I am looking for information regarding Charles Max, the son of John and a woman with the surname Chavez. He was supposedly born in the year 1904 in Colorado. According to family oral history, his father John was killed in a train wreck and his mother and sister died of an epidemic (the flu?), leaving Charles an orphan. He ran away after being sent to live with a relative. By 1930 he was living in New York State.
There was a Charles Maddy living in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado in 1920 (possibly the same man).