Philip J. Canova

Philip J. Canova

Mary Susan CanovaMary Susan Canova

Philip John Canova, JrPhilip John Canova, Jr

Francis Robert (James) CanovaFrancis Robert (James) Canova

Laura Belle CanovaLaura Belle Canova

Sidney Josephene CanovaSidney Josephene Canova

 Antonio Joseph Venancio CanovaAntonio Joseph Venancio Canova
 Raphael (Rafael) Bartolome CanovaRaphael (Rafael) Bartolome Canova 
  Margarita Francisca Juliana PonzMargarita Francisca Juliana Ponz
 Philip J. CanovaPhilip J. Canova 
birt: 23 AUG 1854
plac: Saint Augustine, Florida
deat: 6 NOV 1948
plac: Green Cove Springs, Florida

Estella [--?--]Estella [--?--]
birt: 20 AUG 1857
deat: 23 JAN 1882
plac: Saint Augustine, Florida

Frances Jeanette BrownFrances Jeanette Brown
marr: 3 APR 1883
plac: Mandarin, Florida
birt: 22 MAY 1860
deat: 14 AUG 1953
  Philip WeedmanPhilip Weedman
 Germana Susana (Susan) WeedmanGermana Susana (Susan) Weedman 
 Maria Barbara Antonia HinsmanMaria Barbara Antonia Hinsman



Philip owned a general merchant store located on the Palmetto and Spring Street corner in Green Cove Springs, Florida where he lived most of his life. Through this business, Philip funded the building of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Green Cove Springs, Florida. There is a stained glass window in rememberance of his efforts with the Green Cove Springs church.

His daughter Belle reflected, "Back then priests were not able to come down to sermon each day. So the community would ring my father's bell. He would read scriptures to the folks and report to the priest."

Philip purchased the Clay County Crescent newspaper, and his two sons Phil and Frank helped their father.

At one point, his sons ran the Canova Printing Company in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Francis J. Canova was the manager, and operated it with his brother Philip J. Canova, Jr. They did business through mail orders, and did engraving and binding as well as printing.

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