Edward was the son of George Lawton and Genevieve Lawton and the older brother of Floyd Lawton. Edward was considered the golden child while Floyd's parents often ignored him. Despite this Floyd grew up admiring his older brother. When Genevieve discovered that George was cheating on her she asked her sons to kill him. Edward then locked Floyd in a boat house and shot his father in the library in their house which paralyzed him. As Floyd escaped he saw that Edward was preparing to kill their father so he shot his own gun at Edward in an attempt to disarm him. However, Floyd accidentally shot Edward between the eyes and killed him.
- Floyd Lawton has a son that he named after his brother.