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 C.D. Spivak to Mrs. B. Newman informing her that her son, Hyman Diamond passed away. Spivak asks her to wire burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1911 March 3
Overview Typed telegram from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to Miss Caroline Hasselberg in West Hoboken, New Jersey informs that Felix Hasselberg, Caroline Hasselberg's brother, passed away and requests burial instructions. Typed at the bottom of the telegram is a note that reads "C.D. Spivak, Secretary, return address: 1421 Court Pl. collect."
Dates: 1909 May 11
Overview Typed telegram from C.D. Spivak to Chas. K. Friedman and dated October 22, 1907. The telegram reads, "Patient will be admitted within two weeks after arrival. Crowded." The telegram is not signed, but "C.D. Spivak" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1907 October 22
Overview Typed telegram from C.D. Spivak to Chas. K. Friedman and dated January 9, 1908. The telegram reads, "George Stein sent by you died this morning wire instructions about funeral." The telegram is not signed, but "C.D. Spivak" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1908 January 9
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. David Ledgin informing him that Mr. Samuel Ledgin passed away and inquires about burial insturctions. Telegram is dated.
Dates: 1910 December 30
Overview Typed telegram on Postal Telegraph Cable Co. letterhead from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado to D. Rozin in Terre Haute, Indiana informs that Isaac Smith died at the JCRS Sanatorium. Requests burial instructions to be wired immediately. Letter is unsigned but "C.D. Spivak. Sec" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1911 January 18
Overview Telegram from Dr. Charles Spivak to Mr. Dave Rubinstein, informing him of the passing of Jake Rubinstein. Burial instructions are requested.
Dates: 1910 April 01
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Dina Rubin, wife of David Rubin, informing her that her husband passed away. He asks her to wire burial instructions right away.
Dates: 1910 March 28
Overview Telegram via the Postal Telegram-Cable Company from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Dora Bailinsohn in Holyoke, Massachusetts that reads "Regret inform Solomon Bailinsohn passed away wire burial instructions immediately" Telegram is signed C.D. Spivak, Sec'y and is noted "Collect" and "RUSH"
Dates: 1910 November 18
Overview Telegram from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Gonda informing her that her husband, Louis Gonda passed away. He asks her to wire the burial instructions.
Dates: 1910 June 18