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.
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Overview 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
Overview The Goldsmith brothers Henry and Abraham, and their wives, sisters Clara and Rosa Straus Goodstein came to Denver, Kansas Territory in 1859. The next year, Clara Goldsmith was the first Jewish girl born in Denver. Henry and Clara Straus Goldsmith in Denver, Kansas Territory. Her mother Clara Goldsmith died when she was born and her father Henry, uncle Abraham and aunt Rosa moved to Pueblo, Colorado. She was briefly kidnapped by the Ute Indians, but was traded back for a bolt of calico, flour,...
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in Jewish communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.