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Gorden, Charlotte, 1890-1960


Charlotte Gorden was the wife of Jacob Gorden, who followed her husband from Russia to Denver. With other members of the Beth David Sisterhood, she founded a Hebrew school which merged and became the Hebrew Educational Alliance. She was the mother of three girls and one boy. Charlotte Gorden was born in Russia in 1890 and died in Denver on February 12, 1960.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jacob and Charlotte Gordon and their Daughters, circa 1920

Identifier: B063.05.0013.00016
Abstract Jacob and Charlotte Gordon stand in front of a building. In front of them are their daughters, Bess (with a large bow), Baila, and Eleanor. A son born later is not shown in the photograph. Jacob, a schohet (a kosher slaughterer in the Jewish tradition), Talmudic scholar, and later a mohel (one who performs the ritual circumcision), migrated to Denver, Colorado, in 1914 from Russia to join his uncle, Velvel Heller. By 1917 Jacob Gordon saved enough to bring his wife and daughter Bess from Russia...
Dates: circa 1920

Jacob Gorden Papers

Identifier: B281
Abstract Jacob Gorden who was a Schohet, Talmudic scholar, and later a mohel, emigrated to Denver in 1914 from Kolki,Russia to join his uncle, Velvel Heller. Soon Jacob had saved enough to bring his wife Charlotte and daughter Bess over, and the family settled on the Denver's west side. Two more daughters and a son were born in the family. Collection contains papers and notes related to Jacob Gorden from 1920, documents, and digitized photographs from circa 1900 to 1969.
Dates: circa 1900-1977

The East European Newcomers, Panel 2, 2001

 Item — Object: B297.02.01.00033
Identifier: B297.02.01.00033
Abstract One of 12 exhibit display panels from the exhibit "Blazing the Trail: Denver's Jewish Pioneers." Panel titled "The East European Newcomers" includes Joseph and Nettie Goldfain, Gorden Family, Yiddish Theater, Kortz family, Ellis and BEssie Ruttman Wedgle, Robert Lazar Miller, and the Avrech Family.
Dates: Other: 2001