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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Rich County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Rich County Church Records]] and [[Uinta County, Wyoming#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Uinta County Church Records]] and [[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Lincoln County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Bear Lake Stake, Utah and Idaho LDS Church Wards and Branches'''  
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[[Utah Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Rich County, Utah#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Rich County Church Records]] and [[Uinta County, Wyoming#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Uinta County Church Records]] and [[Lincoln County, Wyoming#Churches_and_Religious_Groups|Lincoln County Church Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '''Woodruff Stake, Utah and Wyoming 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.  
 
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:''' {{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p.46-48.{{UTChurchLDSJensonsEnd}}  
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'''Source used for this page:''' {{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p.961-962.{{UTChurchLDSJensonsEnd}}  
  
=== Bear Lake Stake, 1930  ===
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=== Woodruff Stake, 1930  ===
  
'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br>See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 46-48.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 46-48.</ref><br>
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'''Stake boundaries''' as of about 1930 <br>See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 961-962.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 961-962-.</ref><br>
  
*Area of the County: Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Bear Lake Co., Idaho, and the north part of Rich County, Utah, with headquarters in Paris, Idaho.
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*Area of the County:Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Rich County, Utah, the southwest part of Uinta County and the south part of Lincoln County, Wyo
*Headquarters in: Paris, Idaho.  
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*Headquarters in: Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming.  
 
*Boundaries of stake:<br>
 
*Boundaries of stake:<br>
  
Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in Bear Lake Co., Idaho, and the north part of Rich County, Utah, with headquarters in Paris, Idaho.  
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Woodruff Stake consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Rich County, Utah, the southwest part of Uinta County and the south part of Lincoln County, Wyoming.  
  
 
<br>'''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
 
<br>'''History Timeline up to about 1930'''  
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*1863 - The first company of pioneers arrived in Bear Lake Valley where Paris, Idaho, now stands, on September 26.
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*1898 - Woodruff Stake was organized on June 6.
*1869 - Bear Lake Stake of Zion was organized on June 20.
 
*1877 - A permanent and complete organization of Bear Lake Stake took place on August 25 and 26. The Utah wards in the stake were:Randolph, Woodruff, Laketown, Meadowville.
 
*1898 - Woodruff and Randolph Wards were transferred from the Bear Lake Stake to the Woodruff Stake.
 
*1917 - The Bear Lake Stake was further divided by the organization of a new stake called Montpelier Stake.
 
  
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=== Obtain the Records  ===
 
=== Obtain the Records  ===
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Bear+Lake+Stake+Utah church and other records] for Bear Lake Stake, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Woodruff+Stake+Wyoming church and other records] for Woodruff Stake, Wyoming at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
 
=== Wards and Branches  ===
  
Garden City Ward, Utah, Laketown Ward, Utah. <br>Bloomington Ward, Fish Haven Ward, Lanark Ward, Liberty Ward, Ovid Ward, Paris 1st Ward, Paris 2nd Ward, St. Charles Ward and Sharon Ward were in Idaho.  
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The stake consists of five fully organized bishop’s wards, namely Diamondville and Kemmerer wards in Lincoln County, Wyoming, Randolph and Woodruff wards in Rich County, Utah, and Evanston Ward and Almy and Hilliard branches in Uinta County, Wyo.  
  
==== Bloomington Ward ====
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==== Almy Branch ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 72-73 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 72-73 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 18-19 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 18-19 .</ref><br>
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
  
Bloomington Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake County, Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district lying immediately south of Paris. The town or village of Bloomington is pleasantly situated on Bloomington Creek, nestling at the foot of the mountains on the west side of the valley, about 2 1/2 miles south of Paris, and six miles north of St. Charles.  
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Almy Branch, Woodruff Stake, Uinta Co., Wyoming, once a large and flourishing ward, consists of a few Latter-day Saint families residing in or near the mining camp of Almy, which is situated on the right bank of Bear River, about five miles north of Evanston.  
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'''History timeline:'''  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1864 - Bloomington was settled in thee spring and was made Bloomington Branch.  
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*1870 - Almy residents met in the "Old Wyoming Camp" as a branch.  
*1877 - Bloomington Ward was organized on August 25.
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*1877 - Almy Ward was organized on December 9.
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*1900 - Almy Ward organization was discontinued due to the closing of the coal mines. Almy Branch was organized.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Bloomington+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Bloomington Ward,Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Almy+Branch+Wyoming church and other records] for Almy Branch, Wyoming at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Fish Haven Ward  ====
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==== Diamondville Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 251-252 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 251-252 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 194 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 194 .</ref><br>
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
  
