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 Telegram from J. Blumenstein to C.D. Spivak. Blumenstein instructs Spivak to bury Kovalsky’s body in Denver.
Dates: 1911 June 9
Overview Telegraph from B. Newman to C.D. Spivak. Newman tells Spivak that she cannot afford the expenses from burying her son. She asks Spivak to bury her son on the grounds of JCRS.
Dates: 1911 March 3
Overview Telegraph from C.D. Spivak to B. Schnoor. Spivak regrets to inform Benjamin that his father, Henry Schnoor passed away. Spivak asks Benjamin to wire burial instructions. Spivak also tells Benjamin that it will cost $163.00 to ship the body to New York and $32.00 to bury the body in Denver. Spivak tells Benjamin that if he does not hear from him in twenty-four hours Henry Schnoor’s body would be buried in Denver.
Dates: 1912 February 22
Overview Telegraph from C.D. Spivak to Jake Schkolnick. Spivak regrets to inform Jake that his brother, Adolph Schkolnick passed away. Spivak tells Jake that the cost of shipping the body to New York would be $157.00 and the cost of the burial in Denver would be $32.00. Spivak tells Jake that if he does not hear from him within twenty-four hours Adolph would be buried in Denver. He also instructs Jake to send the money my wire transfer.
Dates: 1911 December 20
Overview Telegraph from E. Gonda to C.D. Spivak responding to the news of her husband's death. She states that Louis left five children behind with poor circumstances. She asks that Spivak buries Louis for the family.
Dates: 1910 June 18
Overview Telegraph from J. Perlman to C.D. Spivak. Perlman instructs Spivak to bury his deceased brother, Max Perlman in Denver. He tells Spivak that JCRS already has money and to please return the remaining balance.
Dates: 1912 October 16
Overview Telegraph from J. Schkolnick to C.D. Spivak. Schkolnick instructs Spivak to not ship his brother’s body to New York and tells him to bury his brother in Denver. Schkolnick also tells Spivak that he will wire the correct amount of money.
Dates: 1911 December 20
Overview Telegraph from M. Herzog to C.D. Spivak. Herzog tells Spivak that will not guarantee money to bury Mrs. Manheimer.
Dates: 1911 February 2
Overview Telegraph from S. Schwartzberg to C.D. Spivak telling him to bury Rubin in Denver, Colorado. Schwartzberg guarantees he will pay $25.00 for the expenses of the burial. The telegraph is signed "Grand Master" on the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March