After her three-decades journey to find the truth about her father and her Churchill family connections, Oklahoma native Rhonda Noonan is planning a “Bastard’s Homecoming Tour” of the UK. While in the UK, plans are also being made to meet up with other members of the international adoption community.Continue reading »
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.Continue reading »
Join host Pam Kroskie as she interviews adoptee and author of The Fifth and Final Name, Rhonda Noonan on AACAdoptionNewsandViews this Friday September 20th at 4:00 pmContinue reading »
Noonan is worried, if the Capobiancos get custody of Veronica, that the little girl’s cultural and biological history will be lost. She said South Carolina needs to change its laws and put Veronica’s birth parents on her birth certificate.Continue reading »
Our next guest spent 30 years searching for the truth about her father and family identity. Her story really sounds more like a detective novel. The secrets in her family tree were covered up by the FBI and the Department Human Services, but why? We’re going to find out.
Rhonda Noonan, here to share her story on Good Morning OklahomaContinue reading »
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.Continue reading »
Rhonda Noonan, author of The Fifth and Final Name – Memoir of an American Churchill, will be a guest on ABC’s KTUL this Friday July 26, 2013.Continue reading »
Rhonda Noonan, author of The Fifth and Final Name will be at Steve’s Sundry Books & More on Saturday, July 20 from 1 to 3 P.M. for a book signing.Continue reading »
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.Continue reading »
It was a situation where I just had to put together facts and kind of follow different trails. There were a lot of different cover-ups. The FBI was involved. Folks at the state level in the governor’s office. Averell Harriman and a lot of other famous people in history were part of this, believe it or not.
So, it was really a matter of one foot in front of the other, and as the facts became inscrutable, I tried to wrap my mind around the idea that Winston Churchill had something to do with this, but it was quite an amazing revelation, as you can imagine.