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 32 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Dr. E. Harris in Fall River, Massachussetts, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, about the regards of a bill that was sent to Morris Tonkonogy, Sam Tonkonogy's brother. A bill was sent to Morris for $50.00, but he knows his late brother was only at the instution for a short time. Morris and Harris are hoping that they bill can be reduced since Morris not only does not have the money, but that his brother was there for a short time, and the bill seems very high....
Dates: 1909 November 11
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Jennie Bilsky in Fall River, Massachussetts, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, thanking Spivak for sending a notificationt that her husband, Hyman Bilsky, has been admitted into the Sanatorium. Letter is signed in ink by "Mrs. J. Bilsky".
Dates: 1908 September 30
Overview Handwritten letter from Morris Tonkonogy in Fall River, Massachusetts, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, that had $10.00 enclosed for the JCRS. Tonkonogy also writes about his brother, Sam Tonkonogy, who is possibly going to be discharged right before winter starts and is hoping that his stay at the Sanatorium can be extended. Letter is signed in ink "Morris Tonkonogy".
Dates: 1909 September 25
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from Morris Tonkonogy in Fall River, Massachusetts, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that his brother, Sam Tonkonogy, is a current patient at the Sanatorium and heard that he is doing well. Morris is wondering what is possible for him to do to make sure that his brother can stay as a patient in the Sanatorium for the winter, so that the travels back home would not make him ill. Morris also states that he wishes he could send more funds to the JCRS, but what...
Dates: 1909 September 9
Overview Handwritten two-page letter in ink from Mrs. M. Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, to Dr. C.D. Spivak. Mrs. Kessler states that she was glad to read the good news and expresses her thanks to him in words. She states that he can believe her, Dr., that before she received this letter, she could could not sleep nights, and thanks God now that he has hope that her husband might be well. She begs him a thanks and [times] to try for her husband and requests that he take pity on her and her three...
Dates: 1908 August 3
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Morris Tonkonogy in Fall River, Massachussetts, stating that his brother, Sam Tonkonogy, was buried today [Nov, 12, 1909] at 11 o'clock.
Dates: 1909 November 12
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Morris Tonkonogy in Fall River, Massachusetts, stating that the expenses for his brother, Sam Tonkonogy's, funeral is $55.00 and to wire money at once.
Dates: 1909 November 10
Overview Postal Telegraph Commerical Cables telegram from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Minnie Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, stating that her husband, Meyer Kessler passed away this morning and requests that she wire burial instructions.
Dates: 1908 August 19
Overview Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables telegram from Miss Minnie Kessler in Fall River, Massachusetts, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to bury Meyer Kessler there.
Dates: 1908 August 20
Overview Telegram from Morris Tonkonogy in Fall River, Massachussetts, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting to answer back about his brother, Sam Tonkonogy's, funeral.
Dates: 1909 November 12