Reprinted from 2014
From the Blog, ArchBishop Fulton J Sheen, Servant of All
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.
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.
For more of the history of the life of the Venerable Fulton J Sheen, and the cause of his canonization please click HERE