Fish Haven Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake County, Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Fish Haven, including a number of families who reside on their respective homesteads adjacent to the village, which is beautifully located on the west shore of the famous Bear Lake, on a narrow strip of land lying between the lake on the east and the mountains on the west. Fish Haven is six miles south of St. Charles and 14 miles south of Paris, Idaho.  
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Diamondville Ward, Woodruff Stake, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Diamondville, which is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, situated on Hams Fork, one mile south of Kemmerer.  
  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1864 - Fish Haven settled by saints who came over the mountains from Franklin, Idaho, in the spring. Fish Haven Branch was organized.  
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*1897 - Diamondville Branch was organized on May 16.  
*1877 - Fish Haven Ward was organized in August.
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*1902 - Diamondville Ward was organized on February 2.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Fish+Haven+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Fish Haven Ward, Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Diamondville+Ward+Wyoming church and other records] for Diamondville Ward, Wyoming at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Garden City Ward  ====
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==== Evanston Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p.272-273 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 272-273 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p.238-239 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 238-239 .</ref><br>
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
  
Garden City Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Rich County, Utah, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the little town of Garden City and neighborhood in the extreme north end of Rich County, Utah. The ward extends northward to the boundary line between Utah and Idaho, including a few settlers on Swan Creek. Garden City is seven miles south of Fish-Haven, Idaho, 20 miles south of Paris, Idaho, ten miles northwest of Laketown, Utah, and 30 miles southwest of Montpelier, Idaho.  
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<br>Evanston Ward, Woodruff Stake, Uinta Co., Wyoming, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the city of Evanston and vicinity. Evanston is an important railroad town on the Union Pacific Railroad situated on Bear River, 76 miles east of Ogden and 86 miles by nearest road northeast of Salt Lake City.  
  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1877 - Garden City was founded.  
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*1868 - Evanston was an important railroad town on the Union Pacific Railroad.  
*1877 - Garden City Branch was organized on February 25.  
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*1872 - Evanston Branch was organized.  
*1879 - The Garden City Ward was organized in the spring.
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*1877 - Evanston Ward was organized on May 13.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Garden+City+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Garden City Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Evanston+Ward+Wyoming church and other records] for Evanston Ward, Wyoming at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Laketown Ward ====
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==== Hilliard Branch ====
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 336.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 336.</ref><br>
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 412-413.<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 412-413.</ref><br>
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'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>
  
'''Boundaries:''' <br><br>Laketown Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Rich County, Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the village of Laketown and surrounding country as well as a few families located in Round Valley. The village of Laketown is beautifully situated in the extreme south end of Bear Lake Valley, on Laketown Creek at the mouth of Laketown Canyon and l 1/2 mile south of the south end of Bear Lake. It is about 30 miles south of Paris.  
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Hilliard Branch, Woodruff Stake, Uinta Co., Wyoming, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in a fine farming and stock-raising district south of the former railroad station of Hilliard on the Union Pacific Railroad about 18 miles southeast of Evanston.  
  
 
'''History timeline'''  
 
'''History timeline'''  
  
*1867 - Laketown was settled by the former inhabitants of Round Valley in the spring. The Laketown Branch was considered to be a continuation of Round Valley Ward.
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*1898 - Hilliard Branch was organized.
*1877 - The Laketown Ward was organized on August 26.
 
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Laketown+Ward+(Utah) church and other records] for Laketown Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Hilliard+Branch+Wyoming church and other records] for Hilliard Branch, Wyoming at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Lanark Ward  ====
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==== Kemmerer Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 413 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 413 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 396-397 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 396-397 .</ref><br>
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
  
Lanark Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, is an outgrowth of Paris and consists of a farming district lying between Paris and Liberty.  
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Kemmerer Ward, Woodruff Stake, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Kemmerer and also in the smaller towns of Sublette, Fossill, Lago, Frontier, Hams Fork and on several ranches, etc. Kemmerer is the county seat of Lincoln County, and is an important station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad. The town is situated on Hams Fork, near the top of the mountains, 40 miles northwest of Granger and 75 miles southeast of Montpelier, Bear Lake Co., Idaho. It is also 45 miles in an air line, or 53 miles by nearest road northeast of Evanston.
  
 
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'''History timeline:'''  
 
'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1893 - Lanark Ward was organized.
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*1900 - The saints at Kemmerer and Frontier were organized as a branch on April 26.
 
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*1902 - Kemmerer Ward was organized on February 2.
'''Obtain the records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Lanark+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Lanark Ward, Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Liberty Ward  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 433 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 433 .</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
 
 
Liberty Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in and near the village of Liberty, which is situated at the forks of Liberty Creek and North Creek, about eight miles northwest of Paris and 3 1/2 miles northwest of Ovid.
 
 
 
<br>'''History timeline:'''
 
 
 
*1864 - Liberty was settled. Liberty Branch was organized.
 
*1877 - Liberty Ward was organized on August 26.
 
