LEONARD PASSMORE
1873-1936

    Born 12 January 1873, he married Rachel Banta, who was b. 11 September 1874 and died 8 May 1943.
    Leonard's father, Andrew Jackson Passmore, who claimed kinship to "Old Hickory", was a Civil War veteran who served from Georgia.  A. J.'s wife at home in Georgia, struggled to feed her children while her husband languished in a Yankee prison, was forced through the theft of her horses by General Sherman's boys, to plough with oxen.
    Rachel's father, John W. Banta, served in that conflict from Texas as a ranger in the "Home Guards."
    Leonard Passmore, about 1918, sold his home at Doss in Gillespie County and purchased the Corbell Place about three miles southwest of Voca.  It was at that time he became principal of Montgomery School, located one mile south of Voca, and continued there through the 1920-1021 term.  Though his business was stock-farming and his profession teaching, his well-loved hobby was writing.  He wrote verse and history for a local newspaper and was a contributor to Hunter's Frontier Times.  One of his narratives is incorporated into this book.
    He died at Voca 20 December 1936.
    The children of Leonard and Rachel (Banta) Passmore were: Minnie, who m. Alva C. Stewart; Dora m. Oran Tinsley; Angie m. (1) Virgil Sewart and (2) "Eck" Echols; Claude m. Buna Wren; Alma m. King Charles Smith; Leah m. (1) Ernest O. Henderson and (2) Paul Johnson; Daymon m. Thelma Mizzell.

                Wayne Spiller, Compiler
McCulloch County History, Vol. I
1976
Submitted by: Louann Hall