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 M. Kalisky informing her that one gold ring that belonged to Jennie Goodman was sent by registered mail. He also mentions that JCRS could not locate any clothing left by Mrs. Goodman, but he will also check the boarding house that Mrs. Goodman lived in before being admitted into JCRS. He confirms that all funeral expenses have been paid for and asks Kalisky to sign the enclosed receipt and return it to him.
Dates: 1910 May 7
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Lipschitz. Spivak told Lipschitz that he asked the C.B. and Q.R.R. office about the cost for storing Davis Diamond’s trunk and they said that the charges amount to $7.05 with an additional charge of ten cents per day from January 9th, 1911. Spivak also said that the trunk would be shipped back free of charge upon full receipt of the charges and the trunk check, which is fifty cents, up to the day of shipment. Spivak asked Lipschitz to kindly send the money...
Dates: 1911 January 10
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. Spivak enclosed a check for $7.56 for partial payment of Jennie Batchofsky’s funeral expenses. Spivak tells Disraelly that that was all of the money found on Jennie’s body.
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. Spivak enclosed a check for $1.25 which was left behind from Julius Shapiro after his death on December 19, 1910.
Dates: 1912 July 15
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to S.F. Disraelly. Spivak enclosed several checks and listed the amount for each patient. $29.25 for the funeral expenses of Michael Leckstein, $18.50 for funeral expenses of Samuel Ledgin. $6.02 for funeral expenses of Belle Shapiro. $5.41 for funeral expenses of Abraham Kovalsky. And $25.00 for the tomb stone to be set on the grave of Max Hamburger. Spivak asks Disraelly to acknowledge that he received all of the checks.
Dates: 1911 August 12
Overview Handwritten letter from D. Diamond to C.D. Spivak. Diamond tells Spivak that two letters are enclosed which express the need to pay the $10.00 for his stored trunk. Diamond asks Spivak to act upon the information given to him from the letters and signs the letter, “D. Diamond” with a postscript that instructs Spivak to make the check payable to M. Alexander.
Dates: 1911 March 14
Overview Handwritten letter from H. Liebmann to C.D. Spivak. Liebmann requests that any letters, papers, or documents from the late Fred Rosner be sent to him. He signs the letter, “Harry Liebmann” at the bottom. He also included a postscript that states to kindly answer at once.
Dates: 1912 July6
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed $2.65 left behind from Max Perlman who died on October 16, 1912.
Dates: 1912 October 19
Overview Typed letter H. Schwatt to C.D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed a letter from Mr. Liebmann, as well as all of the documents he was able to find from Fred Rosner’s personal belongings. Schwatt asks Spivak to reply to Liebmann so that the matter can go through the proper channels.
Dates: 1912 July 10
Overview Typed letter from H. Schwatt to C. D. Spivak. Schwatt enclosed the personal belongings of F. Rosner who died on June 18th, 1912. The items include $39.00 in cash, one gold watch, and one pair of glasses.
Dates: 1912 July 1