We don't know much about the Governor's life before Woodbury, other than that he had a wife and a daughter he loved very much. When episode 305 begins, we see the Governor lovingly brush a young girl's hair. The young girl, however, does not appear to enjoy this grooming as she snarls and hisses and struggled to break free from his loving attention. With a sickening squelch, the Governor pulls out a chunk of the girl's hair. His daughter Penny is a zombie, and her decaying flesh cannot stand up to the Governor’s affectionate ministrations. Gross.