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J. Goldwater
Born: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Married to: Sofia Moss
In Leadville: Unknown

Samuel Goldwater
Born: Unknown
Married to: Mrs. Goldwater
In Leadville: 1888

Mrs. Goldwater
Born: Unknown
Married to: Samuel Goldwater
In Leadville: 1888

J. Goldwater

According to a notice published in the November 4, 1887 edition of the American Israelite, “J. Goldwater” a resident of Leadville, married Miss Sophia Moss in Omaha, Nebraska on October 12th that year. [1] No resident with the name Goldwater was found in Leadville City directories or Census records between 1879 and 1890.

Samuel Goldwater

One mention of “Mr. and Mrs. Goldwater”, one mention of “Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Goldwater” and one mention of “Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Goldwater” occur during 1888 in Leadville newspapers. [2] These notices were all in association with Jewish families or organizations in Leadville, but the precise identity of “S. W.”, “Samuel” and his wife were not established by this researcher, and like “J.”, they did not appear in Colorado Census records or the Leadville city directory. There is a lack of evidence for the identity of “J. Goldwater” or if “S. W.” and “J.” were the same person or related.

1 "CHARLESTON, W. VA." The American Israelite (1874-2000), Nov 04, 1887. 9, http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.proquest.com%2Fdocview%2F893128717%3Faccountid%3D3783.
2 “A Pleasant Reception” Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle, March 20, 1888 p. 3
“A Delightful Picnic” Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle, August 20, 1888 p. 8
“A Fashionable Affair” Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle, August 30, 1888 p. 3


WM Clark, WA Root And HC Anderson. “Clark, Root and Co’s First Annual City Directory of Leadville and Business Directory of Carbonateville, Kokomo and Malta for 1879”. Daily Times Steam Printing House And Book Manufactory; Denver, CO: USA. 1879.

Corbett, TB, Hoye, WC and Ballanger, JH. “Corbet, Hoye and Co’s Second-Tenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1880-1890”. Democrat Printing Company; Leadville, CO: USA. 1880-1890.

"CHARLESTON, W. VA." The American Israelite (1874-2000), November 4, 1887. P. 9.


Leadville Daily/Evening Chronicle


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AUTHOR: Trevor Mark
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Goldwater
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville CO; USA. 2019.
STABLE URL: http://www.jewishleadville.org/goldwater.html

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