Squire George McCall of Kings River

Following are just two examples of George Robert McCall being referred to as “squire”. I assume he’s earned this title due to his prosperous farm, leadership in the local Baptist Association and many years serving as Justice of the Peace. The first instance is from the April 5, 1907 edition of the Star Progress newspaper and the second is from the June 12, 1908 edition. The second example demonstrates sloppy typesetting as it should obviously be “Squire G.R. McCall.” Kings River and Cross refer to the Carroll County townships the men are from. Cross Township is north of Grandview on the west side of the Kings River and borders Missouri. Kings River Township is also on the west bank of the river and includes Grandview, Rock Springs and the Walker Settlement.