Henry (Harry) Fairn is the father of Caleb, Indio, Joy and Jesse Fairn, and their half-brother Xay Morant. He was born in 1966 in Anaconda, Montana, and grew up there in the family home where he later raised his sons as a single father.
Harry joined the Army out of high school (1984) and three years later, while home on leave, met Miriam Wild in a Montana bar. Their first son Caleb was born while he was stationed in Germany for two years. He and Miriam married in March 1990, and their twins Indio and Joy were born that September. Their fourth child Jesse was born in 1994.
Harry had an extramarital affair a few months before Jesse's birth with an Australian college student in San Diego. The resulting son was raised by his mother in Australia. The affair and pregnancy ended Harry's marriage to Miriam.
Harry became a sole parent in 1997 to his sons, then aged 9, 6, and 3 years old. The responsibility overwhelmed him, and due to his alcoholism he was a negligent and at times violent father, leading to Caleb taking over most household responsibilities. The family moved to Seattle in 2003. Harry has worked many jobs including school groundskeeper, prison guard, middle management at a cleaning company, and security guard.
After Caleb threw him out of the Seattle home, Harry bought a small house in Everett and gained a Border Collie named Lexie. Two years later he sells that house and now lives on his boat at Shilshole Bay Marina on Puget Sound.