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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

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.

Citation

Leḳsiḳon 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:

Letter from J. Schkolnick to C.D. Spivak, 1912 January 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0165.00019
Overview Typed letter from J. Schkolnick to C.D. Spivak. Schkolnick enclosed a check for $25.40 to cover the funeral expenses and the death certificate of his brother, Adolph Schkolnick. Schkolnick asks Spivak to forward the death certificate and any other belongings left behind from his brother. He also includes a postscript telling Spivak that he is unsure why his brother failed to tell Spivak that he belonged to the Workmen’s Circle, but figured it would help him gain admittance to the sanatorium...

Letter from Mr. Affeld to C.D. Spivak, 1912 June 5

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00023
Overview Letter from Affeld of the Jewish Daily Forward to C.D. Spivak. Affeld tells Spivak that Henry Schnoor passed away on February 23, 1912 and was buried by JCRS in Denver. Affeld tells Spivak that Schnoor’s children sent his office $20.00 and told him that they would like a burial stone erected on their father’s grave. Affeld promised the children that he would attend to the request and asks Spivak for his help in the matter. Affeld also includes a post script that states the children would also...

Letter from Mr. Affeld to C.D. Spivak, 1912 July 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00025
Overview Letter from Mr. Affeld to C.D. Spivak. Affeld tells Spivak that he called Schnoor’s son-in-law to his office and read him Spivak’s previous letter. Schnoor’s son convinced Affeld that his family has absolutely no money to pay for the funeral expenses. The boy included an extra $10.00 to help pay for expenses, but Schnoor’s family cannot contribute any more. Affeld also tells Spivak that Henry never belonged to any societies or did not have insurance which leaves his wife penniless. Affeld...

Letter from Mr. Affeld to C.D. Spivak, 1912 September 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0151.00027
Overview Letter from Mr. Affeld to C.D. Spivak. Affeld tells Spivak that Spivak previously asked for an unpaid amount of $23.26 from Schnoor’s children, but they offered $20.00 and then another $10.00 later and said that was all they could afford to give. Affeld tells Spivak that he has not heard from him and would like to know what is going on with the situation of the tombstone the kids want erected over their father’s grave.

Note, 1912 March 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0095.00027
Overview Note regarding Louis Leibovitch's death at the County Hospital. The note states he was buried by the West Side Benevolent Society on February 12th, 1912 at Golden Hill Cemetery. The hospital asked Spivak to answer the enclosed bill or mention that the funeral expenses are unpaid for.

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to E. Gonda, 1910 June 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0106.00010
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Gonda informing her that her husband, Louis Gonda passed away. He asks her to wire the burial instructions.

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to E. Gonda, 1910 June 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0106.00011
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Gonda informing her that her husband, Louis Gonda passed away. He asks her to wire the burial instructions.

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to I. Leib, 1910 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0143.00007
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Israel Leib informing him that Nathan Leib died today. Spivak asks him to wire burial instructions immediately.

Telegram from C.D. Spivak to M. Herzog, 1911 February 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0141.00016
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to M. Herzog. The telegram informs him that Mr. Manheimer is unable to bury his wife. Spivak tells Herzog that the society will bury Mrs. Manheimer if Herzog pays $40.00.

Telegram from I. Leib to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0143.00008
Overview Telegram from I. Leib to C.D. Spivak. Leib informs Spivak that he is too poor to bury his son and asks Spivak to bury Nathan Leib in Denver, Colorado.