Harold Hale is Elizabeth Hale's husband, and the father of Cornelia and Lillian. He works as the manager of a bank and enjoys opera music. Harold's often times portrayed as a busy man, though he loves his daughters and wife dearly and trying to have family time as much as he can. He treated Cornelia like a princess exaggeratedly from a kindergarten until high school, such as building her a cake castle for her birthday, putting his suit on a puddle so she wouldn't walk on it, giving her a crown, and. Cornelia claims that he does it especially when he wants her forgiveness such as neglecting her over his work, though it looks like he does it out of the blue and loves pampering his children.
Harold's parents argued constantly when he was younger. Sometimes his father would pack his bags and leave temporarily, but he would always come back. In the Ninth arc, he register Cornelia in Duvall's College, a private snob school of Heatherfield, thinking it is better suit for his daughter, Cornelia Hale.