I am interested in Luke & Lura's son Thomas, b. 1873.I suspect that Luke had a second wife, Evaline May Russell whom he m. on April 12, 1892, perhaps immediately after the divorce from Lura?Do you know if his son Thomas married Cora Bateman and had a son called Ernest Deverne Rist, b. 1894 in Johnsburg?Thomas had a sister, Jennie Harrington, living with him and Cora in the 1900 census.
Can you trace your friend's Luke Rist back to Reuben and Betsy (Wyman) Rist through his parents, Amos and Jane (Galusha) Rist?
Thanks for any information you have about this line.I have info about Reuben Rist back to Nicholas Rist of Reading, Mass. in the 1600's, if you are interested.