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 Handwritten letter from A. Levinson to C.D. Spivak. Levinson asked Spivak to kindly forward the requested death certificate. She told him that there was a money order for $2.00 enclosed in the letter as well. Levinson also informed Spivak that Mrs. Queen listed Spivak as an executor on her will and Levinson wanted to know what steps Spivak had taken towards her estate. She hoped that she was not asking for too much from Spivak and signed the letter, “Anna Levinson” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 October 31
Overview Typed letter from B.J. Hart of the United Jewish Charities to C.D. Spivak. Hart informs Spivak that they did not receive a telegram from JCRS and they also did not know Dave Yudelowitz died. Hart mentions that Yudelowitz left his charity against their orders. Also, the neighborhood gathered a collection of money for him. He states at the end of the letter that Mr. Yudelowitz was not married and the address to Sarah Yudelowitz was actually where Mr. Yudelowitz boarded before admitting himself to...
Dates: 1910 May 10
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Jusskowitz. He enclosed $1.00 for the death certificate Jusskowitz requested, as well as the certificate. Spivak also explains why it took so long to write back to her. The statement that she needed signed was sent around to various places which took some time. He hopes that she will be able to obtain all things coming to her in her life and signs the letter, "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 4
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Jusskowitz. Spivak informs her that the trunk of her deceased husband cannot be sent through C.O.D. Also, the cost to ship the trunk would amount to $10.00 or $12.00 even though the Express Company does not want to be responsible for the trunk. He also tells her to follow up with Jacob Schoen regarding the money that was left with Emil Jusskowitz upon his death.
Dates: 1910 August 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Levinson. Spivak tells Levinson that he is happy to send her a copy of Catherine Queen’s death certificate as long as she sends $2.00 to cover the cost first. Spivak is also unsure of the details Levinson asked him to provide her regarding her sister’s death. He tells Levinson that he will gladly provide more information once she tells him exactly what she wants to know.
Dates: 1911 October 24
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Levinson. Spivak enclosed a certified copy of Catherine Queen’s death certificate. Spivak also told Levinson that he wrote her sister, Mrs. Ostroff regarding the actions he had taken as executor of Queen’s will. Spivak was surprised that he had not heard from Mrs. Ostroff and signed the letter, “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 November 17
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to A.D. Joffe, National Director of Rochester, New York. Spivak informs Joffe that Kovalsky passed away on June 9th. Spivak tells Joffe that among his effects there was a letter addressed by Kovalsky to his mother, but does not have an address for his mother so she is unaware of the situation. Spivak asks Joffe if he can make an effort in locating his mother and inform her of her son’s death. Spivak tells Joffe that Kovalsky listed his friend J. Blumenstein on his...
Dates: 1911 June 14
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 informing her that her husband, Frank Schneiderman peacefully passed away at the sanatorium. Spivak tells Schneiderman that the body was taken to Whitehead and Myers Undertaking Establishment on 519 18th Street.
Dates: 1910 September 6
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to B. Schnoor. Spivak tells Schnoor that the exact date and time of death for his father, Henry Schnoor occurred on Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 AM. Spivak also tells Schnoor that Henry was buried on Friday, February 23 at 3:00 PM. Spivak assures Benjamin that JCRS did everything for Henry during his stay at the sanatorium, as well as his last hours on earth.
Dates: 1912 February 29