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 Telegraph from Jacob Schoen to C.D. Spivak regarding the death of Emil Jusskowitz. He requests that JCRS ship Jusskowitz's body to New York. He says he is waiting for an answer from JCRS.
Dates: 1910 August 1
Overview Telegraph from JCRS to A. Rosner. JCRS staff informs Rosner that they will not ship her husband’s body to New York until they receive the money for shipment first.
Dates: 1912 June 19
Overview Telegraph from L. Bloom to C.D. Spivak. Bloom is Jennie Batchofsky's brother. Bloom tells Spivak that he is unable to send him money for Batchofsky's burial.
Dates: 1912 March 26
Overview Telegraph from L. Daily to C.D. Spivak. Louis tells Spivak that he is shocked about the news of his brother passing away. Louis tells Spivak that Hyman should be buried at an Orthodox Jewish Cemetery. Louis also tells Spivak to consult Abe Daily at the National Jewish Hospital. He asks Spivak to provide a cost for the burial and he will forward Spivak a check.
Dates: 1910 September 15
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
Overview Telegraph from the Jewish Aid Society to C.D. Spivak instructing Spivak to send Jennie Goodman's body to Chicago. They also tell Spivak to send the bill to them and they will notify Spivak when Goodman's remains arrive.
Dates: 1910 April 15
Overview Telegraph from the Jewish Aid Society to C.D. Spivak. They said that they will be responsible for the expense to ship Jennie Goodman's body to Chicago. They also said that they will refer Spivak to Alfred Muller or Dr. Collins of the National Hospital. They then requested that Spivak continues to wire them, rather than Abraham Goodman.
Dates: 1910 April 16
Overview Telegraph from the Jewish Aid Society to C.D. Spivak asking him if he shipped Jennie Goodman's remains. They instruct him to wire Anna Bader at her address immediately.
Dates: 1910 April 17