v25-4 Edgewater Teaser #26

Vol. XXV No. 4 - WINTER 2014

In the last issue we asked: What two-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner once lived in Edgewater?

Answer: Annette Rogers, a graduate of Senn High School (January 1932), once lived at 6322 N. Lakewood. Ms. Rogers won the Gold medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay with three other women, first in 1932, and then again in 1936 with three other women at the famous games in Berlin. She later was inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame.

Ms. Rogers was born October 11, 1913, in Massachusetts, the second of four children born to John J. (a streetcar conductor) and Mary Rogers, both immigrants from Ireland. After graduating from Northwestern University, she taught physical education at Lake View High School for some 30 years (from 1935 to 1965). She married Peter Kelly in September 1948, and died in 2006 at the age of 93 in Des Plaines Illinois. She was survived by her three children: Kevin, Terrance, and Kathleen.

In January, 1932, she was chosen by the Senn faculty as one of the three leading graduates, selected on the basis of successfully combining both scholarship and school activities. In her senior year she was secretary of her class, the girls sports editor of the Senn News staff, and secretary of the all school council. It was a very serendipitous selection.

Sources: Chicago Tribune, Sportsreference.com; 1930 Census

Teaser #27

The following questions all relate to aldermanic elections in wards when they included part of Edgewater. What aldermanic candidate in an Edgewater ward received the highest number of votes ever recorded in a contested Edgewater aldermanic election? The greatest percentage of the votes cast in a contested election? What successful candidate won by the lowest vote margin? By the lowest percentage of votes? What alderman ran unopposed the most times? In what ward and during what year was the highest number of votes cast? The lowest? What aldermanic race saw the greatest number of candidates?