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 170 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Postal Telegraph-Commercial Cables Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Celia Solomon, c/o Dr. D. Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York. Telegram states regret that Morris Solomon passed away and requests the wire of burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 December 22
Overview Typed Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York, informs "Regret inform Alex Vendig passed away last night Wire burial instructions." Typed at the bottom is "COLLECT. C.D. Spivak, Secretary."
Dates: 1909 June 28
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Philip Kravitz in Brooklyn, New York, stating that Samuel L. Kravitz has passed away and to "wire burial instructions". Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 April 19
Overview Telegram from F. Greenfield [Herman Greenfield] in Brooklyn, New York, to C.D Spivah [Spivak] in Denver, Colorado, stating that the JCRS should "do the best they can" with his deceased son Joseph Greenfield and that he has no money to help with his funeral. Telegram is signed F. Greenfield.
Dates: 1909 December 29
Overview Typed Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. night telegram from Mrs. F. Vendig in Brooklyn, New York to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado informs "Please bury Alex Vendig at Moderate cost with proper Jewish rites Wire expense." Type at the bottom is "Mrs. F. Vendig"
Dates: 1909 June 28
Overview Telegram from Philip Kravitz in Brooklyn, New York, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating to bury Samuel Kravitz in Denver, that his family do not have to funds to bring him home and bury him. Top right corner, handwritten in ink, the numbers 608 are written.
Dates: 1909 April 20
Overview Telegram from Samuel Kotkis, brother of Harry Kotkis, to Dr. C.D. Spivak asking Spivak to "wire charges" for delivering the body to New York and that he will send money by telegraph answer. Telegram is unsigned but "Samuel Kotkis" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 7
Overview Telegram from Samuel Kotkis, brother of Harry Kotkis, to Dr. C.D. Spivak asking him to have the body of Harry Kotkis ready for shipment and that "money will follow cause too late" and to "wire Station where body arrives." Telegram is unsigned but "Samuel Kotkis, Care Burland, 594 Broadway 11 pm" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 8
Overview Typed telegram to A. Appel in Brooklyn from Dr. Spivak on letterhead that states, "POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES CLARENCE H. MACKAY," dated "Nov. 3, 1908." The telegram reads, "Body of [I.] Appel will arrive Pennsylvania depot Brooklyn. Thursday morning at ten" [sic]. The letter is not signed but C.D. Spivak is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 November 03
Overview Typed telegram in purple to Dr. Spivak at the JCRS in Denver from B. Pitchinoc in Brooklyn, NY with heading that states, "POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES CLARENCE H. MACKAY...TELEGRAM" dated December 31st 1908 at 214pm. The telegram reads, "Bury Mrs. Sarah Pitchinoc from Denver" [sic]. The telegram is not signed but Benny Pitchinoc is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 December 31