Who was Van Ness Douglas (1846-1918) – Well he was General Manager (Secretary/Treasurer) Lock City Brewing Company in the late 1880’s to his death. He was also a teacher of writing and penmanship in Lockport schools and taught penmanship and bookkeeping privately. He belonged to many organizations around Lockport and was considered a prominent businessman. At his funeral The Knights Templar was the escort. His wife was Almeda Armstrong (1846-1888), a social lady and housewife. Daughter Camille (1877-1924) was Superintendent and a “prominent” member for 25 years of All Saints Alter Guild. She was only 47 when she succumbed to a 10 week illness on April 4, 1924. Olivia C. Douglas (1876-1938) was the only daughter of William and Olivia Stratton Douglas and a niece of Van Ness. After her parents died when she was very young, she spent time in Michigan with relatives and then came to live the rest of her life with Van Ness and Camille. She suffered all her life with crippling infantile paralysis, but even with her disabilities went on to study of law, did missionary work and was a substitute Bible school teacher . Olivia went to work with Chief Judge Cuthbert Pound and saved a considerable amount of money. When she passed, she left her monies to many people and groups around Lockport. She lived at Van Ness Douglas’ 343 East Ave. house until her death of a 2 week illness and heart problems.