, together with the other settlements in Malad Valley, was detached from the Oneida Stake to become part of the new Malad Stake.


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Saint John Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 730 .[10]

Boundaries:

Saint John Ward, Malad Stake, Oneida Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a scattered condition in a farming district on Devil Creek, mostly between that stream and Malad River westward, in the north end of Malad Valley.


History timeline:

  • 1873 - Saint John Branch of the Malad Ward was organized.
  • 1884 - Saint John Ward was organized.

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Washakie Ward

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

Boundaries:

Washakie Ward, Malad Stake, Box Elder Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints, mostly Indians, who have left their old nomadic habits to cultivate the soil and live like white people. The village of Washakie is situated on the west side of the Malad River, in Malad Valley, on the Malad branch of the Oregon Short Line Railroad, five miles southeast of Portage, 20 miles south of Malad, 35 miles north of Brigham City, and 70 miles northwest of Salt Lake City. The ground on which the town of Washakie is located slopes gently towards the south and east. The Indians were mostly of the Shoshone tribe, their chief being Washakie, one of the most intelligent and able of chiefs.


History timeline:

  • 1880 - Washakie Ward was organized.

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Wheatland Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 845-846 .[12]

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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Woodruff Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 845-846 .[13]

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. 464-465.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 133.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 170.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 463-464.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 664-665.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 671.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 700.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 708.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 764 .
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 730 .
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 925 .
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 845-846 .
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 845-846 .