Malta Ward

The Malta Ward was organized 13 Nov 1910 with Thomas Taylor Jr. as Bishop.

First Church House

First Church House

1910-1914

Bishop: Thomas E Taylor, Junior
1st Counselor: Jesse L Hubbard
2nd Counselor: Robert Hutchinson
Ward Clerk: Alfred C Hubbard/Isaac J Neddo, Junior

1914-1915

Bishop: Thomas E Taylor, Junior
1st Counselor: Robert Hutchinson
2nd Counselor: Isaac J Neddo, Junior
Ward Clerk: Isaac J Neddo, Junior

Raft River Stake Organized 1915 – Almo Headquarters

The Raft River Stake was organized 27 Apr 1915 with John A Elison as president.  He was called to move to Almo, Idaho, with his family to preside over the new stake.  The year 1919 made another change for the stake, as it was decided to have stake headquarters in Malta.  All the stake officers were called to move to Malta, in order to be where the stake meetings were held.  – Book of Remembrance

1915-1916

Bishop: Aaron Zollinger
1st Counselor: Joseph Rasmussen
2nd Counselor: Isaac James Neddo, Junior
Ward Clerk: Joseph Rasmussen

1916-1925

Bishop: Isaac James Neddo Jr.
1st Counselor: John O Smith
2nd Counselor: Leonard P Hall (1918-1928)
Ward Clerk: Richard G Harper (1920-1925)

1919 Raft River Stake Headquarters moved to Malta

Second Church House

Second Church House – Built sometime between 1919-1921

1925-1936

Bishop: Orson Sanders
1st Counselor: John O Smith
2nd Counselor: Ira K Hall (1928-1930)
Ward Clerk: Harry A Shaw, Junior

1936-1941

Bishop: John O Smith (died of leg amputation)
1st Counselor: Rawlins J Harper
2nd Counselor: Lorin R Horne
Ward Clerk: Fredrick Gardiner

1941-1944

Bishop: Rawlins J Harper
1st Counselor: Lorin R Horne (1941), ES Miller (1943)
2nd Counselor: Orville Udy
Ward Clerk: Kenneth Hastings

New Church Building

3rdChurch

Dedicated 8 Aug 1943

TrailBuildersTour1954

3rd Church Building

President J Reuben Clark and Bishop Worthlin were here in Malta to dedicate the Stake and Ward House 8 Aug 1943.

1944-1947

Bishop: Shirley H Barlow
1st Counselor: Lano Elison
2nd Counselor: Wesley Brunson
Ward Clerk: Afton Nye

1947-1955

Bishop: J Henry Thompson
1st Counselor: George W Neddo
2nd Counselor: Harvey J Wight
Ward Clerk: David Tell Taylor

1955-1961

Bishop: J Henry Thompson
1st Counselor: Harvey J Wight
2nd Counselor: Charles H Warr
Ward Clerk: David Tell Taylor / Wallace O Briggs

1961-1968

Bishop: Harvey J Wight
1st Counselor: Charles H WarrWallace O Briggs
2nd Counselor: Delwin J Harper
Ward Clerk: Reid Tew Allred

1968-1971

Bishop: Wallace O Briggs
1st Counselor: Golden Gardiner
2nd Counselor: Buddy Ward
Ward Clerk: ?

1971-1977  1977-1978

Bishop: Delwin J Harper
1st Counselor: Jay Cottle
2nd Counselor: Cleve G Smith/Earl Brent Udy
Ward Clerk: Kenneth Crump/Rodney Hall

Current Church Building

Malta LDS Dedication attracts a large crowd

The Malta Ward was split in two on 17 Apr 1977

Malta 1st Ward

Malta 2nd Ward