Ford City Riot 1917

Bishop Micahel Francis Fallon

Bishop Michael Francis Fallon

Father Francois Xavier Laurendeau

Father Francois Xavier Laurendeau

The Riot

The Ford City Riot of 1917

On September 8th, 1917, nearly 3,000 French-Canadian parishioners rioted in Ford City to protest the newly appointed parish priest, Francois Xavier Laurendeau and English, Diocese of London Bishop, Michael Francis Fallon.