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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). p. 620.

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Oquirrh Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p.620.[1]

  • Area of the County: Western part of Salt Lake County.
  • Headquarters in (town): Pleasant Green.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Oquirrh Stake of Zion, Salt Lake County, Utah, consists (1930) of Latter-day Saints residing in the western part of Salt Lake County, in a tract of country extending north to the Pioneer Stake, east to the Jordan River Stake or Grant Stake and Cottonwood Stake stakes, south to West Jordan Stake and west to the Oquirrh Mountains, or the Tooele Stake.

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

History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1923 - Oquirrh Stake was organized June 3, 1923, from parts of Pioneer and Cottonwood stakes.
  • 1927 - To form the new Oquirrh stake, Garfield, Magna and Pleasant Green wards were taken from Pioneer Stake and Hunter and Granger wards from the Cottonwood Stake.
  • 1927 - An addition was made to the Oquirrh Stake in 1927 when the saints employed by the Hercules Powder Company at the base of the mountains were organized as the Bacchus Branch.


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

Garfield, Granger, Hunter, Magna, Pleasant Green, and Bacchus Branch.

Garfield Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 274-275.[2]

Boundaries:

Garfield Ward, Oquirrh Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Garfield, situated near the south shore of the Great Salt Lake and at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains, distant about 19 miles by road southwest of the Temple Block in Salt Lake City.

History timeline

  • 1893 - Garfield Beach was a favorite pleasure resort previous to the erection of the Saltair Pavilion in 1893.
  • 1908 - Garfield was vacated until 1908, when several large smelters were located there and Garfield became a flourishing town.
  • 1923 - Garfield Ward, which had belonged to the Pioneer Stake, then became a part of the Oquirrh Stake when that stake was organized June 3, 1923.
  • 1911 - A branch of the Church was organized at Garfield by the presidency of Pioneer Stake. This branch was organized as a ward Oct. 22, 1911.


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Granger Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 295.[3]

Boundaries:

Granger Ward, Oquirrh Stake, Salt Lake Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Granger, a farming district traversed by a branch of the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad.


History timeline

  • 1849 - In the fall of 1849 a company of saints from Wales arrived in Salt Lake City and some of these located on the west side of Jordan River in what later became the Granger Precinct.
  • 1884 - The street on which the Granger meeting house now stands was the boundary line between the Brighton Ward and the North Jordan Ward, and when the Granger Ward was organized Feb. 24, 1884, from the south part of Brighton Ward and the north part of North Jordan Ward, this road became the center of Granger Ward.
  • 1900 - Granger belonged to Salt Lake Stake until 1900, when it became part of the Granite Stake.
  • 1914 - In 1914 Granger was transferred to the Cottonwood Stake.
  • 1923 - The Oquirrh Stake was organized June 3, 1923, Granger Ward became part of that stake.


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Hunter Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.346-347.[4]

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Magna Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 459-460.[5]
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Pleasant Green Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 662.[6]

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Bacchus Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 39.[7]

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.620.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 274-275.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 295.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 346-347.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 459-460.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 662.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 39.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.

 

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