That Rudyard Kipling, English poet and novelist, was entertained one night in Lakewood when he was en route to Chautauqua for a speaking engagement.
That Lakewood High School had the first illuminated football field for night football in Western New York and one of the first in the country.
That there was a sanitarium in Lakewood for the Keeley Cure located on Summit Street between Oakland and Crescent Avenues
was elected Governor of California on the Democratic ticket in 1883
was the ancestral home of Major General George Stoneman who was born on the old homestead in 1822 and was graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1846