 
 
'''Obtain the records'''
 
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Liberty+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Liberty Ward, Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
 
==== Ovid Ward  ====
 
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 625-626 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 625-626 .</ref><br>
 
 
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
 
 
Ovid Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake County, Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in and near the village of Ovid, which is situated about 4 1/2 miles north of Paris, 3 1/2 miles southeast of Liberty, and five miles southwest of Montpelier, and forms the center of a fertile farming district.
 
 
 
<br><br>'''History timeline:'''
 
 
 
*1864 - Ovid was settled and Ovid Branch was organized.
 
*1877 - Ovid Ward was organized on August 26.
 
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Ovid+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Ovid Ward, Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Kemmerer+Ward+Wyoming church and other records] for Kemmerer Ward, Wyoming at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Paris Wards ====
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==== Randolph Ward ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 637-638 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 637-638 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 691-692 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 691-692 .</ref><br>
  
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
  
:*Paris 1st Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of the city of Paris, or all that part of the city lying south of the street running east and west of the court house, and north of the tabernacle block.
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Randolph Ward, Woodruff Stake, Rich Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Randolph and vicinity. Randolph is a prosperous settlement situated on Bear River, 32 miles northwest of Evanston, Wyoming. The valley proper extends from Cokeville on the north in a southerly direction about 55 miles, varying in width from a mere canyon to five miles.  
 
 
:*Paris 2nd Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in that part of Paris lying north of the street running east and west, north of the tabernacle block, and also includes some families living scattered on their respective farms. The ward has a fine L. D. S. meeting house.
 
  
 
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'''History timeline:'''
 
 
*1877 - Until August 26, all the saints in Paris comprised one ward.
 
*1877 - Paris Ward was divided into two bishop's wards, viz, the Paris 1st Ward and the Paris 2nd Ward, onAugust 26.
 
 
'''Obtain the records'''
 
 
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Paris+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Paris Wards,Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
 
==== Saint Charles Ward  ====
 
 
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 724-725 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 724-725 .</ref><br>
 
 
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
 
 
Saint Charles Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the town of St. Charles and adjacent farming districts. The settlement covers a level tract of land bordering on St. Charles Creek, and the town is situated about one mile west of the extreme north end of Bear Lake, about six miles south of Bloomington, eight miles south of Paris, the headquarters of the stake, and 4 1/2 miles north of Fish Haven.
 
  
 
<br>'''History timeline:'''  
 
<br>'''History timeline:'''  
  
*1864 - Saint Charles was settled, and Saint Charles Branch was organized.  
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*1870 - Randolph was settled on March 14.
*1877 - Saint Charles Ward was organized on August 26.
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*1870 - Randolph Branch was organized on September 5.
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*1877 - Randolph Ward was organized.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Saint+Charles+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Saint Charles Ward,Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Randolph+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Randolph Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  
==== Sharon Ward  ====
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==== Woodruff Ward  ====
  
See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 789-790 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 789-790 .</ref><br>
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See [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/BYUIBooks/id/2694 ''Encyclopedic History...''], p. 963-964 .<ref>{{UTChurchLDSJensonsBeg}} p. 963-964 .</ref><br>
  
'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>
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'''Boundaries:'''<br><br>Woodruff Ward, Woodruff Stake, Rich Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Woodruff and vicinity, constituting a farming and stock-raising community. The town of Woodruff is situated on Woodruff Creek in Bear River Valley, about 1 1/4 miles west of Bear River, where the valley is about three miles wide. It is 10 1/2 miles south of Randolph, the county seat, and 22 1/2 miles northwest of Evanston, Wyo
  
Sharon Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Bear Lake Co., Idaho, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in a farming district embracing the extreme northwest corner of Bear Lake Valley. The center of the ward, where the meeting house stands, is about 11 miles northwest of Paris.
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<br><br>'''History timeline:'''  
 
 
<br>'''History timeline:'''  
 
  
*1897 - Sharon Branch, an outgrowth of Liberty, which was originally known as North Liberty, was organized on February 4.  
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*1870 - Woodruff was organized as a precinct on September 5.
*1910 - Sharon Ward was organized.
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*1871 - Woodruff Branch was organized in the summer.
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*1877 - Woodruff Ward was organized on August 26.
  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
 
'''Obtain the records'''  
  
*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Sharon+Ward+Idaho church and other records] for Sharon Ward,Idaho at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
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*List of {{FHLCAuthorLDSStakesBeg}}Woodruff+Ward+Utah church and other records] for Woodruff Ward, Utah at the [[Family History Library|FamilySearch Library]].  
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
 
*For additional resources, see [[LDS Archives and Libraries#Church_History_Library|Church History Library]].
  

Revision as of 17:43, 30 January 2013

Utah Church Records go to Rich County Church Records and Uinta County Church Records and Lincoln County Church Records go to Woodruff Stake, Utah and Wyoming 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.961-962.

  • 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.
  • Also available through Ancestry.com ($).

