Thursday, May 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Archbishop Fulton Sheen 5/8/1895

Peter John Sheen born May 8, 1895.  His parents were Morris Newton Sheen and Delia Fulton.  The Sheen's lived in an apartment above the hardware store that Newt ran at 25 Front St. in El Paso, IL.

The store burnt to the ground and the Sheen family moved to a farm Newt inherited from his father.

Fulton Sheen as a child

In 1900 the family moved to Peoria, IL so Peter (Fulton) could attend St. Mary's Cathedral school.  His grandfather John Fulton enrolled him in school as Fulton Sheen.

St. Mary's Cathedral School, Peoria, IL