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 209 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Affidavit signed by Attorney Julius Guttmann. The affidavit confirms Morris Feldman’s real name being Moishe Lichtenfeld. Feldman’s sister is attempting to confirm the details of her family’ Russian history so that she can get Feldman’s death certificate changed to his real name and she can send it to her brother for use in Russia.
Dates: 1911 November 11
Overview Bill from the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company. The bill instructs Spivak to pay .80 cents because the Jewish Aid Society refused payment of the telegraph he sent to them on April 16th, 1910.
Dates: 1910 April 17
Overview Receipt from Whitehead and Meyer Undertakers for the transportation of Jennie Goodman's remains. The box and shipping expenses come to a total $120.20.
Dates: 1910 April 23
Overview Bank check from C.D. Spivak addressed to Whitehead and Meyer for the cost of Emil Jusskowitz's funeral expenses. The total amount is $52.10 on the check, but Spivak is only paying a partial amount of the expenses.
Dates: 1910 September 13
Overview Copy of a typed letter to "Mrs. M. Amter, Sec'y., Ladies Shroud Society, 1723 Ogden, City." from Dr. Spivak dated "Oct. 27/09" [sic]. The letter informs Mrs. Amter that the Sanatorium has collected $56.01 from deceased patients [Fannie Berman included] who were buried by the Ladies Shroud Society; and, that a check for $56.01 is enclosed with the letter. The letter is not signed but Secretary is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 October 27
Overview Copy of receipt made at JCRS which documents the money sent from Mrs. A. Jusskowitz for a copy of her husband's death certificate. The receipt says there is 75 cents left from $1.00 sent by Mrs. Jusskowitz.
Dates: 1910 November 4
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 Excerpt of letter from Miriam Kalisky to JCRS. She apologizes for sending Jennie Goodman to Denver. She admits that she knew nothing about her condition besides the information that was given to her from physicians in Chicago who said it was Goodman's only salvation to better health.
Dates: 1910 April 19
Overview Handwritten letter from Annie Jusskowitz to C.D. Spivak. She kindly requests a favor from Spivak to send over her husband's belongings such as his clothes and money left by him upon his death at JCRS. In a postscript she also asks if Spivak can provide her with the address of the man who delivered Emil Jusskowitz's body because he lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Dates: 1910 August 8
Overview Handwritten letter from Anna Levinson to C.D. Spivak regarding Catherine Queen’s death. Levinson asks for the details of Mrs. Queen’s death as well as her death certificate. She also informs Spivak that she has possession of Mrs. Queen’s insurance policy which comprised the entirety of Queen’s estate. She hopes she is not asking for too much from Spivak and signs the letter, “Anna Levinson” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 13