1.) Charles Dawson (11 July 1864 – 10 August 1916)
was a British amateur archaeologist, who was initially credited with, and is now blamed for, discoveries that turned out to be imaginative frauds, climaxing with that of the Piltdown Man (Eoanthropus dawsoni), which he presented in 1912. Dawson was often present at finds in the archaeological digs, or was the finder himself.Charles Dawson in Wikipedia
2.) Charles Dawson (Fictitious character)
In M. Louisa Locke's series Victorian San Francisco Mysteries
, Charles Dawson is a rancher, married to Abigail, and the father of Nate, Billie, and Laura. Billie and his wife, Violet, remain on the ranch, while Nate became a lawyer and Laura went to college.