Dr. Lillian V. Salsman was born in Middle Country Harbour, NS, Dec 10, 1899 to Wellington and Ellen (Mason) Salsman; descendants of United Empire Loyalist. She graduated from Boston University, June 1921 with an A.B. degree, Phi Beta Kappa honors and then in preparation to become a foreign mission nurse, graduated from the New England Deaconess Hospital Nursing School in 1925.
In 1928 she set sail for Burma, to direct nursing education in Moulmein, sponsored by the American Baptist Mission Society. In June 1943, she answered the call to the US Army Nurse Corps and became Instructor and then Director of US Cadet Nurses, First Service Command. From 1946 – 1968 she was Director of Nursing Services for New York State Dept of Mental Hygiene.
Professionally her name is found listed in biographical information reference books. She retired to Marblehead Mass. and took an active role in her church and other civic activities. The investigative research necessary to complete the Homeland series was a heavy task; particularly to include the genealogies of many of the early Loyalist settlers of the Country Harbour area. The three-book series was published when Ms. Salsman was well into her 80’s. An invaluable resource for anyone researching the history of this area of Guysborough County.