Minidoka Stake, Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Idaho go to Minidoka County Church Records, Jerome County Church Records and Cassia County Church Records go to Minidoka 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.513.

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Minidoka Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.513.[1]

  • Area of the County:Located in Minidoka County.
  • Headquarters in (town):The stake headquarters is at Rupert.
  • Boundaries of stake:The eastern part of Jerome County, and includes the Jackson Branch in Cassia County, Idaho.

History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1924 - At a conference of the Blaine Stake held May 11, 1924, it was decided to organize the stake lying in the newly organized Minidoka County and adjacent points as the Minidoka Stake.
  • 1926 - Emerson Branch (organized July 7, 1917) was organized as a ward April 11, 1926. Eden and Hazelton branches were also organized as wards in 1926.

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

Acequia, Eden, Emerson, Hazelton, Heyburn, Paul, Rupert 1st and Rupert 2nd,and Jackson Branch.

Acequia Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.3-4.[2]

Boundaries: It is about six miles northeast of Rupert and eight miles southwest of Minidoka.

History timeline:

  • 1905 - Acequia became a Ward in January.
  • 1906 -A branch organization was effected.

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Emerson Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. xx-xx.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Located in southwest part of Minidoka County. The center of the ward is located 4 1/2 miles west of Heyburn and 12 miles southwest of Rupert.

History timeline

  • 1917 - Emerson Ward, an outgrowth of the Heyburn Ward, was organized as a branch of that ward.
  • 1923 - Emerson became an independent branch.
  • 1924 - Emerson Branch belonged to the Blaine Stake until 1924 when it was transferred to the Minidoka Stake.
  • 1926 - The branch was organized as a ward April 11.

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Hazelton Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.225-226.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Located west of Rupert.

History timeline:

  • 1917 - July 8, the saints at Hazelton were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1919 - Hazelton belonged to the Boise Stake of Zion until 1919, when it was transferred to the Blaine Stake.
  • 1924 - Hazelton became a part of the Minidoka Stake.
  • 1926 - April 11, 1926, when the branch was organized as a ward.

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Heyburn Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 333-334.[5]

Boundaries:

  • It is situated on the north side of Snake River. The ward extends northward to the Paul and Rupert 2nd and Rupert 3rd wards, and east and south to Snake River, the center of the ward being five miles southwest of Rupert.

History timeline

  • 1905 - Sept. 10, 1905, a branch was organized at Heyburn.
  • 1906 - The branch was attached to the Burley Ward of the Cassia Stake.

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Paul Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 643-644[6]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the Minidoka Project lying west of Rupert. North and west the ward extends to the desert and south to the Heyburn and Emerson wards.

History timeline

  • 1915 - Sept. 26, the saints at Paul were separated from the Heyburn Ward and organized as a separate ward.
  • 1919 - Paul Ward belonged to the Blaine Stake until 1919, when it became part of the Minidoka Stake.


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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.513.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 3-4.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.xx-xx.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.225-226.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 333-334.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 643-644.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. xx-xx.
  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.