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|Born||15 January 1782|
London, England, United Kingdom
|Died||19 October 1861 (79)|
|Burial||Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.|
Thomas Wildey (January 15, 1782 - October 19, 1861) was an English-born blacksmith, in particular a coach-spring maker, and fraternalist organiser who founded the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) in the United States, oft described as the "Father of American Odd Fellowship."
- Ridgely, James L. (1878), "Thomas Wildey", History of American Odd Fellowship, the First Decade, Baltimore, Md.: Ridgely, p. 275-295, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t74t6h96n&view=1up&seq=321
- "Obsequies of Past Grand Sire Thomas Wildey. PROCESSION OF ODD-FELLOWS.", Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): 1, 23 Oct. 1861, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/371589690/