Ogden Stake, Utah LDS Church Wards and Branches

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Utah Church Records go to Weber County Church Records go to Ogden Stake, Utah 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. 613-614.

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 Ogden Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 613-614.[1]

  • Area of the County: that part of Weber County, Utah, which is bounded on the north by Box Elder and Cache counties, east by the Wasatch Mountains (east of Ogden Valley), south, part of the way, by Morgan County, and further west by 24th St., Ogden (which separates it from Mount Ogden Stake), and west by Washington Avenue, Ogden.
  • Headquarters in (town): Weber Gymnasium (a building owned conjointly by all the stakes of Weber County), situated on 25th St. between Adams and Jefferson avenues.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Consists (1930) of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Weber County, Utah, which is bounded on the north by Box Elder and Cache counties, east by the Wasatch Mountains (east of Ogden Valley), south, part of the way, by Morgan County, and further west by 24th St., Ogden (which separates it from Mount Ogden Stake), and west by Washington Avenue, Ogden.


History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1908 - At a conference of the Weber Stake held in Ogden July 19, Weber Stake was divided into three stakes. The two new stakes were named the North Weber Stake and the Ogden Stake respectively, while only a part of the original Weber Stake was continued under that name.

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

Ogden 4th, Huntsville, Middleton, Eden, Liberty, North Ogden, Ogden 6th, Ogden 7th, Ogden 8th, Ogden 13th, Ogden 20th and Pleasant View.

Ogden 4th Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 608-609.[2]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Ogden city which extends north to the Ogden River, east to Monroe Avenue (which separates it from the Ogden 20th Ward), south to 22nd St. (which separates it from the Ogden 6th Ward), and west to Washington Avenue

History timeline

  • 1863 - Ogden 4th Ward is one of the four original Ogden wards, dating back to 1856, and existed as a ward until 1863, when it became known as the 4th District of Ogden and continued thus until 1877.
  • 1877 - a reorganization of all the districts and settlements in Weber County took place, and the Ogden 4th Ward, containing the northeast part of Ogden City, was organized.


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 Clear Creek Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 145.[3]

Boundaries:

Clear Creek is a coal-mining camp situated in the mountains adjacent to Pleasant Valley, in a canyon which opens into said valley, 21 miles by rail south of Colton, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, and 35 miles by railroad, or 25 miles by wagon road across the mountains, northwest of Price

History timeline

  • 1901 - Organized as a branch on June 28, 1901.
  • 1911 - Branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward on October 29, 1911
  • 1930 - Changed to the Clear Creek Branch

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Columbia Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 155-156.[4]

Boundaries:

Consisted, in 1930, of a few Latter-day Saint families residing in a coal mining camp situated in the mountains about five miles southeast of Sunnyside, on a flat at the mouth of a rocky canyon, 28 miles southeast of Price

History timeline

  • 1925 - Organized into a branch on September 27, 1925.

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 Garden Creek Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., No page found. [5]

Boundaries:

Not given

History timeline

  • Not given.

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Green River Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 303-304.[6]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Green River, a station on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, 68 miles southeast of Price.

History timeline

  • 1904 - Organized into a ward.
  • 1907 - This ward organization functioned when it was discontinued, and the few families of saints who still remained in the town of Green River were organized as a branch of the Church. Later the branch organization was also discontinued as nearly all the members of the Church had left the place.

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  Helper Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 331.[7]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing at Helper, a railroad town on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, situated in the narrow Price River Valley, three miles south of Castle Gate, and seven miles northwest of Price.

History timeline

  • 1918 - Organized into a branch of the Church March 17, 1918.
  • 1930 - Branch organized as a ward on Dec. 31, 1930.

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Hiawatha Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 334.[8]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the coal-mining camp of Hiawatha which is situated on Miller Creek, at the mouth of a canyon about four miles north of Mohrland, and about 18 miles southwest of Price.

History timeline

  • 1920 - Organized into a branch of the Church on June 20, 1920..

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Kenilworth Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 397.[9]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in a coal-mining camp of that name situated on the side of a mountain, about five miles east of Helper and ten miles by wagon road north of Price.

History timeline

  • 1921 - Organized into a branch of the Church on May 29, 1921.

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Price Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 678-679.[10]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the city of Price, and immediate vicinity.


History timeline

  • 1881 - Branch of church established in Price, Utah.
  • 1882 - A regular bishop’s ward was organized at Price on November 20, 1882.

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Spring Glen Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 827.[11]

Boundaries:

Consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the upper end of Price River Valley, adjacent to the town of Helper on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, and about six miles northwest of Price.

History timeline

  • 1885 - Organized as a branch of the Church in 1885.
  • 1889 - Spring Glen Branch was organized as a ward.
  • 1928 - Branch was organized as a ward on June 21, 1928.

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Standardville Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 832.[12]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Standardville, situated in Spring Canyon, about seven miles west of Helper, and 1 1/2 miles west of Storrs.

History timeline

  • 1921 - Organized into a branch of the Church on May 22, 1921.

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Storrs Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 639.[13]

Boundaries:

Comprises the saints living in the coal-mining camp of Storrs, situated in Spring Canyon and owned by the Spring Canyon Coal Company. The camp is situated in Spring Canyon, about five miles west of Helper on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, and ten miles northwest of Price.

History timeline

  • 1912 - Organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1913 - Organized into a regular bishop's ward on May 23, 1913.

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Sunnyside Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 847-848.[14]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the coal-mining camp of Sunnyside, which is situated in Grassy Trail Canyon, about 28 miles southeast of Price

History timeline

  • February 4, 1900 - Sunnyside was organized as a branch of the Church.
  • July 17, 1900 - The branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.

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Wellington Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 934.[15]

Boundaries:

Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Wellington, which is a farming community, situated six miles southeast of Price, on the Price River.

History timeline

  • 1884 - Branch of the Church was organized at Wellington.
  • 1890 - Branch was organized as a ward on May 12, 1890.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 613-614.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 608-609.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 145.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 155-156.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). No page found.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 303-304.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 331.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 334.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 397.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 678-679.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 827.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 832.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 639.
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 847-848.
  15. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 934.