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David, Ray (Ray Sarah Morris), 1864-1945

 Person

Ray Morris David became known as the "Little Mother to the Poor" in Denver after she was hired to supervise relief activities for the Denver Jewish Aid Society. Ray David was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1864, the daughter of German Jewish parents. Ray David spent half of her childhood in Germany and migrated with her parents to Colorado in 1879. In 1885 she married David David, a pioneer merchant, and the couple settled in the mining town of Aspen, Colorado. Mrs. David was widowed early and had to raise and support five children. Her first paid position was as a quasi-social worker at National Jewish Hospital and she worked with Seraphine Pisko. Ray David was a member of the State Board of Pardons, the Denver Board of Charities and Corrections, the Women's Club, the Women's Voters League, and was a president of the Denver chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. She fought for progressive reforms, including women's suffrage, humane treatment of the insane, penal reform, ending racial discrimination, and the elimination of child labor. Ray David died in Denver in 1945 at the age of eighty-one.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

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

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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

Correspondence, 1906-1916

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Identifier: B226.01.0001.0002
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous letters, appointments, and telegrams to or about Ray David.
Dates: 1906-1916

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Bernthal, 1921 August 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Bernthal in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, stating that Mrs. Ray S. David, Superintendent of the Central Aid Society informs him that the present address of Mr. J. Bernthal's brother, Leon Bernthal, is 532, 23rd Street and that he has promised to write him at once. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1921 August 15

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mr. J. Bernthal, 1921 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00005
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mr. J. Bernthal in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada, stating that Mrs. Ray S. David, of the Central Jewish Aid Society, will make an investigation into the whereabouts of his brother, Mr. Leon Jacob Bernthal and will communicate the same to him. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1921 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Ray S. David, 1921 August 4

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00006
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Mrs. Ray S. David in Denver, Colorado, stating that enclosed is a copy of a letter received from Mr. J. Bernthal of Leader, Sask. Canada inquiring about the wherabouts of his brother, Mr. Leon J. Bernthal. Letter requests that she be kind enough to locate his wherabouts and communicate the address to his brother, as well as to send them a copy of her letter to Mr. J. Bernthal. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1921 August 4

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Mrs. Ray S. David, 1920 July 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0001.00004
Overview Typed letter to Mrs. Ray S. David, Supt at the Central Jewish Aid Soceiety in Denver, Colorado from C.D. Spivak. Letter states that Louis Klebanoff was a patient at the Sanatorium of the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society from October 22, 1909 to May 6, 1910. Letter is unsigned but "Assistant Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1920 July 1

Letter from C.D. Spivak to Ray S. David, 1923 October 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0063.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Ray S. David in Denver, Colorado, from the Central Jewish Aid Society, stating that with a prior request, Spivak had enclosed a copy of Sam Silvermans JCRS Application. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1923 October 10

Letter from Dr. C. D. Spivak to Mrs. Ray S. David, 1920 October 22

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0119.00018
Overview Typed letter from Dr. C. D. Spivak to Mrs. Ray S. David, on October 22, 1920. The letter informs Mrs. Ray S. David of an enclosed letter to Dr. C. G. McEachern. The letter is not signed, but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.
Dates: 1920 October 22

Letter from Dr. C. G. McEachern to Mrs. R. S. David, 1920 October 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0097.0119.00015
Overview Handwritten letter from Dr. C. G. McEachern to Mrs. R. S. David, on 10-20-20. The letter inquires why Dr. Spivak hasn't sent the $50.00 to Meyer and Co. The letter is signed C. G. McEachern.
Dates: 1920 October 20

Letter from (Mrs.) Ray S. David to Dr. Spivak, 1921 August 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0100.0016.00004
Overview Typed letter from (Mrs.) Ray S. David in Denver, Colroado, to Dr. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that they have located Mr. Bernthal through the Sheltering Home for Jewish Children, located at 532 23rd Street. Letter states that they give Mr. Bernthal the address of his brother and he promised to write him at once. Letter is signed (Mrs.) Ray S. David.
Dates: 1921 August 11