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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

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.

Citation

Leḳsiḳon 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 80 Collections and/or Records:

Affidavit from J. Guttmann, 1911 November 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00028
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.

Copy of Receipt, 1910 November 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0107.00035
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.

Letter from A. Levinson to C.D. Spivak, 1911 October 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00013
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.

Letter from A. Levinson to C.D. Spivak, 1911 October 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00019
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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Jusskowitz, 1910 November 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0107.00034
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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Levinson, 1911 October 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00016
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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Levinson , 1911 November 17

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0161.00026
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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Cohen, 1912 November 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0164.00016
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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Cohen, 1912 November 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0164.00017
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.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to F. Cohen, 1912 December 19

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0164.00018
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.