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 287 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Postal Telegraph-Cable Company (Inc.) telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mr. H. Glick in Homestead, Pennsylvania and reads "Max Glick is emergency case doing fairly well." Telegram is signed "CD Spivak, Sec'y."
Dates: 1909 October 12
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to H.D. Snitzer, 1625-11th Ave, Altoona, Pa., to inform him Harry "Schlachman" passed away. He asks for burial instructions. Telegram is signed by C.D. Spivak.
Dates: 1910 December 07
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin informing him that his brother, Louis Klatzkin died on July 14, 1910. He asks that Isidore send him burial instructions.
Dates: 1910 July 14
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Mr. Israel Leib informing him that Nathan Leib died today. Spivak asks him to wire burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 June 15
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Israel Raiesbarg in which he says Sam Doctor died yesterday, and he cannot find his wife. He asks him to locate her and to wire burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 January 06
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Israel Taroff, 252 E. B'way, New York City, in which he informs his nephew, Julius Nidich, passed away, and asks for burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1909 December 27
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Isaac Walter, 912 De Kalb Ave, Brooklyn, N.Y., in which he informs him Joseph Walter passed away and asks for burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1910 February 22
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Isaac Walter, 74 Worth Street, New York City, in which he says the total cost to ship the body will be $156.
Dates: 1910 February 23
Overview Typed telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Mrs. Ida Gordon in Canton, Ohio informs Ida Gordon's late husband David Gordon, died and Spivak requests burial instructions. Letter is unsigned but "C.D. Spivak, Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1909 August 11
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mrs. Jennie Axelrod informing her that her husband, Abe Axelrod, passed away. Burial instructions are requested.
Dates: 1910 May 09