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 Telegram from B. Clein to C.D. Spivak and Ike Clein. The telegram states, "Money telegraph for you to Dr. Spivak to come home."
Dates: 1910 October 31
Overview Telegram from Mrs. Belle Felsher, Cleveland, Ohio, to JCRS, that reads "advise quick regarding Mr and Mrs Fienberg (sic) answer collect."
Dates: 1912 October 27
Overview Telegram from Ben Kantor and family from St. Joseph, MO., to Dr. Spewalk [C.D. Spivak] in Edgewater, Colorado, satating to send Mrs. Kentor [Rosie Cantor] body to 800 9 South 11th.
Dates: 1910 June
Overview Postal Telegraph Commercial Cables telegram from C D Spivak to Mrs. Minnie Rappaport in New York City, New York. Telegram states that the cost of ship remains hundred sixty dollars, and to wire money or further instructions.
Dates: 1909 December 2
Overview Telegram from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, brother of Harry Kotkis, to inform him that his brother Harry has passed away and to "wire burial instructions immediately." Telegram is unsigned but "C D Spivak, Sec'y" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 6
Overview Telegram from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Samuel Kotkis, brother of Harry Kotkis, to inform him that the cost of shipping Harry Kotkis' body to New York would be "hundred fifty dollars." Telegram is unsigned but "C. D. Spivak, Sec'y" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 7
Overview Telegram from Dr. C.D. Spivak to Samuel Kotkis c/o Burland Co, brother of Harry Kotkis, to reinform him that the cost of shipping the body of Harry Kotkis to New York would be "hundred fifty dollars" and to wire back his answer immediately. Telegram is unsigned but "C D Spivak Sec" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 June 8
Overview Typed Postal Telegraph Cable-Co. telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to informs "Meet Mrs. Buchspan thirty years Mrs. Ida Smith, wife of JCRS patient Eli Smith in Massachusetts informs "Regret inform Eli Smith passed away today wire burial instructions immediately." Telegram is unsigned but "C D Spivak Sec" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 February 18
Overview Typed telegram from Dr. Spivak to Abe Danchak, stating Nettie Kahn passed away, "cost of shipping body Cleveland one hundred thirty six dollars; cost of burial Denver thirty two fifty."
Dates: 1913 March 13
Overview Typed telegram on Postal Telegraph Commerical Co letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to A. Goldberg in New York City, New York informs that Reuben Goldberg passed away March 21, 1910 and requests A. Goldberg wire burial instructions immediately. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1910 March 21