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Chaplain Matthew O'Keefe of Mahone's Brigade. A famous priest-sketch of his noble and Beneficent career. Towson, Md., January 28, 1906. Rev. Matthew O'Keefe, pastor of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, died of pneumonia, contracted while responding to calls to attend the sick. He was seventy
ken great interest in parochial schools, and was until recently superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Crowning work of life.
It was at Towson that Father O'Keefe performed the crowning work of his notable life.
He erected there the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, a magnificent marble buil r of the Catholic Mirror.
Death found Father O'Keefe engrossed with great plans for the future, including the building of a magnificent Catholic high school at Towson, which would rival any institution of the kind in the country.
Father O'Keefe modeled his parochial school after the public schools, using, whenever possible, th