Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927
A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.
CitationLeḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).
Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Hruschka addressed to Dr. Spivak asking for confirmation that Spivak received the money order for $50 Mr. Hruschka sent on October 19. Hruschka states that "we feel ansious to know if it reached you," asks Spivak to let him know if it was received, and again asks Spivak to forward Hruschka's deseased daughters jewelry. Letter is signed a. Hruschka.
Dates: 1910 November 4
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Hruschka addressed to Dr. Spivak in which Hruschka states that he has been unable to reach a settlement with the Prudential Insurance Company for the policy on this daughter Mrs. Carrie Kokush. Hruschka states that the Insurance company has yet to receive papers or a reply from the Edgewater sanitorium. Hruschka asks Spivak if "the papers have passed through your hands. or perhaps you can tell us the cause fo the delay." Hruschka states that the settlement can not...
Dates: 1910 October 13
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from A. Hruschka in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado states the funeral expenses for Carrie Kokush haven't be covered because insurance money is still be awaited. Letter states that once "Prudential" settles her family will send money and requests that her jewelry be sent back for a keep sake. Letter also states that extra funds will be sent for the hospital one the insurance company settles. Letter is signed "A. Hruschka."
Dates: 1910 September 26
Overview Handwritten letter from A. Hruschka addressed to Dr. Spivak. Letter discusses the sadness and shock experienced by Mr and Mrs. Hruschka when learning about the death of their daughter, Carrie Kokush. Mr. Hruschka thanks Dr. Spivak for the letter regarding his daughters last hours and for kindness shown by him and the sanatorium to his daughter. Mr. Hruschka expresses a desire to donate a larger sum of money to the sanatorium but notes that regretably, having just started a business, can not do...
Dates: 1910 November 19
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Carrie Kokush in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado states the sender is disappointed that she can not immediately enter the Sanatorium upon arriving in Denver but trusts that the recipient will see the necessity. Letter states the sender will be leaving on Oct 27th and asks that the recipient direct her to reasonable housing, either Hebrew or gentiles. Letter is signed "Carrie H. Kokush."
Dates: 1909 October 16
Overview Handwritten letter in black ink from Carrie Kokush in Newark, New Jersey to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado begins by telling the recipient that in the year since she has been in Denver she has lost her husband and a three-month-old baby girl, and that her health has been ebbing slowly. Letter states that the sender would like to return to the Sanatorium to be useful among other patients and help however the recipient sees fit. Letter states that the fare can be acquired at any time but the...
Dates: 1909 September 30
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to A. Hruschka in Newark, New Jersey states that it is customary of the Sanatorium to send effects of deceased patients after funeral expenses have been paid. Letter thanks the recipient for willingness to donate. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 3
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to A. Hruschka in Newark, New Jersey states there is bill enclosed for the funeral expenses of the recipient's late daughter, Carrie Kokush, amounting in #34.00. Letter lists effects lefts by the deceased as $1.34 in cash, 4 rings, 1 pin, 1 watch, 1 pendant, 1 watch-chain, and 1 stick-pin. Letter requests instructions on how to handle the effects. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to A. Hrsuchka in Newark, New Jersey that states Mrs. Carrie Kokush has been invited to the Sanatorium of the J.C.R.S. where everything will be done to make her as comfortable as possible. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 November 22
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Carrie Kokush in Newark, New Jersey states the sender will do his best to recommend reasonable housing. Letter instructs recipient to call the office if she arrives in Denver during the day, and to call his home if she arrives in the evening. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 20