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 Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Gonda regarding the belongings found on Louis Gonda at the time of his death. Spivak mentions that the only items he possessed include a chain and 25 cents in change. He also talks about a "photographic outfit" and some clothing left behind as well. He is unsure of the value of the photographic materials and he advises against sending the clothing because it is too expensive and clothing from a sick patient should not be sent through the express company. He...
Dates: 1910 June 23
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Fannie Cohen. Spivak tells Cohen that it will be $5.00 to obtain a duplicate death certificate.
Dates: 1912 November 26
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Fannie Cohen. Spivak tells Cohen that a duplicate death certificate for her late husband has been enclosed. There is also a bill enclosed to pay for the certificate. He trusts JCRS will receive her check shortly.
Dates: 1912 November 26
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Fannie Cohen. Spivak tells Cohen that he has not received the $5.00 payment for the death certificate she ordered. Spivak reminds her to remit that amount.
Dates: 1912 December 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to F.D. Gonda. Spivak mentions that a member of the Board of Trustees had a few offers for the photographic equipment and the highest bid came to $20.00. Spivak then details that $5.50 plus $1.00 will be taken from that amount to cover boarding costs of Louis Gonda, as well as the cost for the death certificate. He states that if they are not willing to sell the camera for $20.00 then the family will need to pay $5.50 plus $7.00 or $8.00 to cover the cost of...
Dates: 1910 August 19
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. G Baron, Rec. Sec'y of the Ladies Heb. Ben Ass'n in Dallas, Texas. The letter states" Dear Friend: In reply to your favor of the 7th inst. I am sorry to state that Mr. Abe Axelrod of your city has passed away on May 8th. We received instruction from the Lodge to which he belonged to ship his body to Dallas. Mr. Axelrod was admitted to the Sanatorium on April 1st and did not leave the place while he was an inmate. Yours sincerely, Secretary."
Dates: 1910 May 12
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer regarding Belitzer's request for a certificate of death of Abe Axelrod. Spivak writes that authorities there do not have complete records on their books and the request will take a few days longer to fulfill.
Dates: 1910 May 20
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Belitzer detailing an enclosed death certificate as requested from the Jacob Frees Lodge #101. Spivak mentions that one dollar was used from the $22.18 that was left behind from Abe Axelrod to obtian the death certificate. He also mentions that the watch and ring was mailed to Jennie Axelrod.
Dates: 1910 June 2
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman. Spivak tells Newman that he received the $2.00 Newman sent for the certified statement of the death of Anna Hornstein. He informs Newman that JCRS will comply with her request to send a death certificate once she pays $31.50 for funeral expenses. Spivak tells her he can send her the bill if she wishes. He expects to hear from her and signs the letter “Secretary” at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 November 11
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to G. Newman. Spivak informed Newman that he heard from Dr. Sahud and her request to have the certificate filled out will be complied with as soon as possible. Spivak also enclosed a bill for Anna Hornstein’s funeral expenses which amounted to $33.50. Spivak added a note that stated he mistakenly put $31.50 for funeral expenses that needed to be paid in a previous letter. He asked Newman to kindly pay the fixed amount as soon as she could to Dr. Sahud. He signed...
Dates: 1910 November 18