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Patrick F. O'Keeffe

O'KEEFFE. -- At the residence of his father on Friday morning, Nov. 17th, of consumption, Patrick F. O'Keefe in the 24th year of his age.

The death of P. F. O'Keeffe had been sorrowfully anticipated by his friends for several days, and on Friday morning the sad even occurred. His death was caused by Laryngitis.

Mr. O'Keeffe was born in this city in 1858 and was therefore 24 years old at the time of his demise. He was a painter by trade, and was an industrious workman. In his death a father, mother, three brothers, and four sisters are made to mourn.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. O'Reilly Sunday morning at a little after nine o'clock in St. Paul's church, in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends of the deceased.

The procession consisting of fifty-eight vehicles headed by the city band and St. Paul's band of which Mr. O'Keeffe was a member, started from the family residence at nine o'clock, the bands discoursing the mournful strains of a funeral dirge. The horn that belonged to Mr. O'Keeffe was draped in mourning and borne in front of the procession by M. J. O'Reilly.

On arriving at the church special mass was observed in honor of the deceased. After the services, which were eloquent and impressive, the sad procession moved toward the cemetery, the band giving forth solemn music as far as college hill. Arriving at the cemetery the remains of the departed son, brother, friend, and comrade of the band, were deposited in the cold and silent tomb.

The funeral was attended by several friends of the deceased from a distance, of whom we note the names of Timothy Caughan and wife, John Caughan and wife, Mrs. Edward Ryan and daughter, P. O'Donahue, Miss Margaret Costing, all of South Chicago; also Dennis Lyons, Tom Kelly, and James Shea, of Michigan City.

Mr. O'Keeffe was well known among our citizens, and favorably, as was attested by the large cortege which attended his remains to their burial place. We extend sympathy to the afflicted family in their bereavement.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: November 23, 1886
Volume Number: 26
Issue Number: 47
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Practical Observer
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