Boxcar Willie

Boxcar Willie bio

Birth Name: Lecil Travis Martin

Occupation: Country Singer

Place Of Birth: TX

Date Of Birth: September 1, 1931

Date Of Death: April 12, 1999

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Boxcar Willie was born on the 1st of September, 1931. He was best known for being a Country Singer. Country music singer who dressed up as and played the part of a jolly, lovable hobo during his performances.

Boxcar Willie was born in TX. He developed his persona after he saw a hobo who he thought resembled Willie Nelson passing by on a boxcar at a rail crossing. His first attempts at entertainment were met with popular indifference and his big break came in 1976 when he was invited to tour England, where his work was met with wide acclaim.

Boxcar Willie was a Virgo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Boxcar Willie was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Lecil Travis Martin is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


Boxcar’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Boxcar Willie’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Boxcar Willie’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Boxcar Willie kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Boxcar Willie was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Lecil Travis Martin
NICKNAME: Boxcar Willie
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Boxcar Willie was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Boxcar Willie was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Boxcar Willie had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Boxcar Willie’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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