That Perry Nichols, another Lakewoodite, captured the first prisoner in the Battle of Gettysburg and is commemorated by a marker at Gettysburg.
That Lakewood’s first Village Clerk, Alpheus Hodges, achieved immortality by firing the first shot in the Battle of Gettysburg.
That the architect for the Kent House, Edward Austin Kent, died in the Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 after helping many of his fellow passengers to safety.
The famous agnostic, once spoke in Lakewood in a tent erected on the corner of Chautauqua and Summit Avenues to a huge crowd of people who had come to hear him denounce the Bible.
That Carrie Nation of Temperance fame in the early 1900’s transferred from the Erie depot in Lakewood to the boat landing en route to Chautauqua.