Why I Wrote The Fifth and Final Name

Why I Searched for My Family and My Past

My search was a result of two things: trying to understand the impact of adoption on ME and hearing, from Lillie, that there was a biological grandfather who loved and cared about me. The idea that someone from that family might have cared about me ran in absolute contradiction to my beliefs at that time. I know that I am fairly “normal” in the adoptee arena, in the sense that I felt unwanted and unimportant; a throw-away, a mistake…someone “they” wished hadn’t come along and that had to be dealt with as a “problem.”

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A Transatlantic Adoption Tale

You don’t need to be interested in adoption per se to appreciate this superb book which has something for everyone: international intrigue, stonewalling bureaucracies, perturbed characters who will fight tooth and nail to keep their secrets nailed firmly shut lest their psyches crumble…and even a number of eerily prophetic seers and finally a catharsis of sorts.

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KJRH Interview: FBI Cover Up of Winston Churchill’s Granddaughter

You have written a book about it, The Fifth and Final Name and let me ask you a little bit about the FBI’s role in this. So they were trying to be complacent with the Churchill family and with England to keep this keep this a secret.

RHONDA: Well yes, I would assume so. I don’t know who in the Churchill family knew about this other than of Randolph Churchill who was my biological father.

They did some interesting things. They tapped my adoptive parents home phone. So the only time my parents could communicate with the people in the city, was if they called form their home number. The FBI showed up in Tonkawa a few months prior my adoption and interviewed my adoptive mother’s employers. She had worked at the bank and worked at the drug store and they talked to her employers. Talked to my grandparents. And talked to a couple of business men who were close to the family. There as a little bit of hubbub about why the FBI had shown up in Tonkawa.

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Please, Please Tell me the Truth; An Excerpt from The Fifth and Final Name

Polly retold the story and Shari nodded her head that she had heard. Polly cautioned her, “You must not tell anybody about this. You have to keep it secret. It’s not good, not good…you can’t talk about it. It’s too dangerous. You’ll get in trouble.”

Again, I tried to reassure her, “Polly, everybody’s dead. Nobody’s going to get in trouble. Everyone’s dead that had anything to do with it except you and my birthmother.”

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Press Release: A 30 Year Search for Family Revels Winston Churchill as Biological Grandfather

Churchills's Grandaughter's Book

Chumbolly Press is proud to announce the release of The Fifth and Final Name: Memoir of an American Churchill (http://www.fifthandfinalname.com) by Rhonda Noonan. The memoir is the unforgettable story of one adoptee’s search for family and the truth about her past. It details a shocking and remarkable journey where Rhonda discovers that she is the biological granddaughter to the late Sir Winston Churchill.

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