Harold Barton was the husband of Edith Barton and the father of Barney and Clint Barton.[1] He and his family ran a butcher shop in Waverly, Iowa. Harold Barton was physically and verbally abusive to his wife and sons, especially when he drank.[1] Eventually, he crashed his car while driving drunk, killing himself and his wife and leaving the two boys orphans. The boys were placed in an orphanage.[2]



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