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 72 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt informing him that Isidore Klatzkin wrote to tell them to send pictures and a Russian book left by his brother, Louis Klatzkin at the sanatorium. He asks Schwatt to send the items to the JCRS office if he has them.
Dates: 1910 November 5
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak instructs Schwatt to send Fred Rosner’s personal belongings to his office by Friday morning because someone is going to call for them. He also tells Schwatt that the clothes can be thrown away since the party does not want them. Spivak explains that Mrs. A. Rosner authorized Mr. H. Liebmann to get her deceased husband’s belongings and send them to her.
Dates: 1912 June 25
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak tells Schwatt that the previous letter about Stitch's belongings is self explanatory. Spivak asks Schwatt to kindly attend to the matter.
Dates: 1911 December 18
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to H. Schwatt. Spivak asks Schwatt to give Mrs. Y. Cohen the belongings from the late George Hoffman, except for the money and valuables which will be turned over to the office.
Dates: 1911 July 3
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin with an enclosed bill for the funeral expenses of his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak adds the $10.45 in cash that was left from Louis so that Isidore only owes $21.05, rather than the $31.50 billed from Golden Hill Cemetery. Spivak also asks Isidore what he wants to do with the watch and ring that was left from his brother. He finishes the letter by saying that the telegram they received from him was returned as "refused" and Isidore also owes...
Dates: 1910 September 16
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin regarding personal belongings left from his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak reminds Isidore that if he does not hear from him within thirty days Louis' belongings will be turned over to the Isidore Hurwitz Club which supplies other patients of clothing and items they need at JCRS.
Dates: 1910 September 20
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Klatzkin regarding the personal belongings of his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak begins the letter by apologizing for the late response because the JCRS office moved to a new location. He then explains that he will send him the watch and the ring left by his brother once he sends .25 cents for the postage. He also states that he cannot find the pictures and Russian book that he requested.
Dates: 1910 November 10
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 Letter from C.D. Spivak to L.E. Schlechter. Spivak tells Schlechter that Feldman left behind one watch and $7.00 in cash after his death. Spivak asks Schlechter what he should do with the money. Spivak also tells Schlechter that he wrote to Feldman's sister, Sarah Goldberg regarding the watch.
Dates: 1911 August 22
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Hoffman. Spivak tells Hoffman that they have one watch, one pair of glasses, and $6.00 in cash from his son, George Hoffman. Spivak asks Hoffman to advise him about what to do with the items.
Dates: 1911 August 22