[According to recollections by Louie Clarence Canova III (lcc3@@msn.com)]:
He was a pharmacist and from pictures looked prosperous. They were often able to travel. Supposedly he established the first ice plant in Cuba. Eventually he got into farming and said farming experts from "all over" came to view his farming operation. He became known as the "little potato King" because of his excellent farming practices. He was proud of his farming. He often spoke of a "Triea" (sp?) in the family.