The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) #general

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt

Regarding the 5/8/2004 post on JewishGen about the Jewish Consumptives
Relief Society in Denver, Colorado:

Yes, there is a JCRS online names index in the works. Part of it is
available online at
Volunteer members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado are
indexing these patient records and have posted 1904-1914 already.

However, for a 1940 era patient, you will need to contact the University of
Denver Judaic Studies Department directly for them to do a search/lookup.
Try the director, Jeanne Abrahams at or her assistant, Thyria
Wilson at They can check original patient records.

Most deceased patients >from JCRS were buried at either Golden Hill Cemetery
(Denver/Lakewood area - west side, Colorado) or Mount Nebo Cemetery
(Denver/Aurora area - east side, Colorado). All cemetery records for Golden
Hill Cemetery have been posted on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial
Registry so you might want to
search those records for a grave location.

You might also be interested in knowing that you could request a 1940 death
certificate throught the Colorado Department of Public Health and
Environment: Health Statistics and Vital Records at

Last summer, the IAJGS awarded this very project the esteemed Stern Award
$2000 to help speed the indexing along. It will take more time and money so
if you do find a record, a donation to DU earmarked for this project would
be appreciated.

More detail about the history of the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society can
be found at

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt
Denver, Colorado
IAJGS Board Member
JGSCO Member

Subject: The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) in Denver (Spivak)
From: Richard <>

The Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society (JCRS) was founded in Denver,
Colorado in 1904 as a non-sectarian sanatorium to treat tuberculosis
(TB) patients. Many people died or were treated at the JCRS..Does
anyone have a list? or is there a list? Looking for death Cert for
Jacob KELLER DOD 2/26/1940
Richard W. McDonald

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