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 49 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Check to pay for Anna Hornstein’s funeral expenses. C.D. Spivak gave the check to S.F. Disraelly to process for JCRS.
Dates: 1910 December 13
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. The check amounts to $5.41 to cover some of the funeral expenses for Abraham Kovalsky.
Dates: 1911 August 12
Overview Check from C.D. Spivak and processed by S.F. Disraelly for the amount of $1.50 left from F. Schneiderman's personal belongings after his death.
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Copy of a receipt from Golden Hill Cemetery detailing the cost of Hyman Daily's burial. Items charged on the bill include a hearse, grave, digging, coffin, Bal Misaskim, and Tachrichem. The total of the bill comes to $50.00. The block and grave numbers are listed on the receipt as well. There is also an embalming service listed on the top of the receipt from Whitehead and Meyer for $20.00.
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed copy of funeral expenses for David Steinberg. Expenses listed as follows: Hearse $6, grave $10.50, digging $3, Undertaker $5.50, Bal Misaskim $3.50, Tachricham $3, totalling $31.50. At the bottom it reads "Received of C.D. Spivak $2 in payment of certified death certificate of David Steinberg and Henry Steinhauer. W. D. Peck, Colo. State Board of Health." Dated October 18, 1911.
Dates: 1911 October 5
Overview Copy of receipt from Golden Hill Cemetery detailing the cost of David Slotnick's burial. Items charged on the bill include a hearse, grave, digging, undertaker, Bal Misaskim, and Tachrichem. The total of the bill comes to $31.50. The block and grave numbers are also listed on the receipt.
Dates: 1910 July 20
Overview Copy of a receipt from Golden Hill Cemetery detailing the cost of Sam Barsky's burial. Items charged on the bill include a hearse, grave, digging, undertaker, Bal Misaskim, and Tachrichem. The total of the bill comes to $31.50. The block and grave numbers are listed on the receipt as well.
Dates: 1911 June 11
Overview Handwritten letter from B. Schneiderman to C.D. Spivak. Schneiderman informs Spivak that she cannot pay Spivak for the burial of her late husband. She also says that she does not have enough money to pay for her children. She accuses Spivak for not putting her husband in a coffin before putting him in the ground and reminds him that she does not have anything to pay. The letter is signed, “Beckie Schneiderman” at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 October 21
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Newman. Spivak enclosed a bill for the burial expenses of her son, Hyman Diamond. Spivak asks Newman to oblige regarding the payment of the bill.
Dates: 1911 June 20
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Schneiderman. Spivak enclosed a bill for the funeral expenses of Frank Schneiderman. The total of the bill comes to $31.50. Spivak tells Schneiderman that they have $1.50 in their possession from the effects left behind from Frank. Spivak hopes that he will receive B. Schneiderman’s immediate attention to the matter and signs the letter at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 September 16