Woodruff Stake, 1930

Stake boundaries as of about 1930
See Encyclopedic History..., p. 961-962.[1]

  • Area of the County:Consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Rich County, Utah, the southwest part of Uinta County and the south part of Lincoln County, Wyo
  • Headquarters in: Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming.
  • Boundaries of stake:

Woodruff Stake consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the south part of Rich County, Utah, the southwest part of Uinta County and the south part of Lincoln County, Wyoming.


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.

  • 1898 - Woodruff Stake was organized on June 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.

Obtain the Records

Wards and Branches

The stake consists of five fully organized bishop’s wards, namely Diamondville and Kemmerer wards in Lincoln County, Wyoming, Randolph and Woodruff wards in Rich County, Utah, and Evanston Ward and Almy and Hilliard branches in Uinta County, Wyo.

Almy Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 18-19 .[2]

Boundaries:

Almy Branch, Woodruff Stake, Uinta Co., Wyoming, once a large and flourishing ward, consists of a few Latter-day Saint families residing in or near the mining camp of Almy, which is situated on the right bank of Bear River, about five miles north of Evanston.


History timeline:

  • 1870 - Almy residents met in the "Old Wyoming Camp" as a branch.
  • 1877 - Almy Ward was organized on December 9.
  • 1900 - Almy Ward organization was discontinued due to the closing of the coal mines. Almy Branch was organized.

Obtain the records

Diamondville Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 194 .[3]

Boundaries:

Diamondville Ward, Woodruff Stake, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Diamondville, which is a station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, situated on Hams Fork, one mile south of Kemmerer.

History timeline:

  • 1897 - Diamondville Branch was organized on May 16.
  • 1902 - Diamondville Ward was organized on February 2.

Obtain the records

Evanston Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p.238-239 .[4]

Boundaries:


Evanston Ward, Woodruff Stake, Uinta Co., Wyoming, consists of Latter-day Saints residing in the city of Evanston and vicinity. Evanston is an important railroad town on the Union Pacific Railroad situated on Bear River, 76 miles east of Ogden and 86 miles by nearest road northeast of Salt Lake City.

History timeline:

  • 1868 - Evanston was an important railroad town on the Union Pacific Railroad.
  • 1872 - Evanston Branch was organized.
  • 1877 - Evanston Ward was organized on May 13.

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Hilliard Branch

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 336.[5]

Boundaries:

Hilliard Branch, Woodruff Stake, Uinta Co., Wyoming, consists of a few families of Latter-day Saints residing in a fine farming and stock-raising district south of the former railroad station of Hilliard on the Union Pacific Railroad about 18 miles southeast of Evanston.

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  • 1898 - Hilliard Branch was organized.

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Kemmerer Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 396-397 .[6]

Boundaries:

Kemmerer Ward, Woodruff Stake, Lincoln Co., Wyoming, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the mining town of Kemmerer and also in the smaller towns of Sublette, Fossill, Lago, Frontier, Hams Fork and on several ranches, etc. Kemmerer is the county seat of Lincoln County, and is an important station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad. The town is situated on Hams Fork, near the top of the mountains, 40 miles northwest of Granger and 75 miles southeast of Montpelier, Bear Lake Co., Idaho. It is also 45 miles in an air line, or 53 miles by nearest road northeast of Evanston.


History timeline:

  • 1900 - The saints at Kemmerer and Frontier were organized as a branch on April 26.
  • 1902 - Kemmerer Ward was organized on February 2.

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Randolph Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 691-692 .[7]

Boundaries:

Randolph Ward, Woodruff Stake, Rich Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Randolph and vicinity. Randolph is a prosperous settlement situated on Bear River, 32 miles northwest of Evanston, Wyoming. The valley proper extends from Cokeville on the north in a southerly direction about 55 miles, varying in width from a mere canyon to five miles.



History timeline:

  • 1870 - Randolph was settled on March 14.
  • 1870 - Randolph Branch was organized on September 5.
  • 1877 - Randolph Ward was organized.

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Woodruff Ward

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 963-964 .[8]

Boundaries:

Woodruff Ward, Woodruff Stake, Rich Co., Utah, consists of the Latter-day Saints residing in the town of Woodruff and vicinity, constituting a farming and stock-raising community. The town of Woodruff is situated on Woodruff Creek in Bear River Valley, about 1 1/4 miles west of Bear River, where the valley is about three miles wide. It is 10 1/2 miles south of Randolph, the county seat, and 22 1/2 miles northwest of Evanston, Wyo



History timeline:

  • 1870 - Woodruff was organized as a precinct on September 5.
  • 1871 - Woodruff Branch was organized in the summer.
  • 1877 - Woodruff Ward was organized on August 26.

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 961-962-.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 18-19 .
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 194 .
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 238-239 .
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 336.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 396-397 .
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 691-692 .
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 963-964 .