James and Libbie Wiruth

Found this photo in a shop in Phoenix, Az.

Writing on the back reads “Mr. and Mrs J. G. Wiruth, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wiruth. James died March 31, 1975”


This may be a James and Libbie’s Wedding Photo?

Info found on Findagrave says the following…

James G. Wiruth Born Jan 11, 1892 in Nebraska, Died March 30, 1976 in Topeka, Kansas

He married Libbie Ruzicka on June 14, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas.

He operated a general merchandise store in the Cuba community for 22 1/2 years.
He was a veteran of World War I and was a charter member of William Fleming Post of the American Legion at Cuba and a member of Capitol Post No. 1 of the American Legion in Topeka.
He was a member of Cuba Lodge No. 362, AF&AM at Cuba and Helena Chapter No. 210, Order of Eastern Star in Topeka.

Info courtesy of Findagrave


Libbie R. Wiruth born May 5, 1892, at Munden, daughter of Charles and Josephine Houdek Ruzicka, and died at a Topeka hospital October 6, 1982. She was 90.

She was a 50 year member of Helena Chapter No. 210. Order of Eastern Star, and the Topeka Flower Lovers Club, both in Topeka.


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3 responses to “James and Libbie Wiruth

  1. ploobr

    Hi, I found your site through “Tuesdays with Dorie”. You have a very interesting hobby.
    I wanted to pass on to you an easy recipe for Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate cookies based on your comment from Dorie’s blog. Three ingredients, that’s it!
    Spice Cake mix, 1 15 oz can of pure pumpkin and 1 cup of choc chips!
    Mix all three ingredients, drop on a parchment paper lined pan, and bake @ 325/350 for 12 minutes. Easy!
    I flatten out my cookies before I bake them. They are basically muffin top cookies. They freeze beautifully and make the house smell wonderful while baking.
    Karla in (dry) CA.

  2. aubrey

    Yes, possibly a wedding photo. Modest, but good clothes; posing close – but not too close; a discreet bouquet of flowers…a young couple of middle means.

    Do you think he might have written her during the war? Did they get engaged before he went off to fight?

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