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Weil, Clara S. Goldsmith Bowman, 1860-1925

 Person

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

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0039.00004
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

Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B374
Overview The booklets are 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 booklets are composed of recollections of the family members. The "Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico" (2003) is an exhibit catalogue from an exhibit at the Museum of New Mexico.
Dates: 2003-2015