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Considine, Joseph H., youngest son of Thomas and Margaret Considine, was born in Watkins, Schuyler County, N.Y., April 7, 1867.He was educated at Watkins and was graduated from its academy in April, 1884.Going to Williamsport, PA, he remained there for six months, and then entered the employ of the Beech Creek Railway Company at Jersey Shore, with whom he was engaged one year, or until the fall of 1885.He came to Elmira in 1886 and entered the office of Pierce & Dockstader, with whom he studied architecture three years.Mr. Considine has designed work for Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque, N. M., besides many of the finest residences in Elmira.In 1899 he embarked in business for himself with an office at 326 East Water street.He is a member of the B.P.O.E. of Elmira and of the Thirtieth Separate Company National Guards.His father, Thomas, as one of the early settlers to Schuyler County.He married Margaret Ryan, of Burlington, VT.They had ten children, of whom Josie H. is the youngest.Mr. Considine was a thorough and industrious student of his profession, not only here in Elmira, but in every place in which he has been employed.His favorite study has received his earnest attention.His work shows careful thought, skillfull architectural knowledge, and thorough application of the best modern principles in his profession. He has been eminently successful.