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 Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F.D. Gonda. Spivak replies that Louis Gonda's grave is located at Golden Hill Cemetery with the block and grave numbers attached. Spivak then mentions that he will try to find a photographer that might be interested in purchasing the photographic equipment left by Louis Gonda. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 July 20
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Rapaport. Spivak tells Rapaport that he received the $7.00 she sent for her son’s burial. Spivak also tells Rapaport that he does not think he will be able to obtain the $25.00 from the National Jewish Hospital, but he will try to collect the money.
Dates: 1911 November 27
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Fishman following up about the money for the funeral expenses of David Rubin. He confirms that he will keep the money order of $10.00, as well as the cash for $2.05. He asks Fishman to send the remaining $19.45 to JCRS at his earliest convience. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 June 17
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Rapaport. Spivak enclosed a check for $11.28 and $7.00 which was left by Jennie’s husband after he died.
Dates: 1912 January 8
Overview Letter form C.D. Spivak to L. Daily. Spivak enclosed a bill for Hyman Daily’s funeral expenses. The bill amounts to $50.00.
Dates: 1910 September 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Louis Gonda. Spivak first clarifies that the name “Louis Gonda” was given to JCRS when he filed the application. This is in response to a previous letter that mentions the death of an Alex Gonda, written by his brother Louis Gonda. Spivak then goes into detail about the circumstances of Gonda's deaths by saying that he was mostly in bed during his stay, although his condition did not seem that bad until about two weeks before his death. Spivak mentions that...
Dates: 1910 June 25
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Mildred Adler with a bill for the burial cost of her late husband, Bernhard Adler. The bill amounted to $31.50. Spivak asked Mrs. Adler to give it her earliest attention.
Dates: 1911 June 20
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Affeld. Spivak received the enclosed check for $20.00 from Henry Schnoor’s children, but regrets to say that a tombstone cannot be erected until the funeral expenses have been paid. Spivak tells Affeld that the expenses amount to $31.50 and JCRS found $8.24 on Henry’s body after his death.
Dates: 1912 June 25
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Affeld. Spivak is happy to enclose proof that S.F. Disraelly erected a tombstone over Henry Schnoor’s grave. Spivak enclosed a photo of the tombstone for Schnoor’s children.
Dates: 1912 December 5
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to P. Leibovitch. Spivak regrets that he cannot give Mrs. Leibovitch many details about her son’s death. Spivak tells her that her son died at the City and County Hospital of Denver and he was buried in a Jewish cemetery by the West Side Benevolent Society. Spivak also says that Louis Leibovitch was buried on February 12, 1912 at Golden Hill Cemetery. He instructs Mrs. Leibovitch to contact S.F. Disraelly to find out the number and block of her son’s grave.
Dates: 1912 March 8