He worked as a merchant in his native France. He had several children, the youngest of whom was his daughter Marlena. As a child, he repeatedly beat Marlena, particularly after he had been drinking. When the ISS Enterprise returned to Earth in 2270, Marlena told her husband Admiral Spock that she had no desire to visit her father in France.
After Spock became Emperor of the Terran Empire and Marlena his Empress Consort in 2277, she summoned her father to swear his loyalty to her in person in the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Although Marlena had expected this to her moment of triumph after years of suffering at his hands, she took no pleasure in the experience. She instead felt pity for her father, who was by then a broken man. (TOS - Mirror Universe novel: The Sorrows of Empire)