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Weil, Clara S. Goldsmith Bowman, 1860-1925


First Jewish girl born in Denver, Kansas Territory. Her mother Clara Goldsmith died when she was born. Clara Goldsmith, b. 1860 to Clara and Henry Goldsmith, married Samuel Bowman November 1878, later married Nathan Weil and they moved to New Mexico.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Clara Goldsmith, circa 1880

Identifier: B063.08.0039.00004
Abstract Clara Goldsmith Weil stands behind a fence prop for a formal portrait. Clara, born in 1860, was the first female Jewish baby born in Denver. Clara's parents, Clara and Henry Goldsmith, had migrated by covered wagon from Leavenworth, Kansas. The elder Clara died in childbirth and her daughter was named after her mother. Clara Goldsmith Weil was raised by her aunt and uncle Rosa and Abraham Goldsmith. The elder Clara Goldsmith's death was the impetus behind the organization of Denver's first...
Dates: circa 1880

Edith Weil on a Horse, circa 1908

Identifier: B063.05.0038.00062
Abstract Edith Weil sits on a horse in front of her family home in New Mexico. Her parents, Nathan and Clara S. Weil, sit on the porch in the background with their younger daughter Pauline standing between them.
Dates: circa 1908