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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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
Abstract 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.
Abstract The booklet is the product of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society's Jewish Pioneer Oral History Video Archive Project, conducted in partnership with the Department of History and the Center for Regional Studies at the University of New Mexico. The booklet is composed of recollections of Dorothy Shipman, Clara Goldsmith Weil was born in Denver. Kansas Territory in 1860, married Nathan Weil in Pueblo, and then the family moved to New Mexico.