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 65 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Axelrod confirming an enclosed check of $16.18. He also mentions that the watch and ring was sent by reigstered mail and should reach her soon. He also apologizes for the mistake of sending the package to the wrong address, as well as the worry it has caused Jennie Axelrod. Finally he mentions an enclosed receipt and states, "Enclosed please find receipt #47500 for $5.00 representing the amount you have kindly donated for which we kindly thank you." The...
Dates: 1910 June 27
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann. Spivak confirms he received the $1.00 for the death certificate. Spivak tells Guttmann that he will send Guttmann’s letter to Henry Cohen and Cohen will determine what to do regarding the $2.50 for the attorney fee. Spivak asks Guttmann how he is doing because Miss Lichtenstein wrote to Spivak and told him that Guttmann was not feeling well. Spivak hopes Guttmann is better now and tells him to write because all of his friends in Denver are anxious...
Dates: 1912 March 11
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann. Spivak tells Guttmann that Cohen told him that he will forget about the attorney fee of $2.50 for Morris Feldman's case.
Dates: 1912 March 19
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Hurwitz. Spivak enclosed a bill for a total of $10.00 to cover Schwartz’s boarding for two weeks. Spivak hopes that he will hear from him soon regarding the payment.
Dates: 1908 June 28
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Schoen. Spivak enclosed a bill that detailed the amount of money it took to ship Emil Jusskowitz's body from Denver to New York. He explains that the total shipment came to $156.20, but $52.10 in cash was found on Jusskowitz's body so Spivak asks Schoen to remit a new balance of $104.10 instead. The letter is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 August 9
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Barsky. Spivak enclosed a bill for Sam Barsky’s funeral expenses amounting to $31.50. Spivak tells Barsky that JCRS also found $5.38 in cash and a gold ring from his effects. Spivak tells Barsky that after deducting the amount from Sam’s personal possessions the bill would total $26.12.
Dates: 1911 June 20
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Barsky. Spivak tells Barsky that the Chairman of the Burial Committee asked Spivak to follow up with Barsky about his son's burial expenses. Spivak reiterates Sam Barsky’s funeral expenses which amount to $31.50. Spivak tells Barsky that JCRS also found $5.38 in cash and a gold ring from his effects. Spivak tells Barsky that after deducting the amount from Sam’s personal possessions the bill would total $26.12. Spivak asks Barsky to advise him about what to do with...
Dates: 1911 August 22
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Baumgarten of the United Hebrew Charities. Spivak tells them that JCRS allowed Quint to purchase clothing and have the bill charged to JCRS. Spivak enclosed the bill for $13.80 and hopes Baumgarten will attend to the bill.
Dates: 1910 December 13
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Baumgarten. Spivak thanks Baumgarten for his payment of $13.80 to cover the cost of Quint’s clothing from Michaelson’s. Spivak tells Baumgarten that the sanatorium currently has one patient from Washington D.C. by the name of Harry Frumkin who entered on July 20th, 1910. Spivak thanks Baumgarten on behalf of Quint.
Dates: 1910 December 24
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to L. Baumgarten. Spivak tells Baumgarten that he wrote to him about a bill for Quint’s boarding that came to a total of $33.00. Spivak has enclosed another bill for Quint’s boarding during the month of January and it amounts to $15.00. Spivak trusts Baumgarten will provide his full attention to the matter.
Dates: 1911 January 25