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 »
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 »
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.”Continue reading »
Rhonda Noonan, 56, knew she had been adopted and that her father was an important British figure. Yet discovering his identity turned into a real mystery.Now Rhonda, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has discovered her father was Sir Winston Churchill’s only son, Randolph.She details her story in her new book, The Fifth and Final Name – Memoir of an American Churchill.Continue reading »
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He’s the most recognizable figure in British history, working side by side with President Franklin Roosevelt to lead the allies to victory in World War II. Now a Sand Springs woman says she is Winston Churchill’s illegitimate granddaughter. It’s a […]Continue reading »