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Kobey, Miriam Rachofsky, 1840-1921

 Person

Miriam was also known as Mary. Was a midwife in Denver, whose family first settled in Central City before the turn of the century. She was known as the "angel of mercy".

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

A Legacy of Caring : Early Colorado Jewish Women, 1860-1930, 2004

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00003
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish women from Colorado who help set up as well as work in charitable orgnazitions in Colorado. Written and directed by Jeanne Abrams for the 2004 RMJHS Dinner.
Dates: 2004

A Legacy of Healing: Early Colorado Jews in Medicine, 2005

 Item
Identifier: B230.03.0023.00004
Overview Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who contributed to medicine, the Jewish community, and Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people who knew some of the early key figures.
Dates: 2005

Abraham and Miriam Koby with Son Benjamin, circa 1890

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0021.00070
Overview Abraham Kobey sits in a chair in front of his home. Miriam Kobey and Benjamin Kobey (their son) stand beside him holding hands.
Dates: circa 1890

Miriam Kobey, between 1910-1921

 Item
Identifier: B063.08.0016.00034
Overview Formal studio portrait of Miriam Kobey. She is wearing a white, collared shirt and a flowered hat.
Dates: between 1910-1921

Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and Grandchildren, circa 1905

 Item
Identifier: B100.03.0001.0003.00002
Overview Miriam Rachofsky Kobey and her grandchildren (from left to right, Rebecca, Miriam holding Silas, Philip, and Leon) pose in front of an ivy-covered trellis in Aspen, Colorado. Immigrants Abraham and Miriam (Mary) Kobey began their life in Colorado in Central City. The devout couple became vegetarians for a time while living there because kosher meat transported from Denver often arrived spoiled. After they moved to Denver, Abraham worked as a rabbi and sofer, or scribe, and Miriam became a...
Dates: circa 1905

Oral History Interview with Hannah Shwayder Berry, 1981 March 1

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Identifier: B098.01.0004.00084
Overview Major subjects covered in the interview include the Shwayder and Kobey (originally Kobersky) families, immigrating to Colorado from Poland, Hannah Shwayder Berry’s grandmother Miriam "Mary" Kobey (a Denver midwife nicknamed the “Angel of Mercy”) and refers to book “The Tale of the Little Trunk”; a copy of the book can be found in the Beck Archives.
Dates: 1981 March 1

Shwayder Family Papers and Samsonite Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: B245
Overview The Shwayder family of Denver, Colorado, is best known for the luggage company Samsonite Corporation, which the family founded and operated. Isaac and Rachel Shwayder had migrated from Manchester, England to Colorado in 1881 and eventually settled in Denver. In 1910 their son, Jesse Shwayder, opened a small luggage factory in Denver with his father along with his brothers Mark, Maurice, Benjamin, and Solomon Shwayder. The company started as Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Company, was later...
Dates: 1896-2002

Ted and Jessie Shwayder Harsham Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: B101
Overview Jessie Shwayder Harsham (named after her grandfather) is a descendant of the Shwayder family, one of the first Jewish families to settle in Colorado. The first member of the extended family, Abraham Rittmaster, arrived in Colorado in the early 1860s and encouraged other family members, including the Rachofskys, Kobeys, and Shwayders to join him in his successful dry goods enterprise in Central City, Colorado. Some family members migrated to other communities in the state, and the Kobeys...
Dates: 1880-2006